Does not like them at all because they tend to overpopulate and become hammer handles, eating everything in their wake. Idaho
n have done all they can to damage or destroy them. Colorado
tolerates them, but still does not like them.
Wyoming is doing what they can to minimize them.
Nevada has poisoned their pike lakes to eliminate them.
Arizona continues to struggle with illegal introductions of pike.
anyone else seeing a pattern here??
It's not that "Utah doesn't like them". It's that pike are a problem in nearly every Western body of water they show up in.
I get it. Pike are fun! They are voracious. They have potential to get huge. But they are a poor choice for our western states to attempt to manage. They might be fun for a short period of time (hmmm.....Yuba??) but the short-term benefit is certainly not worth the long-term damage. It's not just a Utah thing.
Get rid of the pike, and use a sterile alternate (tiger musky). I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.
Dr. Raymond Stantz