Snow day crappie: Making use of a day off turned into a big crappie

Abby Turek sorted her way to this big crappie during the snow-day off Monday to earn Fish of the Week honors.

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Abby Turek with a big crappie caught on a snow day Monday. Provided photo

Abby Turek with a big crappie caught on a snow day Monday.

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Abby Turek knew what to do with a snow day.

“Had the day off of school, so went to a DuPage Forest Preserve and caught a nice crappie!” she tweeted. “Sorted through small ones and found this one hanging out right off the bottom in 12 feet of water.”

Such a thick crappie, look at how big its mouth is.

And I just love that a snow day turned into an ice-fishing day for Turek.

That’s getting it done and worth a full-length view.

Full view of Abby Turek with a big crappie caught on a snow day Monday. Provided photo

Full view of Abby Turek with a big crappie caught on a snow day Monday.

Provided

FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories matter, as this one shows) around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays in the paper Sun-Times. The online posting here at https://chicago.suntimes.com/outdoors goes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.

To make submissions, email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com) or contact me on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).

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