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Really big suburban northern pike (Who needs the Far North?): Fish of the Week

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Northern pike from Romeoville.
Provided by David Mullen

David Mullen caught and released this 40-inch, 16-pound northern pike earlier this month from a subdivision pond in Romeoville. 

“I wasn’t using a leader and it was an insane fight,” he messaged.

Mullen was using a BOOYAH spinner bait on 17-pound NanoFil line on new spinning gear.

“Something I will never forget,” he messaged.

FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays on the Sun-Times’ outdoors page. Submit nominations on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email¬†(straycasts@sbcglobal.net).