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IS this pike or muskie??

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Can’t tell if it’s a baby pike or baby Muskie. I’m thinking pike but idk

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Juvenile esox can sometimes be  tricky to distinguish. Hard to say. Could even be a pickerel. 

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If it's eye shadow I see......Pickerel 

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As a general rule, pike are dark with light spots. Muskies can vary depending on the sub species but generally, they are light with dark bars. I just can’t tell by the pictures you posted.

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Eye bars... I'd say pickerel. Put it up to your ear, if it burrows in and controls your mind then it's definitely a Ceti eel larva and will kill you. 

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Looks like a pickeral to me also.

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@Bluebasser86 @Glaucus @Scott F @Beetlebz Yeah I googled chain pickerel and it looks like it.  I caught a bass that threw this up. He was actually stills alive! The like I fish is fed by a creek that has Muskie and northern pike so I figured maybe he lake did ... I guess I should be throwing chain pickerel imitators now lol

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