Surprise of a muskie: Bringing the ageless question of “Wonder how it got there?”

Tom Anzalone earned Fish of the Week for catching a muskie from an unexpected spot.

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Tom Anzalone with a muskie from an unexpected spot. Provided photo

Tom Anzalone with a muskie from an unexpected spot.

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Rich Anzalone asked the ageless question that applies to some fish, “Wonder how it got there?

This after his son Tom caught and released a nice muskie from a pond in the southwest suburbs on July 20.

“[He was] fishing for bass with a frog lure,” Rich emailed. “It broke his pole while reeling it up to shore.”

A surprise fish like that, especially with a nice muskie, with a story like that (not sure which part I love the most) deserves a full-length photo.

Full-length view of Tom Anzalone with a muskie from an unexpected spot. Provided

Full-length view of Tom Anzalone with a muskie from an unexpected spot.

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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 athttps://chicago.suntimes.com/outdoorsgoes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.

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