Big northern pike: Wife doubles up for FOTW for a pike caught while catfishing

Justine Fox caught a big northern pike while catfishing to earn Fish of the Week honors, an honor her husband Corey Fox earned four years ago.

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Justine Fox holds the big northern pike she caught while catfishing to earn Fish of the Week honors. Provided photo

Justine Fox holds the big northern pike she caught while catfishing to earn Fish of the Week honors.

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Justine Fox caught a 41-inch, 13.75-pound northern pike in early June from the Iroquois River while catfishing.

“There was so much cotton in the water from [cottonwood] trees, it was real rough it in,” husband Corey Fox texted. “But she got it! It will go next to my big one on the wall!”

In March of 2017, Corey Fox earned FOTW honors with a 15.4-pound pike. Click here for his FOTW.

As I mentioned last week in the FOTW, I love accidental catch stories, especially one like this.

FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories matter, as this one shows) around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays in the paper Sun-Times. The online posting here athttps://chicago.suntimes.com/outdoorsgoes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.

To make submissions,email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com) orcontact me onFacebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).

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