First gar, Des Plaines River: Fish of the Week

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Alex McCluskey caught his first gar at Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River in Joliet. He was using a Strike King Square Bill Crankbait on an Ugly Stik.

FOTW, the celebration of big fish and good stories, runs Wednesdays on the Sun-Times outdoors page. The story part matters as much as the big fish part, well, and the photo part.

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