Big 37 Inch Northern Through Ice- User Submission

Big 37 Inch Northern Through Ice- User Submission

WI northern ice fishing

This northern pike was caught while ice fishing by snagging a line that it was already hooked on in Wisconsin.

Fish stories are something that  a lot of people like to tell, but this one is one of the most absurd ways of catching a fish you’ve ever heard of. My friend Nick was fishing last weekend jigging, when his line took off. He reeled and reeled and eventually pulled his jig up, tangled with more line…..

Big Wisconsin Northern Caught

When Nick was finally able to get the fish and more line up, he realized he caught a monster Northern by getting his jig tangled with some line that was already hooked to a Northern. He speculated that the Northern either broke off a tip-up or had spooled the tip-up and got away.

Nick got a couple quick pictures of this big Wisconsin fish and released it. Technically, this would be a snag catch so he would not be allowed to keep it, but he wouldn’t have anyway.

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PJ Cashman

PJ is the co-founder of and is an avid hunter and lover of all things outdoors.

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