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Bears love Fish of the Week 9-24-08

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At least Bears fans can make a late catch.

As Chuck Caporale did Sunday morning, Sept. 21, with this 36-inch northern pike on Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes, Wis.

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And for the story, as much as the fish, Caporale earns Fish of the Week honors. FOTW tops the Midwest Fishing Report each Wednesday in the Sun-Times.

I find myself planning Sunday outdoor excursions around Bears games in September. By late September, I usually have a feel for whether I need to cut short trips to watch the Bears play.

I think I know with this team already after three weeks.

Here's Caporale's tale.

The 37-year-old sales engineer from Elmwood Park said he caught the pike

``in the fog on Lake Elizabeth (twin lakes WS) fishing before the Bears game with my dad and cousin. It was a very tough morning for fishing with only one small bass between us. . . . And just after 10AM while casting a Dare Devil Spoon over the weed bed the fish hit. It about 10' away from our boat in about 6' of water. It was caught measured and a quick picture taken before it was released.''

More fish will be caught this fall, considering the state of the Bears.

Send FOTW nominations to outdoordb@sbcglobal.net.


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Please don't hold the fish vertical with one hand stuffed into the gill area. The proper way to hold a catch and release fish is horizontal and keep your hand away from its gills.

Thanks for info, that will be the last time I hold a fish vertical.

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