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Fish of the Week: Big blues at LaSalle

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The cooling lakes have taken a beating this summer with the record heat, but they keep producing, as you can click here and see for this FOTW for big blue catfish at LaSalle Lake.


Jim Hartley, a LaSalle regular, sent this photo of Tom McElhaney of Somonauk and Tom Norton (with hat) of Shorewood with a stringer of blues of 25, 22, 18 and 15 pounds, all caught Saturday afternoon.

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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