Raul Garcia Jr. emailed, “Any idea what this is? Caught downtown?”
As a matter of fact, yes, I do. It is a mudpuppy. I am not sure why, but most often readers send photos and reports of them in late fall, usually caught around Navy Pier or Montrose Harbor.
Last year, Roger Morales sent a photo of one nearly 14 inches long he caught at Montrose Harbor on Thanksfiving