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In the net: Personal-best muskie from the Chain earns Fish of the Week honors

Muskie from Chain OLakes.

By seconds, Robert Peterson boated his personal-best muskie of 44 ½ inches.

He was fishing the Chain O’Lakes with a pink Spanky Baits bucktail (heavier blades run it deeper) when the muskie hit in 6 to 8 feet of water.

“I got her to the boat, my buddy [Zack Loth] netted her and then she spit the hooks,’’ Peterson messaged.

FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays on the Sun-Times’ outdoors page. Submit nominations on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email (