Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


Date of this Version

January 1960


Published in TRANSACTIONS AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY Volume 89 (1) 1960. Copyright © AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY. Used by permission.


In the sandhill region of Nebraska both northern pike, Esox lucius, and grass pickerel, Esox vermiculatus, are abundant in several shallow natural lakes. Both species are known to utilize the same vegetative habitat for spawning during March and April. The pike is an important game species but the smaller pickerel is of little value to fishermen although in winter is at times taken by angling through the ice.