The pike here dave I thought was a european look at the coloration difference between the ones originally posted here and the this one is obvious, plus look at the head on the one I just posted and the ones in the photograph, there may different sub-species of european pike but of the ones I have seen this is the typical coloration. I also know that water temp amount of time in sun vs shade effects coloring too but the pattern on europeans I guess look like they have bigger spots to me. I do believe the ones original posted here are the North American strain.
Happy fishing just wish even if it was a european pike someday I can go hammer some of those big brutes.
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