Discreet Hunter, it is said often that he is everywhere and nowhere. To catch him therefore start by search for it carefully.
The teeth of the river
It has an elongated and spindle-shaped body and a double dorsal fin which make him a percide.
The mouth is fairly thin and long with two pairs of well-developed canines. The eyes are glassy and bulging, the retina is very close to that of nocturnal raptors, he has good eyesight, even in environments where light intensity is low.
Her dress is rather gray, marked with dark vertical stripes running through the body
Its diet is mainly composed of fish of small sizes (5-10 cm). Indeed its small mouth and especially its narrow digestive tract does not allow him to swallow very large prey.
He does not disdain not to enter, crustaceans, worms and until the dead fish on the bottom.
She is very variable according to availability in food but also the temperature of the water using natural baits. He particularly likes the warm waters where it can reach a size of 35 cm from the age of 2 years.
most of the captured subjects measures between 50 and 70 cm, but some specimens exceeds the 1 m pou a weight over 10 kg.
Breeding often occurred in June when the water temperature reaches 14 ° c.
It can cover great distances to find a spawning ground. It will then be loyal instead of spawning from one year to the other.
The female lays her eggs in a nest of gravel on the bottom, then the male fertilizes them at the same time. The latter will watch over the nest during the incubation period (about 10 days).
Habitat and distribution
Native to Central Europe, it has also colonized much of North America.
In France it is introduced massively in the 1950s. It is now present in most of the rivers, canals, lakes and ponds where troubled waters but of good quality.
He likes the low currents and deep waters, where he is held under stumps and dead trees.
The pike perch lives and hunting in a group up to a weight of 3 to 4 kg, then it becomes lonely.
He frequently kill its prey, leave them on the bottom and pick them up some time later.
Its activity is also good night that day, it is also very sensitive to vibration and noise, so should be discreet.
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