Iowa DNR
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Northern Pike Esox lucius

Esocidae (Pikes)
Trophic Class
Top Carnivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
Is Hybrid?
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 70 bioassessment sites, 4 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 50 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 121 distinct sites, or 10.3% of the 1177 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 42nd most commonly collected species.

The Northern Pike was collected in 108 bioassessment sampling sessions and 128 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 4 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 1,061 individual Northern Pike specimens, ranking it the #58 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map