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Fish of the Week: Big bluegill caught on vacation

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John Pavlik turned a vacation memorable this summer when he pulled a 10-inch bluegill from Chetek Lake in northern Wisconsin.


``Caught on a small tube jig with a 1/16th-ounce jighead [while] drifting in around 14-15 feet,'' he emailed. ``Last fish of the week before coming home to Tinley Park.''

He weighed it at 1.08 pounds at the Rod and Gun Shop in Chetek, Wis. And sent a comparison photo of it next to an ordinary bluegill and a Coleman cooler.


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