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What is the difference between a Pike and a Pickerel?

Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Oct 27, 2020

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Answered Jun 10, 2019

Are you familiar with what a pike and a pickerel are? These are two types of fish that may be similar to each other. The pike is a fish that can grow really long. You can tell if you are looking at a pike when you see that some of the portions of the gills do not have scales. A pickerel, like a pike, is also a long and slender fish but it will not grow as big as the pike.

Are you familiar with what a pike and a pickerel are? These are two types of fish that may be

You will also notice that the gills of the pickerel are fully-scaled. Another thing that you have to look for to be sure which fish you have caught is to find the teardrop-like shape below the eye of the fish. If there is a symbol like this present, this means that you are looking at a pickerel. If there is none, you are looking at a pike.

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Answered May 30, 2019

Pike and Pickerel are two different types of fish. Although they share certain similarities, they are not the same. A pike is also commonly known as Northern Pike. It is a big, long slender fish that can weigh as much as 40 pounds. It grows a lot bigger than the Pickerel. The northern pikes are fully covered with scaled but only the upper portion of the gill cover has scales, and the rest of it doesn’t.

Pike and Pickerel are two different types of fish. Although they share certain similarities, they
A Pickerel is also called Chain Pickerel. It is also a long slender fish, though it is a lot smaller than the Pike. The entire gill of a Pickerel is covered with scales, unlike that of the Pike. Also, if you look closes at the eye of the Pickerel, you can spot the teardrop mark beneath the eyes.

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