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Fish of the Week: First 50-inch muskie suggests more to come

Joe Heinrich caught and released his first 50-inch, as his father, David, put it, suggesting there will be more to come; Joe earned Fish of the Week honors.

Joe Heinrich holds his first 50-inch muskie. Provided photo
Joe Heinrich holds his first 50-inch muskie.
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David Heinrich emailed congratulations to his son Joe, who caught his first 50-inch muskie on July 31 while on a family fishing trip on Leech Lake in Minnesota.

I like how that’s worded, “first 50-inch muskie,” as if anticipating more to come.

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).