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Fish of the Week June 4, 2008

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A late entry pulled out Fish of the Week for Alex Tuccori, 12, and his 30-pound-plus carp.


FOTW tops the Midwest Fishing Report in the Sun-Times each Wednesday. Photos and more of the story are posted here.

This week, I had another wonderful photo of a kid with his first white bass (which I am saving, so the Dad who sent it hang in there) and a bunch of other good big fish (Brian and co-workers hang in there). Just before I sent in the Midwest Fishing Report Tuesday afternoon, Tom Tuccori sent the story of his son's catch and I had time to get it in.

Here's the story:

``Attached is a photo of a carp that my son, Alex, who is 12-years old, caught on Saturday, May 31, 2008. This took place at South Ridge Lake at 1450 Freeman Road in Hoffman Estates. I thought you would find this interesting for `Fish of the Week.'

The weight of the carp was just over 30 lbs.! It took 35 minutes to land this fish on a 6.6 St. Croix rod matched with a Shimano spinning reel with 10 lb. magna-thin stren line.

He released the fish to fight for another day. On June 7th, there will be a kids fishing derby at this same lake with 1st place prize for the largest fish. Go figure!!''

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