DNR says northern pike caught in May is a state record

Matthew Swanson Photo: Minnesota DNR
Matthew Swanson

November 19, 2018 11:10 AM

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a northern pike caught by a Woodbury angler in May will stand as a state record.

Matthew Swanson caught the 45 1/4-inch fish while on a fishing trip with his father and brother on the Rainy River. It surpasses a record 43 1/2-inch pike caught on Mille Lacs in early October. 

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