Outdoors Niagara Exclusive
BLUE PIKE - A
COMPILATION OF IT'S
LAKE ERIE HISTORY
SORRY THIS COMPILATION STORY DOESN'T EXIST ANY MORE
To see a historical compilation of viewpoints on Blue Pike and other fish species in Lake Erie and Long Point Ontario, Canada ~ This is a report to give insight on fish populations dating back to 1790. In the report it appears that when the smelt came on strong in Erie, the blue pike and walleye populations declined. You form your own opinion. This is very good reading not only about the blues but the walleye, bass, sturgeon, lake trout and even salmon. Maps, species charts, net information is all on here.
GO HERE to see the compilation
This website and information was submitted by Jim Drozdowski
Here is an email received from Mr. Drozdowski
regarding this. Thanks!
"Search the "Long Point Environmental Folio, Chapter 6" on your search engine and you'll see a history of commercial fishing records from Port Dover, a Canadian port on Eastern Lake Erie. The numbers of "Blue Pike" are documented and the replacement of the blue pike, lake trout, whitefish and herring in the lake by the uncontrolled smelt masses are there. Make your own assumptions of what happened to the blue pike but the smelt invasion is probably the cause of the coldwater fishery in Lake Erie."