Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 1-5

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. v-7

read more

Acknowledgments

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. vii-9

This book is dedicated to career employees of the Department of Natural Resources in Minnesota and Wisconsin and of similar agencies elsewhere. The professional people I have encountered in the field of natural resources deserve much more credit than...

County Map of Minnesota

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. ix-11

read more

Introduction: Minnesota’s Northern Pike Legacy

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. xi-xv

The “aquatic wolf” was a creature of awe and mystery in the Old World, with early poems and folk tales alluding to its large size and predatory nature (Casselman 1996). Fearsome stories were told about northern pike attacking people and other creatures...

read more

1. The Ecology of Northern Pike

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 1-69

Northern pike entered the consciousness of Old World scholars as early as the 12th and 13th centuries. Scientific nomenclature for pike was assigned by the Swedish botanist Linnaeus in 1758 during his effort to design a classification scheme for all living organisms....

read more

2. Recreational and Commercial Fishing

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 71-90

Northern pike are valued principally as sport fish in Minnesota. One of the reasons for their popularity is that pike are very vulnerable to angling and are readily caught with spoons, spinners, lures, and bait (Figure 2.1). Pike fingerlings barely larger than 25...

read more

3. Conservation and Management of Northern Pike

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 91-134

Loss of critical habitat has been an important issue for maintaining northern pike populations (Casselman and Lewis 1996; Margenau et al. 2008). Draining and filling of wetlands and so-called “improvement” of shorelines for lake homes have been increasingly...

read more

4. Sampling Northern Pike Populations

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 135-173

Experimental gill netting and trap netting have been the two principal techniques for sampling fish populations during lake surveys in Minnesota since lake survey methods were standardized in a manual by John Moyle and Charles Burrows in 1954. Early on,...

read more

Closing Thoughts about Pike Management in Minnesota

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 175-181

The future of northern pike management in Minnesota is closely tied to social questions. For example, how will we partition the use of pike resources among all the groups interested in pike fishing? In most lakes, we will need to choose between management...

Bibliography

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 183-201

Index

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 203-205