Flathead catfish with a mind of its own: A lively flathead earns Fish of the Week honors
Rachel Savicz caught a lively flathead catfish to earn Fish of the Week honors.
Adam Savicz messaged photos of his wife Rachel with the nice flathead she caught Aug. 8 from the lower Fox River on a hand-sized bluegill.
“We did not have a scale or bump board on the boat, [but] she is a fitness instructor [and] estimated the weight at 20-25 pounds,” he messaged.
They run the Illinois Fishing Addicts Facebook page.
This is a perfect example that a good photo can make the difference for FOTW.
Here is another artful, though slightly more traditional, fish-holding photo.
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.