Suprise Northern Pike On A Worm

by Mary Blish
(Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin )

My Surprise Northern Pike

My Surprise Northern Pike

I was fishing for rock bass or perch with worms.

I was using an old Zebco pole with a 202 Zebco reel, spooled with 8lb test line, with a no. 6 tru-turn hook.

I got a bite and started to bring it in, still thinking I had a nice size rock bass on the hook. Suddenly, it became apparent that this wasn't a big bass and that I was hooked into something much bigger.

I fought the fish for maybe about 5 minutes. A person fishing next to me brought a net and helped me land this Northern Pike. I estimate that it weighed around approximately 15-20 pounds.

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