Sam Boone caught this monster chinook salmon on Saturday.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.