|Tom, Nick, Sofia and Matt Talarico with Sofia's 47.5-inch lunker|
They were fishing very close to camp one day when Sofia latched onto this incredible 47.5-inch northern pike. It put up a thrilling fight, even getting wrapped up in a log at one point. But they eventually got it in and ran it back to camp in Tom's boat livewell so mother and grandmother could see before releasing it off the dock unharmed.
"I have not caught a pike that big in the 30-plus years that I have been coming up to Red Lake," said grandpa Tom. "I have caught some monsters but not that big."
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