Russian Alexander Pavlenko sent this photo of a carp caught at Silver Lake in DuPage County for Fish of the Week consideration.
I considered, and it is FOTW, in interest of international relations. FOTW tops the Midwest Fishing Report in the Sun-Times each Wednesday. An extended online version is posted here, usually by midnight Tuesday.
Here's Pavlenko's story:
I am Alexander Pavlenko from Russia and already several month I have been enjoying fishing in Illinois and just on this Saturday I got this carp at Silver Lake (Dupage Forest Preserve) on a corn in the morning. Thanks!
If my memory is working right, he is the second non-native to earn FOTW honors.
Send FOTW nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.