Vince Strickland caught the biggest crappie of his life Saturday at Heidecke Lake, the former cooling lake near Morris.
The CTA worker from Country Club Hills emailed that the 14-inch crappie weighed 1.6 pounds.
The final day of fishing at Heidecke is Oct. 10. Bank fishing, which had been closed because of a fence/gate accident, reopened late last week.
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