Keeping with a theme, Paul Petan, who qualified for state in bass fishing when he was a student at St. Laurence, showed he still has lakefront skills.

He and buddy Nick Pesek caught 15 smallmouth bass, all 3 pounds or heavier, Sunday with drop-shots downtown.

FOTW, the celebration of big fish and good stories around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays on the Sun-Times’ outdoors page.

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