Justin Meyer is making this an early October habit for big channel catfish.
As much for the story as the 33-inch, 19-pound channel caught from a lake in Lisle, Meyer earns Fish of the Week honors, a year after landing a 26-pound channel.
FOTW tops the Midwest Fishing Report each Wednesday in the Sun-Times. An extended version appears here.
Meyer sent this with his photos:
``I just caught a 19 pound, 33 inch Channel Catfish Saturday morning. My dad helped me net it, man was it a fighter! I used bacon and nightcrawlers to catch him. It was caught in a man-made quarry in Lisle, almost exactly a year to the day that I caught the 26 pounder last year on the 4th of October!''
Congrats to net man Tom Meyer for raising a son right.
E-mail FOTW nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.