Big Fish: A family Fish of the Week, a muskie bigger than the kids

Kevin Butts and his family boated a muskie worthy of FOTW in these times.

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Kevin Butts with his son, Weston Butts, and daughter, Vail Butts, with a muskie on a family outing. Provided photo

Kevin Butts with his son, Weston Butts, and daughter, Vail Butts, with a muskie on a family outing.

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Kevin Butts of Chicagoland Muskie Hunters had one of those special family days this month with a 38-inch muskie in northern Illinois.

“Caught it trolling with my wife [Andrea Tamillo], 3 1/2-year-old son [Weston Butts] and 20-month-old daughter [Vail Butts],’’ Butts emailed.

He noted that the unpictured Tamillo was ``very handy with the net and making sure the kids didn’t fall in!’’

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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