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Only in America Fish of the Week

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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.

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