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Michael Mlinarcik landed this 16-pound northern pike.

Michael Mlinarcik landed this 16-pound northern pike.

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Updated: August 3, 2011 9:16PM

Michael Mlinarcik landed one of the longer northern pike caught around Chicago fishing at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

He hooked the 16-pound pike on a golden-roach minnow on a floating Lindy rig at the Bass and Gill Club outside Plainfield. It was quite the battle on a light rod and reel with 6-pound line.

‘‘It took three
netting attempts to get it to shore, with one net breaking,’’ son Jack Mlinarcik said.

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