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NICC Chain derby: Pike tops fish caught

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Chalk up another big northern pike for Chicago outdoors this winter.

Nathan Zeien's 36 7/8-inch pike was big fish at the Northern Illinois Conservation Club's 50th annual Chain O'Lakes Fishing Derby & Winter Festival over the weekend.

Here's the total breakdown for the event on Channel and Marie:

Northern Illinois Conservation Club
2010 Ice Fish Derby Winners

Muskie no legal caught

Northern Pike Large 36 7/8 Nathan Zeien Antioch
Small 25 Eric Beeter McHenry

Walleye Large 16 5/8 Jeff Parsons Oregon
Small none caught

Bass (Large/Small Mouth) Large 19 1/8 Greg Cowll Fox Lake
Small 14 3/8 Steve Schmidt McHenry

Catfish Large 25 1/8 Chris Zeien Antioch
Small 19 ¼ Bruce Frentz Lake Villa

Crappie Large 14 Shawn Schuld Antioch
Small 5 ¾ Ray Fett Chicago

Striped/Bass Large 11 5/8 Jeff Parsons Oregon
Small 5 1/8 Kelly Forst Waukegan

Perch Large 12 ¼ Jeff Parsons Oregon
Small 3 Mart Artos Fox Lake

Bull Head NONE

Bluegill/ Sunfish/ Rock Bass
Large 9 1/8 Jeff Parsons Oregon
Small 3 ½ Brad Irving Antioch

Overall Large Fish 36 7/8 Northern Pike by Nathan Zeien

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