Tonight I caught a small (about 18 inch) pike fishing a small river in southern Wisconsin. I immediately noticed a bluish mouth and fins. The mouth is definitely more noticeable than the fins. I took a some pics, than sent her back wondering what the deal with that. I figured maybe it was due to chemicals in the water way.
After doing some research it appears that it was a fairly rare fish with possibly a genetic difference. Other researcher shows that it can be common in spring northern when the water is cold. Well it’s August and the water isn’t cold.
I am curious if anyone else has caught a pike like this and any opinion on this subject. Maybe it’s not as rare as the research says. Who knows? Thank you!