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King of a Fish of the Week

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Sam Boone caught this monster chinook salmon on Saturday.


The South Side man was fishing on Capt. Dan Keating's Blue Horizon out of North Point Marina.

And it takes Fish of the Week honors in a week loaded with quality entries.

``This is one of biggest spring kings I have ever seen down here,'' said Capt. Bob Poteshman of Confusion Charters, who weighed it at just under 29 pounds.

Here's more.

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

Please note, I was swamped with quality nominations in the last week. Several will be saved. As always, you can e-mail nominations to

Poteshman hopefully wondered if this might be a sign that somebody might have a shot at the Illinois record by late summer or the fall.

The record king is one of the longest standing major fish records in Illinois. The 37-pound king was caught by Marge Landeen in the Lake County waters of Lake Michigan on Aug. 7, 1976.

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