By Andi Bourne

Trophy Pike Caught in Local Lake


April 12, 2018

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Jimmy Zander pulled this 47-inch, 33.5 pound northern pike through the ice March 26 using a tip-up baited with smelt. If certified, it may set a new record for the lake.

Jimmy Zander of Potomac has been fishing for a "wall hanger" even since he can remember. After his father Charlie got a 24.5 pound northern pike on Lake Upsata in 1996, he's been trying to beat him. The day finally arrived on a solo trip to an area lake after work Monday, March 26. He landed a 47-inch, 33 pound, 8 ounce northern pike.

The first fish on was a four-pound northern pike. After landing that one, Zander looked out and his tip-up was up.

"It was really zinging," said Zander "I set the hook on it and knew it was a big one by the way it was taking the line that fast."

He fought it...

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