The Northern Pike, the most widely distributed sport fish in Saskatchewan, is considered one of the fiercest and most thrilling of all freshwater game fish.

How to catch: Use in-line spinners, crank baits or spoons – a variety of shallow running lures
Average weight: 1-2.5 kg (2-5 lb)
Record/live release: 141 cm (55 in), Mirond Lake, 2008.

These guys are the scrappers of the freshwater fish world. They’re found everywhere in Saskatchewan’s lakes and rivers, usually in relatively shallow water and often in or around weed beds. They’re a great eating fish, but mind the small bones. Use various spoons, crank baits or line spinners. Average weight: 1 to 2.5 kg (2 to 5 lb).

The Northern Pike, the most widely distributed sport fish in Saskatchewan, is considered one of the fiercest and most thrilling of all freshwater game fish. The "great northern" generally prefers shallow weed areas in lakes and can often be caught in spring and fall in bays, off points and on sandbars dropping off into deeper waters. Also sometimes referred to as jackfish or jack.

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