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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook (Dale Bowman) or Twitter (@BowmanOutside).