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Chicago fishing: An evening through early morning

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Started fishing in the last light of Friday night for flatheads on the Fox River and kept going to cover Henry's eighth annual perch derby on Northerly Island.


I fished with some of the key people in the conservation group Fox Valley Flatheaders and we boated a couple flatheads, including my 32-incher, in the passing storms.

More on that later. I want to put some context on it.

We finished fishing about 2 a.m. Saturday morning. So I drove downtown to Northerly Island and grabbed a couple hours of sleep, then watched the crowd of people gather for the perch derby from 5-9 a.m.


The bite was on the tough side, but some quality fish were caught. And also tons of rock bass, a big carp and a big drum.

I expect to tie together that story for Wednesday.

Steve Palmisano from Henry's sent the results: Big Fish: 

Richard Young Sr. 1lb. 4 oz.
1st Pl. Richard Young Sr. 3lb 12.5 oz
2nd Pl. Michael Chinchillia 3lb. 11.5oz
3rd Pl. James Baczek 3lb 9.5oz

After the prizes were awarded and photos taken, I knew.

It was time.

For me to get my butt home and grab some sleep.

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This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on July 2, 2012 10:19 AM.

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