The Pike is a 'Right-hander' (HTML edited version)
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You select some (human) pro gangs. Now, your pro gangs must lead both hands at the same time across the head. You will determine: With all right-handers the right hand floats over the left hand. The right arm is more stretched; the left arm approaches the picture of an elbow (semicircle). Let now the candidates implement the movement characterized before first with the left arm and then with the right arm. If a precise and reflected body perception is present, then your candidates will confirm the following: The course of motion is with the left arm more elegantly and easier to implement than with the right arm. - in this sense the pike is a right-hander: It always seizes its booty (easily from down - it could be a incite-reinforced perch) in an semicircle, which is open right.
But "enough" of the right-hander comparison. The things lie many more elementarily: The electrical charge pattern of the water molecule and the electromagnetic field of the earth cause that the water in the northern earth hemisphere potentially - the stress lies on "potential" - rotates on the right of around.

(Notes: Make the bath tub plug test: The bath water 'leaves' the bath tub in a strong right vortex.)

The pike uses this latent clockwise rotation of the water: It repels itself with its strong movement apparatus (tail fin, dorsal fin and anal fin) against this clockwise rotation. It seizes then - supported and carried from this potential water rotation - in one on the right of open elbow its booty.

(Notes: The behaviour of the pike observed by the author is the absolute law of nature. You must call the cause now, if the pike behaves differently. The observation/behaviour applies naturally only, if the seal is led in straight lines direction.)

Sketches 1a (left) and b (right): Biting behaviour of the pike; a: Seal and/or booty moves to the right; that results in the possibility of a immediate attack of the pike in one on the right of open elbow/semicircle. b: Seal moves to the left; pike attacks the seal and/or the booty as so-called "trailer" in one on the right of open elbow. The small arrows clarify the potential water turn. The arrow at the tail fin marks the repelling movement of the fish against the latent water rotation - the pike is schematically drawn.

The author of this essay could make this observation in the year 2003. The fishing water was highly transparent. The behaviour of the pike permits some implications. These are to be pointed out now in form of some questions:
Are the potential rotation of the water (on the northern hemisphere) and the course of motion of the biting procedure connected with a genetic coding of the pike?
If - does that explain, that the pike is common in the northern hemisphere only?
Differently in demand: Must the pike - transported to the southern hemisphere - die of hunger, as it misses its booty constantly? - (In the southern hemisphere the water whirls latently left around.)
Similar observations of the biting behaviour can be made with other fish types?

(Importantly: The comparison of humans and pike is very meaningful. Thus there are very many associations: e.g.: Does a predacious animal seize its booty preferentially from a side (flank) on? And does a choking snake does loop and devour the booty from a side? Etc., etc.)

Now we place ourselves the following question: Does our observation - the pike is a right-hander - have consequences for the fishery on this robbery fish? We answer this question with a clear „yes". We give the following short answer:

Effects on the Fishery.
We want to come against the pike and its specific biting behaviour. Thus we must stalk around our fishing water - e.g. parallel to an abort edge in bank proximity - in the clockwise direction and we have to fish against the clockwise direction. The pike - stands it in bank proximity - can seize now the seal immediately in one on the right of open semicircle.

(Note: The surely following is worth mentioning: We could observe actually only immediate bites, if we stalked in the clockwise direction and fished against the clockwise direction.)

Sketch 2 (down): Fisher stalks in the clockwise direction and fishes against the clockwise direction. The pike can attack the seal possibly immediately after hitting the surface of the water. To before the rod point the possibility exists, that a fish seizes the booty. The fish has always enough depth of water under the belly, in order to seize the seal diagonally not only in on the right of open elbow but also from down to; (above): Fisher stalks against the clockwise direction and fishes in the clockwise direction: Fisher cannot place now the seal parallel to the bank. The pike needs free water zone to the bank. Only then the fish can seize the seal (without ground contact) in the right elbow and from down. Thus also the distance, in which a bite can take place, is reduced. The pike seizes the seal from down. Thus a perch or a perch-pike with the pricks of the dorsal fin tilts outward. It makes possible that the fish can devour the booty after a 90°-turning in the muzzle problem-free.

