Grass Pickerel


Other Common Names:

Little pickerel, barred pickerel, mud pickerel, slough pike, pickerel


Scientific Name:

Esox americanus vermiculatus



Feeds on fish and insects



Prefers slow, clear streams and lakes with aquatic vegetation



Average length is 8 inches



Long, slender body; snout resembles duck bill; color green to olive-brown above, wavy or worm-like bars on sides and light beneath


Photo & text courtesy of:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Fish and Fishing by James R. Harlan and Everett B. Speaker with James Mayhew; color illustrations by Maynard F. Reece

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker

Konrad Schmidt - James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History

Fishes of Indiana published by Indiana Department of Conservation, Division of Fish and Game (1964)


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