Boy who would be king: 6-year-old reels in really big Chinook to earn Fish of the Week
Charlie Nega, 6, reeled in a really big Chinook to earn Fish of the Week.
Charlie Nega, 6, reeled in a 20.68-pound Chinook Friday fishing out of North Point Marina to earn Fish of the Week honors.
“He reeled it in himself,” his dad Mark Nega emailed.
That’s a feat in itself, then add on it was caught on 300 feet of copper with three colors of Lead Core line and a fluorocarbon leader.
That’s a FOTW.
FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories matter, as this one shows) 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).