WI. state record northern pike
Just as a random thought, what was the last impoundment made in Wisconsin?
Which reminds me, I suspect any record will come from some random lake that nobody thinks much of, probably by someone not even fishing for pike.
you do not need deepwater....you need oxygen rich water with optimum temperature for growth. It is my understanding the dynamics of puckaway have changed greatly since the record was caught and it is commonly agreed upon a fish like that is not possible out of that lake now. Back in the day it supposedly was filled with lots of cold water springs and was therefore alot less weedy. So it had lots of bait and constant supply of fresh water pumping into it.