It is already nearly uncanny that this fishing rod tactics for the right-handed angler is very simple.
Many anglers cannot fish in a highly transparent water. But there is a criterion to observe the typical biting behaviour of the pike: The hook of the seal (streamer, spinner, seal fish at the system) sits in the left muzzle half and/or in the left muzzle angle of the fish. (Illustration: "kitchen-pike", frontispiece of this side). If we use however a very large seal, then the seal and the hook on the right muzzle side will stand out. The fish will be hooked then right outside

It understands itself completely automatically: We will make these observations only if the pike devours the seal not violently, but if it attacks the seal in a gentle access.

(Notes: after our experience the relation - gentle accesses - greedy attack - amounts to about 9: 1. Thus one can in most cases reconstruct the biting behaviour of the pike at the seat of the seal and/or fish hook.)

Consequences: The Form of the Pike Streamer Hook
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Two Successful Pike-Streamers
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Here now some sentences for the food behaviour of the pike:

Food Behaviour of the Pike. (In Salmon Waters with many White Fish and Small Fish.)
In almost all regulation books the prejudice is transported: The pike is a greedy robbery fish, which devours each food, which it can master still straight evenly. Also it penetrates because of the tasty booty into the trout water. (Agitates nevertheless at a doubtful humanizing).
One reads few lines later however: The pike needs only a food intake of 6 kg, so that the pike increases 2 kg in one year (approx. 4. on 5. life year/flow water).

(Notes: A cormorant has this food consumption in less than 14 days.)

For elucidation we give a small, private statistics. This statistics is based on fishing in waters of the grayling's region (remarkable existence of small fish and white fish):
35 taken pikes, of it 27 with empty stomach bag; the remaining 8 contained: 3 x up to four bullheads, 1 x tench, 2 x up to eight crayfishs/crawfishs, 1 x carp fish (fishbones) + a crayfish/crawfish, 1 x perch - no trouts, no graylings (!).
Doubts we the relation of food intake and increase in weight, mentioned first, then the pike eats in one year approx. 120 booty animals à 50 gr (= 6 kg).
From this follows: The pike eats only every three days a booty animal. That is seriously confirmed by our small catch statistics.
Thomas Woelfle reports in an essay (FliegenFischen, approx. 1991) the following: He took several four pound pikes, while streamer-fishing. (Tributary of the Isar, trout's and grayling's water). The stomach bags of these pikes contained excluding bullheads.
Now thus the following suggestion: The tenants or fishery association are particularly to energize the fishery-entitled
to a short note of stomach contents of large robbery fish and here the pike (in the catch book). These statistics can
give impulses to correct the restrictions of catch of the pike if necessary appropriately (particularly applies to waters
of the trout's and grayling's region).
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New Hand Landing Equipment/Tackle for Stalking Fly-fishers and Spin-fishers
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Appendix: Speculations over the Biting Behaviour of the Trout and Grayling
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Concluding remarks:
This essay was written at the beginning of the year 2004. The resonance of the large fishing rod magazines was the
Skepticism, mockery, refusal.
The tenor (corresponding): "Dear Mr. Fliedner, please engage a half year long (attained a doctorate) a fishery biologist for a monthly fee of 3000, - EURO, which secures the behaviour of the pike scientifically. Then we publish the article for a fee of 200, - EURO" (sic!).
The causes of the refusal are naturally clear:
The 'pike-experts' are annoyed that they did not make this elementary observation. A final result of the behaviour research is also not liked much.
Use please the
About your opinion, about your observation and experience I will be pleased. Perhaps the essay is then published in a specialized magazine.
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The Pike is a 'Right-hander'
The Biting Behaviour and Food Behaviour
of the (Northern) Pike
Essay by Hans-Juergen Fliedner, Coburg.

Note: This HTML page is an EDITED VERSION of the essay; you can download the complete text - with illustrations and sketches - as PDF-file (0,9 MB, German language).

Pike is Right-hander, Biting Behaviour/Behavior, Food Intake, Course of Motion with the Seal Admission, Essay, Fliedner, Coburg, (Northern Pike). Observations over the Behaviour/Behavior of the Northern Pikes. New Double-Hooks, Hook with Bow. Good, successful Pike-
Streamer-s. New Hand Landing Equipment/Tackle for Sportfishing. (Gaff). Speculation over the Biting Behaviour of the Trout and Grayling.
The Pike is a Right-hander. Essay over the Biting Behaviour and the Food Intake of the Northern Pike, Observations to the Behaviour
(Behavior) of the pike by Hans Juergen Fliedner, Coburg. Motion of Bite, Course of Motion, Influence of the Water Rotation on the Northern
Earth Hemisphere; Northern Pike; Reference to Hooks, Seals, etc.
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