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Fish of the Week: First for 1-year-old

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Every now and then, I can't help myself and my heart is touched.


Such as Julian Clifford catching his first fish, a bluegill off his grandpa's pier. For the photos and story sent by that proud grandpa, Chris Clifford, Julian earns Fish of the Week honors.

FOTW tops the Midwest Fishing Report in the Sun-Times on Wednesdays.

Here's Chris' account:

``My name is Chris Clifford and my grandson's name is Julian Clifford, he is 1 year and 10 months old! This fish was caught on Silver Lake in the northwest suburb of Oakwood Hills on Labor Day weekend.

``It was caught on his first cast, of course I helped on a green rubber spider trailing a bobber! He is addicted to fishing already! Every time my son and daughter-in-law bring him to grandpa's place on the lake all he says is `papa fishing' until I take him down to pier to fish!

``I have sent you many pictures in past and none have ever been printed. I know you receive hundreds of photos every week. This one is very special to me! Would be nice to see it in print and I'm sure will inspire someone to take a kid fishing.''


I particularly liked the photo below. It nails the moment even better than the fish photo.


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