(Northwest Indiana added Thursday morning, had a brain cramp and missed it earlier)
The Richard J. Daley Memorial Sportfishing Derby, which ran May through September, gives an annual snapshot of Chicago fishing.
Steve Palmisano of Henry's Sports/Marine called this coho ``the most notable fish for the entire season'' in the Daley Derby.
Kathyrn Maher, 12, caught the 12-pound, 7-ounce coho on an outing with her grandfather Capt. Bob White on Kingfisherman charters on July 9.
It was a wonderful fish, but I favored the 2-10 crappie caught from Lake Calumet by Edward Buckley on Aug. 25.
Other top catches were perch (Ray Felt, 1-10, June 11, Montrose); chinook (Robert Quintana, 15-12, June 22); catfish, (Dwayne Armstrong, 14 pounds, Lake Calumet); steelhead (Linda Motyka, 8-8, July 10, Jim Buoy charters); and carp (Michael Jasick, 29-2, Chicago River, Aug. 13).
Otherwise, we are into fall crappie, sporadic perch in the Indiana shoals, sauger starting on the Illinois river and the Wolf River going crazy for big walleye, white bass and crappie in Wisconsin.
This is the extended online version of the Midwest Fishing Report, which appears in the Sun-Times on Wednesdays. Normally, I post the MFR by Wednesday morning.
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