David O'Leary doubled down Saturday morning.
The Blue Island man was casting a Zara Puppy topwater when he caught an 18.5-inch largemouth bass . . . and a 9-incher on Round Lake in Sister Lakes, Mich.
So make it Fishes of the Week.
FOTW tops the Midwest Fishing Report each Wednesday in the Sun-Times.
Let O'Leary tell his story.
``With some coaxing from friends and relatives, I'm submitting this image for the Fish of the Week. Even if it's not the "fish" of the week, I thought you might want to see this image. I caught these fish in Sister Lakes, Michigan, in Round Lake, on Saturday, August 23, 2008. These fish were caught about 6:00 am, on a Zarra Puppy top-water lure. The big fish was 18.5" long and approximately 5 lbs., and the little fish was about 9" long. Also, I did not know that the little fish was on the lure until I lipped the big fish and picked it [ them ] out of the water.''
So I asked him if he knew which fish was hooked first and he sent back this:
``I don't know but, I don't really remember there being a huge splash when I first knew I had something on and, since you can caught fifty 9", 10", and 11" bass off of that pier in a day, at first I figured it was just another small one. Would the big one go after the little one or, since the little one is on the front hooks, did the big one try and steal the lure out of the little one's mouth and get caught on the back hooks? By the way, only one of the back treble hooks was in the big one's lip.''
That's Fishes of the Week.
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