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Fish of the Week: Muskie on the Des Plaines

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Click here for the tale of Czeslaw Czaia catching and releasing a muskie on the Des Plaines River, as caught by Cicero photographer Nicholas Kriho


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Anyone have an idea about from where this muskie might have come? I've heard of a few caught near Lyons, afew miles below the old Hoffman Dam, but that was years ago. Is/was there an official stocking prgram by the DNR? This is not like muskies on the Fox-escapees from Chain of Lakes or Shabonna.

That is one huge fish..

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