The Ultimate Pike Locations Quiz

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The Ultimate Pike Locations Quiz
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Pike fishing is possible all around the world, in countries ranging from Russia to Canada, Ireland to Sweden, Finland to the United States. Accordingly, many seasons are suitable for pike fishing. To get the lowdown on great pike fishing locations and seasons, take this quiz.
What sort of waters are home to northern pike?
choppy
warm
chilly
Northern pike swim in chilly waters in many countries around the world.

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What makes pike fishing so satisfying?
They love being caught.
They'll bite on almost anything.
Pike are predators so they'll bite on almost anything.
They are slow to attack.

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In which direction do pike teeth point?
backward
Pike teeth point backward, which helps them grab and hold large prey.
forward
downward

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Why are pike called "pike"?
because they have a pointed nose like a pike hill has a summit
because of the naturalist who discovered them, Dr. Steven Pike
because of their resemblance to a spear or pike
Pike resemble a spear or pike, hence their name.

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Which northern country has some of the best pike fishing?
Norway
Sweden
Sweden has some of the best pike fishing.
Greenland

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Why is pike fishing so popular in Sweden?
because the coastal waters are shallow and extensive, providing a large reproduction area
because there are laws against commercial overfishing, so the pike population is stable
Both reasons mentioned means that there are loads of pike in Sweden's waters.
both of the above reasons

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What can you see at the ancient fishing sites of Basto Fishing Camp?
pike tail trails
mounds of pike scales
pike skulls adorning trees
At Basto Fishing Camp, you can see pike skulls adorning trees.

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When do pike spawn?
usually in May
Pike usually spawn in the month of May.
generally in August
most often in January

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Which are larger, lake pike or river pike?
there's no discernible difference
river pike
lake pike
Lake pike are usually several pounds larger.

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When the summer is colder, where can you expect to find pike?
deep down beneath the surface
closer to the shore
They are likely to be closer to the shore.
far from the shore

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If you want to fish in the Yukon, what do you need to do first?
map out the area
obtain a license
To fish in the Yukon, you need to obtain a license first.
find out if pike are there during that season

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What makes Ontario a good fishing spot?
Over 75 percent of first-time anglers catch pike there.
Migrating fish pass through there.
It has 15 percent of Earth's freshwater.
Ontario has 15 percent of Earth's freshwater, which means that fishing opportunities abound.

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The largest pike on record weighed in at:
55 pounds (25 kilos)
The largest pike caught so far weighed 55 pounds (25 kilos).
65 pounds (29 kilos)
75 pounds (34 kilos)

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Which of these affect pike feeding times?
the water clarity
the seasons
The seasons affect pike feeding times.
the tides

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Why do large numbers of young pike not make it to adulthood?
because they're likely to be eaten by predators or other pike
Many young pike don't make it to adulthood because they get eaten by predators or by their own kind.
because many get sick in toxic waters
because the young ones often get tangled in seaweed

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What percentage of pike eggs reach maturity?
fewer than 0.1 percent
Surprisingly, fewer than 0.1 percent of pike eggs reach maturity.
fewer than 1 percent
fewer than 10 percent

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Why are Ireland's lakes great for winter fishing?
because they are shallow enough for you to get through the thin ice
because they don't freeze over
Ireland's lakes don't freeze over so there's no ice to battle with.
neither of the above

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Where is Ireland's annual Pike Fishing Classic held?
Lough Ree
Lough Sheelin
Lough Erne
It is held at Lough Erne every year.

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Does Ireland allow you to use live fish as bait?
yes
no
No, government regulations don't allow using live fish as bait.
there are no regulations either way

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If you want to do ice fishing, how thick should the ice be?
at least 4 inches (10 centimeters) thick
The ice should be at least 4 inches (10 centimeters) thick, otherwise it would be unsafe to put your weight on.
no more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) thick
at least 8 inches (20 centimeters) thick

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