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By Andi Bourne

Bracha Lands Monster Pike


January 11, 2018

Chris Neibauer

Susan Bracha with her 42 inch northern pike caught in the Seeley Lake area Jan. 6. It weighed 24 pounds, 2 ounces. 

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake's Susan Bracha landed this 42 inch, 24 pound, 2 ounce northern pike Saturday, Jan. 6 ice fishing on a local lake. This is her third season ice fishing and by far her most successful.

Bracha was fishing with her friend Chris Neibauer. She set the hook when the tip-up tripped.

"I knew it was pretty good sized as soon as I felt it on the line," said Bracha.

Bracha broke the line off the tip-up and Neibauer coached her on how to work it up to the hole.

"It was super fun working it in but I was completely shocked when I saw the size of that head at the hole," said B...

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