Did you know that one female pike can produce 250,000 to 500,000 eggs, and often two or more males will fertilize the eggs? During spawning, the female moves to slow moving waters in lakes or streams and spreads her eggs over the aquatic vegetation. One female pike can produce 250,000 to 500,000 eggs; two or more males will fertilize them. The eggs stick to the underwater vegetation and hatch in 6 to 29 days, depending on water temperature. The hatchlings usually reach a length of 6 inches by their first autumn, and reach sexual maturity in three years.