Fish of the Week: Big forest preserve crappie

Charlie Duggan caught a 16-inch crappie while fishing with his dad at Tampier Lake.

The young man from Evergreen Park was fishing on Oct. 20 with a minnow along rocks by 131st.

That’s an impressive crappie anywhere, but particularly from a Forest Preserve District of Cook County lake.

There are many ways to send nominations for FOTW, the weekly celebration of big fish around Chicago fishing on the Sun-Times outdoors page each Wednesday: Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email (straycasts@sbcglobal.net).


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