Big fish: Big early Chinook and big first flathead catfish keep double down going on Fish of the Week

Sandra Noworul’s big early Chinook salmon and Lucas Miller’s big early flathead catfish keep the double down on Fish of the Week going.

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Sandra Noworul with a big early Chinook salmon. Provided photo

Sandra Noworul with a big early Chinook salmon.

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Bruce Noworul knows the right spot and his wife Sandra Noworul.

And we stay with double FOTW.

“She doesn’t go with me often but when she does this is the norm,” Noworul emailed. “Snuck out [Saturday] and hit my hot spot, you know where that is. Sure do love this woman.”

Her catch is extra special as an early nice Chinook salmon. They launched from Hammond Marina.

Lucas Miller caught his first flathead catfish, a good one. Provided photo

Lucas Miller caught his first flathead catfish, a good one.

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Meanwhile, on the Chain O’Lakes last week, Lucas Miller caught a 40-inch, 22-pound, 7-ounce flathead catfish while walleye fishing with a Kalin’s jig and Lunker grub on 8-pound line (“Made for a fun fight.”)

“I got skunked six times flathead fishing last year,” Miller messaged. “Helluva fish for my first one ever.”

Got that right.

And for the fun of it, let’s throw in the gaping maw photo.

Lucas Miller with the gaping maw shot of his first flathead catfish. Provided photo

Lucas Miller with the gaping maw shot of his first flathead catfish.

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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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