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Kayak, king and a young man: Fish of the Week, bringing hope to the world after all, one fish at a time

Isaac Biggerstaff is kayak-fishing and catching with his father, Matt, causing Lou DiNicola to note, “There is hope for the world after all.”

Isaac Biggerstaff with a Chinook caught while kayak fishing with his father Matt. Provided photo
Isaac Biggerstaff with a Chinook caught while kayak fishing with his father Matt.
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Matt Biggerstaff emailed photos of his son Isaac with a 14-pound Chinook caught earlier in September from their kayak.

“Matt and Isaac have joined the Libertyville Fishing Club recently and the most wholesome thing about it is they are a father-son team who fish out of a two-man kayak,” Lou DiNicola emailed. “There is hope for the world after all. Recruitment of our youth is a bigger challenge to fishing than catching fish!”

And I love the photo below of the kayak.

The two-person kayak that Matt Biggerstaff and his son Isaac fish out of at the ready. Provided photo
The two-person kayak that Matt Biggerstaff and his son Isaac fish out of at the ready.
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FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories matter, as this one shows) around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays in the paper Sun-Times. The online posting here at https://chicago.suntimes.com/outdoors goes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.

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