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Patrick Durkin column: Fishing theories in Sweden, Wisconsin are alike

Train ride not part of trip for Badger State anglers, however

1:01 AM, Jun. 9, 2013
Fishing guide Patrik Lindstrom of Stockholm holds a northern pike caught by Leah Durkin among the islands of the Swedish Archipelago on the Baltic Sea.
Fishing guide Patrik Lindstrom of Stockholm holds a northern pike caught by Leah Durkin among the islands of the Swedish Archipelago on the Baltic Sea.
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I don't know if your life can flash before your eyes in the milliseconds before death, but I know your imagination can fillet, skin and cook a northern pike in the nanoseconds before a landing net engulfs it.

That's why I blamed myself and swung a fist in frustration when the pike shook my hook, pumped its tail and torpedoed to freedom in the brackish waters off Alviken. It wasn't the largest pike I've ever lost, but it would have weighed about 7 pounds, or 3.2 kilograms. That's enough to provide dinner for me; my wife, Penny; daughter Leah; and Tom Heberlein and Betty Thomson at their condo in ...

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