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Also called great northern pickerel, jack, jackfish.

This fish occurs around the world in northern, or arctic waters, extending from northwestern Europe, across northern Asia to northern North America. It is densely distributed throughout Alaska with the exception of the off shore islands. Northern Pike are widespread throughout Canada and the Arctic Islands above the Hudson Bay. It is considered a delicious food fish. the flesh is sweet, white and flaky, but like other members of its genus, it sometimes has a weedy or muddy taste during the summer months. Pike are usually taken by trolling with large spoons, plugs or natural baits, but casting and still fishing are also frequently successful.

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