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George “Coop” Cooper with the 44-inch, 26-pound northern pike he caught recently

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It wasn’t that George Cooper wasn’t ecstatic about the catch — the fish of a lifetime for most every angler. It just wasn’t the fish of his lifetime.


Cooper, 64, says that northern pike is still out there, not far from where he recently landed a 44-inch, 26-pound pike on the Whitefish Chain.

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