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Landing a big pike while perch fishing: Yes, Fish of the Week

Brian McCarrin caught and released a 40.5-inch northern pike while perch fishing on the Calumet system.

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Brian McCarrin caught and released this northern pike while perch fishing.
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Brian McCarrin emailed, “We had a heck of an experience perch fishing on [Nov. 5] in Cal River.’’

Perch were sparse, but he caught and released a 40.5-inch northern pike. It came on a crappie rig and minnow.

That’s a pretty good catch on a crappie rig.

“Maybe I should’ve kept it because that’s one less perch eater in the lake, lol,’’ he added.

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