Rob Baas earns Fish of the Week honors for this fine flathead from the Fox River.
Here's the story from the Crystal Lake man:
This 46.5 pound 38" catfish was caught off my pier on the fox river south of the route hwy 176 bridge using a bluegill for bait. It was released after the photo was taken and swam away to be caught, perhaps, again on another day.
The perhaps is what makes that a mighty fine ending sentence.
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.
I had trouble converting a file to jpeg and am obviously two days late getting this up. Thanks to the friend who did the converting.
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