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Fish of the Week: First big king

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Matt Kalkowski landed his first big king Friday and honored FOTW honors, partially a celebration of the ongoing spring for salmon for boaters around Chicago fishing.


The young man from Niles caught it in 110 feet of water off Chicago with a Magnum Mixed Veggie spoon on a five-color Leadcore setup.

``I guess he showed dad and his fellow workers how to catch fish,'' said Gene Kalkowski, who launches out of Evanston Harbor with his Grady-White.

Email nominations for FOTW, the weekly celebration of big fish stories around Chicago fishing in the Sun-Times outdoors page on Wednesdays, to

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