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An eight-year-old northern Ontario boy is bragging about making the biggest catch of his life after reeling in a massive fish while ice fishing last weekend.
Kace Amyotte was out on frozen Lake Nipissing in North Bay on Jan. 27 with his family when he caught a pike measuring 39 inches (99 cm) and 14.4 pounds using a jig and a minnow.
Larger than the average northern pike, the fish was almost as tall as the Grade 3 boy, who stands about four feet tall.
Male pike usually average in size between 11-27 inches while females average 19-30 inches.
He was very excited about his catch, screaming and spending the day boasting about it, his mom Robynn Amyotte told CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca in an online interview.
Normally, anglers would not be able to keep a fish of that size, as the limit is about 33 inches (86 cm).
However, due to their Indigenous status, they were able to keep and eat the fish, Robynn said.