Fish Explorer Logo
Colorado
Colorado Fishing FishExplorer.com
Colorado Fishing
Login Usr:Psd:
Don't have an account? Register now...
 

spacer spacer
spacer

Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Rudd
Sacramento Perch
Sauger
Saugeye
Smallmouth Bass
Splake
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

View another fish:
FishExplorer Lakes with Northern Pike
FishExplorer Rivers with Northern Pike
Only lakes in the Fish Explorer database are included in this listing. Lakes we feature on this website are hyperlinked.
Northern Pike

Pike have an elongated body and head, with a broad flat snout is broad and flat, and are colored olive green, shading into yellow to white along the belly. These toothy critters have jaws, roof of the mouth, tongue, and gillrakers covered with numerous sharp teeth. Males and females are similar in appearance but females live longer and attain greater size. Northerns can reach large sizes with fish to 60 inches and 50 plus pounds possible.
 
These top end predators will readily take big prey, upwards of one third their body length and are not particular about what they’ll eat. Pike can be found in a variety of waters having a tolerance for many conditions. As ambush predators, pike typically lie in wait for prey, showing high acceleration as they strike.
 
Spawning occurs in spring soon after the ice goes out, typically in the grassy margins of lake shores, slow-moving streams, or sloughs. The eggs are dropped to the bottom where they adhere to grass, rocks, or other debris. The young pike feed on small invertebrates and quickly move on to larger prey like small fish.
 
Pike eggs and new hatchlings (which stay inactive, attached to vegetation for their first few days of life) fall prey in large numbers to larger pike, perch, minnows, waterfowl, water mammals, and even some insects. Larger pike have two primary enemies – lampreys, and man. Spawning adult northern pike, exposing themselves recklessly in the shallows, are vulnerable to bears, dogs, and other large carnivores.
 

Most Recent Northern Pike Forum Posts
1st open water pike 08.29.14 by booman
Elkhead Pike 08.26.14 by SGM
Pike in NE Colorado 08.25.14 by Skookshunter
Has anyone fished Crawford recently? 08.22.14 by masteroftheloch
Awesome Camo Colors For A Northern!!! 08.16.14 by pikeNcolorado
Thanks TightLine Outfitters! 08.12.14 by Peacharoo24
tarryall pike 08.09.14 by sailfish
Fishing the Yampa west of Steamboat 08.05.14 by sanjuangeni
NEW STATE RECORD PIKE (unrecorded) 07.28.14 by N.PikeHu$tla
Northern Pike Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Crappies for Christmas 01.02.14 by Mitch Bradshaw
Blog: Fishing With Friends 09.06.13 by Josh Cundiff
Blog: After the Turkey Hunt 05.16.13 by Daryl Bauer
Blog: Boomerang Tool Co. Grip 11.07.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: DIY No Drill Removable Kayak Fish FInder 09.29.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Arctic Lodges - Day Four 06.21.12 by David Coulson
Blog: Day one, we made it to the lodge 06.16.12 by David Coulson