There are Northern Pike in Utah Lake and they are doing well. The problem is that they should not be there. The Pike were illegally introduced to the lake a few years back and now they are starting to impact the other fish in the lake in a negative way. Of particular concern is the June Sucker which is listed as endangered on the federal Endangered Species list. Northern Pike are ferocious eaters and will eat just about anything they want. They have no predators sot hey are at the top of the food chain. Not only is June Sucker in danger, but bass, walleye, catfish and other panfish that already live in the lake are in danger as well.
To confront this problem the Division of Wildlife Resources has made it mandatory that you must keep and kill the fish. Please visit there website for more information about what to do if you catch a Northern Pike in Utah Lake. Visit the fish identification guide on this website to learn how to identify pike as well as other game fish found in Utah.
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