I once found a dead 26" walleye at Bonny Reservoir floating on the surface with a 13" gizzard shad stuck in its mouth. Evidently the shad was too big to swallow, too big to spit back out, and the walleye swam around with it lodged that way till she drowned.Cutthroat said:Occassionally prey does get stuck, though, for on reason or other, and the whole situation goes wrong.
generally. Pike will oftentimes attempt to eat fish (such as trout) half of their body length and most of the time they fail. That is why when you fish a lake where pike feed on trout you may catch some trout with teeth marks on them. Same with perch, or crappie, or whatever else is in there that the pike feed on though.McFish said:I have heard that pike prefer fish 1/3 their length. My 2c