The Ugly Pike Podcast ep. 118

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Jessica Reid is a Masters student at Carleton University working out of one of the most respected fisheries lab in the country under the leadership guidance of Dr. Steven Cooke. She explores the movements of freshwater fish in urban settings in order to understand the impact of human activities on the fisheries. Jessica is focusing on muskie to understand their seasonal movements and habitat preferences on the Jock River. Points of discussion include:

  • Physical characteristics, topography, and fish population of the Jock River
  • Resident vs transitory fish
  • How and why fish grow to different sizes on different waterways
  • How tagging studies/equipment work and function

Ugly Pike

Ugly Pike Podcast was started in June 2017 by two lifelong anglers and friends, Chris Walter and Frank Ungaro. Started initially as a casual and fun project to bolster their own knowledge of muskie fishing, the podcast quickly caught fire and grew to unexpected heights. In under 2 years, the show has seen almost 33,000 downloads and has had the honour of interviewing esteemed muskie angling experts such as Angelo Viola, Gord Pyzer, Al Lindner, John Anderson, and many, many more. The Ugly Pike Studio is located steps away from Chris and Frank’s home water – the challenging Niagara River, but they travel frequently across Ontario in search of the next great esox giant! Chris and Frank plan on further developing the podcast and fishing all over North America where muskies are found.

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