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Video: 29-Pound Pike Almost Can’t Fit Through the Ice

An ice fisherman near Saint Johnsville, New York, got more than he bargained for from this brute of a pike.

Handline fishing through the ice is a tried-and-true method many fishermen have a lot of success with.

The excitement is great for the young children getting a front-row seat, but when you hear the angler’s reaction, you’ll remember why we all revert back to our childish ways when we’ve got a big one on the line!

WARNING: Some strong language in this video.

Sorry for the heavy breathing but had to run 1/4 mile across the ice to film my buddy land this monster northern…48" – 29lbs

Posted by Randy Dodson on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Congratulations to this angler on a great catch, and thanks to Randy Dodson for sharing this great video!

According to Dodson, the 48-inch fish was released safe and sound to fight another day.

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Video: 29-Pound Pike Almost Can’t Fit Through the Ice