August is prime mountain lake fishing season. If you're fishing mountain lakes that contain many brook trout, don't be surprised to see an occasional lunker northern pike. We have an on-going evaluation on the effectiveness of predatory sterile northern pike on reducing stunted/over-populated brook trout in Idaho's mountain lakes. These fish are "eating" machines that will consume many times their weight in fish.
If you observe or catch a northern pike, please release it back into the lake so it can continue making fishing better.