Photo provided Seven-year-old Jimmy Zander pictured with two, five-pound rainbow trout caught out of Seeley Lake in 1982 while fishing with his father Charlie.
Jimmy Zander of Potomac has been fishing for a “wall hanger” even since he can remember. After his father Charlie got a 24.5 pound northern pike on Lake Upsata in 1996, he’s been trying to beat him. The day finally arrived on a solo trip to an area lake after work Monday, March 26. He landed a 47-inch, 33 pound, 8 ounce northern pike.
The first fish on was a four-pound northern pike. After landing that one, Zander looked out and his tip-up was up.
“It was really zinging,” said Zander “I set the hook on it and knew it was a big one by the way it was taking the line that fast.”