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Fish of the Week: Icy past future

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Looking back at a good ice-fishing year with a look to the future in Cade Portell.


Here's the word from Ken Portell:

This is Cade Portell from Lake in the Hills, Il. He is 9 yrs. old and is hooked on any kind of fishing.

He has patience of a bow hunter on a slow day, but he didn't have to wait too long for this 5 plus lb. bass
to take his golden roach on a tip-up. This fish was 1 of 2 caught this day this size. they're from the Crystal Lake area and they both were released. Remember, kids that hunt and fish don't have time to mug old ladies.

Truth on ice.

If you have nominations for FOTW, send them to

FOTW tops the Midwest Fishing Report on the outdours page of the Sun-Times each Wednesday. An extended online version appears here, usually by midnight Tuesday.

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