Pike is an ardent individualist. It occupies its specific place in the reservoir and “develops” its territory, reaching a certain age and weight. She begins to live apart, not yet gaining 50 grams of weight. But if the pike concentration is too high in the pond, there is competition between them and the search for their place in this case is delayed for an unlimited period.
The best, promising sections of the reservoir are occupied by older specimens, and juvenile pike are forced to occupy the coastal strip. Usually she chooses places near the reed, with a favorable microclimate, that is, sufficient flow, an increased content of oxygen dissolved in water, a natural shelter in the form of driftwood or grassy vegetation in accordance with the pristine ice. Continue reading