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Angler Gets Lake Trout Surprise While Ice Fishing for Perch

Ever hook into a huge lake trout on four-pound test line?

Because that’s what this guy did while fishing for perch. The ensuing fight with the large lake trout on the other end is about as long as you might expect in this situation!

Boy, that drag was squealing a few times there! This guy did a great job of being patient and wearing the big fish down on such light tackle. Now he has a great story to share as a result.

While they did get the lake trout through that tiny hole, something tells me they’ll probably drill slightly larger holes when fishing this spot these days!

Really, when I think about it, some of my fondest fishing memories have been in similar situations when I caught something I wasn’t expecting. As the guys say in the video, part of the excitement in not knowing what it is until you get it to the surface.

What’s your biggest surprise catch while fishing?

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Angler Gets Lake Trout Surprise While Ice Fishing for Perch