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Jessica Collman of Grand Marais, Minn., holds a northern pike that had apparently died trying to ingest a 3-pound sucker at Saganaga Lake north of Grand Marais. Looking on is Mark Welinski of Duluth, Minn. The fish was spotted by Jessica's mother, Julie Collman, of Grand Marais. Photo by Julie Collman

Pike’s eyes were bigger than its stomach in Northland lake

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As Julie Collman tells it, this northern pike literally bit off more than it could chew.

Collman, of Grand Marais, was returning from fishing on Saganaga Lake with her daughter, Jessica, and friend Mark Welinski of Duluth last Friday.


They were motoring down the Sag Corridor toward the public landing when Collman saw a gull on the water — and something else.

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