Specimen Information

Esox lucius
Esox lucius
(Northern Pike)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID850786
GroupFishes
GenusEsox
Specieslucius
Common NameNorthern Pike
StateMT
CountyFlathead
LocalityAshley Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlathead Lake
HUC8 Number17010208
HUC10 NameAshley Creek
HUC10 Number1701020801
HUC12 NameAshley Lake
HUC12 Number170102080101
Map
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Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27494
Author:Vashro, J.
Date:1990
Title:Illegal aliens
Journal:Montana Outdoors
Volume:1990
Issue:July/August
Pages:35-37
Commentsrecent introduction; A recent—and we hope abortive—attempt to introduce pike to Ashley Lake provides a graphic example of how senseless illegal transplants can be. Ashley Lake produces rainbow-cutthroat hybrids of spectacular size, including the current world record of 30 pounds.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2


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