Specimen Information

Esox lucius
Esox lucius
(Northern Pike)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID26211
Common NameNorthern Pike
CountyKenai Peninsula
LocalityMackeys Lake, near Soldotna Creek, a Kenai River trib
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Kenai Peninsula
HUC8 Number19020302
HUC10 NameLower Kenai River
HUC10 Number1902030218
HUC12 NameSoldotna Creek
HUC12 Number190203021803
Collection Year1972
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1927
Author:Little, J.
Title:State to poison perch.
Publisher:Anchorage Daily News
Issue:June 8
Reference 2
Ref. Number:32223
Author:Western Regional Panel Members
Title:Member Update Reports for the Western Regional Panel Meeting
Publisher:Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Western Regional Panel
Commentsearly 1970s; population has spread to Soldotna Creek then to the Kenai River and upstream to the Moose River --------------- Pike were established until the "pike suppression program" of 2014-2018 under the Alaska Department of Fish and Game resulted in the eradication of northern pike from the Kenai Peninsula, effective year 2018.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate


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