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Ice-out Fish of the Week

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James Ramirez caught a nice representative ice-out largemouth bass last week.


As much for how it represents the reliable ice-out technique of jig-and-pig as the actual fish, the 18-year-old from Des Plaines earns Fish of the Week honors.

FOTW tops the Midwest Fishing Report each Wednesday in the Sun-Times. An extended online version usually appears here by midnight Tuesday.

Here's his story:

``Ice out Bassin! This bass was caught at a local lake on a jig and pig. I was letting my jig rest, and it picked it up. After a brief fight, We weighed the fish, and it tipped the scales at three pounds.''

The local lake was a public one in Cook County.

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Ramirez! Take cover!!!

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