Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


Date of this Version

April 1961


Published in TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY Vol. 90, No.2, April, 1961 pp.227-228. Copyright The American Fisheries Society. Used by permission.


Recent technical publications and popular literature have not fully established the present geographical range of the northern pike. A survey by the writer in 1955 showed that 26 states and Canadian provinces had resident northern pike populations. During the past 5 years pike have been introduced into several other states, thus extending the range. Pike are already established in most of the northern states and are now being released into waters of the south and west.