Big fish: Surprise of a suburban muskie earns Fish of the Week

Zachariah Votruba caught a surprise muskie to earn Fish of the Week honors.

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Zachariah Votruba caught and released a surprise muskie to earn FOTW. Provided photo

Zachariah Votruba caught and released a surprise muskie to earn FOTW.

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Zachariah Votruba caught this muskie Thursday in Bloomingdale on a Vision 110 Bluegill jerkbait.

“I didn’t have a tape on me, but I would guess the length at 43-45ish,” he messaged. “Was not expecting the bite. Hit it in about a foot of water. Released healthy for the next angler.”

FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories matter) around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays in the Sun-Times. Submit nominations by message on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) and Instagram (@BowmanOutside) or email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com).

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