04/18: Fish of the Week


Tom Ng was good to his word.

‘‘I have been fishing the Chicago shoreline a lot lately and catching decent numbers of fish, sometimes breaking off what I assumed were giants,” he emailed. ‘‘So I called the taxidermist . . . and told the proprietor that I was going to try and bring him something nice in the next week or two.”

On Thursday, Ng landed a 35-inch brown trout that weighed 20.54 pounds while fishing a minnow in Burnham Harbor.

‘‘I’m glad my tackle held, and there was a great net job by my friend John Miller, a seasoned stick,” Ng emailed.

As promised, the fish went to Nature’s Way Taxidermy.

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