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FOTW: Kankakee River smallmouth bass

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Trinity Bulow showed the full potential of the Kankakee River when the 11-year-old fished with her father and mother on Aug. 5 at the Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area near Wilmington.


``We caught a lot a smallmouth, including my daughter Trinity Bulow's 20-inch, 5-pound smallmouth one cast after her first river trip for smallies,'' her father David Bulow emailed.

She caught the trophy smallmouth on a brown Yamamoto Hula Grub. It was released.

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