Specimen Information

Esox lucius
Esox lucius
(Northern Pike)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID156731
Common NameNorthern Pike
LocalityLake Davis, in eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevadas
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Fork Feather
HUC8 Number18020123
HUC10 NameUpper Middle Fork Feather River
HUC10 Number1802012304
HUC12 NameBig Grizzly Creek
HUC12 Number180201230401
Collection Day19
Collection Month7
Collection Year2002
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13457
Author:Stienstra, T.
Title:Pike could devastate fisheries; scientists say predator could devastate Delta.
Publisher:San Francisco Chronicle
Issue:January 29, 2003
Reference 2
Ref. Number:14028
Author:Boxall, B.
Title:Escalating the war against predator pike.
Publisher:The Los Angeles Times
Issue:February 4
Comments17,635 collected in 2002, 6,358 in 2001, 600 in 2000. Lake was poisoned in 1997 at a cost of 10 million dollars in fines and expenses. Pike either survived or were reintroduced. Since then the lake biologist have tried nets, explosives, and electro-shoke at a cost of $500,000 per year.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Number Collected17,635


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/16/2021].

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