A big crappie from Saganashkee Slough: Carl Burch earns Fish of the Week

Carl Burch caught a big crappie from Saganashkee Slough, a heavily fished public water, to earn Fish of the Week honors.

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Carl Burch with a big crappie from Saganashkee Slough.

Carl Burch with a big crappie from Saganashkee Slough.

Provided by BoRabb Williams

BoRabb Williams texted the photo of a 15 1//2-inch crappie and proclaimed, “Carl Burch caught the biggest crappie I’ve seen in Saganashkee Slough in YEARS.”

That’s a quality crappie from Sagasnashkee Slough, a heavily pressured public water.

Saganashkee Slough is a relatively shallow Forest Preserves of Cook County lake in southwestern Cook County near Willow Springs. For many years, it has drawn anglers from a wide area to fish crappie from boat or shore. Click here for more information on Saganashkee Slough.

Carl Burch’s crappie from Saganashkee Slough measured. Provided by BoRabb Williams

Carl Burch’s crappie from Saganashkee Slough measured.

Provided by BoRabb Williams

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.

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