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By Andi Bourne

Fly fisherman lands monster pike


Justin Kitto

Mike Deming, of Manhattan, Mont., landed this 27 pound, 9 ounce northern pike with his 9-weight fly rod Saturday, May 2 on Seeley Lake near a cabin his family had for 20 years.

SEELEY LAKE – "Look Hale, they got their fishing pole snagged on something," Seeley Lake resident Laura Devins told her four-year-old son while they were out canoeing on Seeley Lake Saturday, May 2. "We were going to paddle over and see if we could help them but then we saw the line get really tight and it started to pull their boat around which was crazy. We realized it was a huge fish."

Mike Deming of Manhattan, Mont. and his fishing buddy Justin Kitto came up for a day of fishing in the area. While Deming said overall the fishing was slow, the 27 pound, 9 ounce northern pike that he la...

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