”Hey Dale, what’s better than a 31.5-inch northern [pike]?” Bruce Caruso texted.
Then he answered to his rhetorical question, “A 32-inch northern.”
He caught both Friday at the mouth of the Hammond Marina.
``Also was bit off once,” he added.
The smaller one is the one at the top, here is the 32-inch pike.
I am fascinated how the fishery for northern pike has steadily grown more impressive over the years.
Any chance to salute that fishery, I find welcome.
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 atchicago.suntimes.com/outdoorsgoes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.