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Rod & reel hogfish: Fish of the Week

Jason Fox checked off another fish. The Mount Prospect man caught a hogfish on a trip to Clearwater, Fla.

“Pulled out this beautiful, cool, delicious fish on a live shrimp, super awesome,’’ he emailed.

Notably, he caught it with a rod and reel. Hogfish, prized tablefare, are more often spearfished.

I believe that is a first for FOTW, the celebration of big fish and good stories around Chicago fishing. FOTW appears Wednesdays on the Sun-Times outdoors page.

Send nominations to or via Facebook (Dale Bowman) or Twitter (@BowmanOutside).