Warm water to hard water, FOTW come . . . a double this week.
Darryl Turner, the south suburban man great at catching blue catfish, caught and released this 35-pound blue Jan. 31 at Powerton Lake, the cooling lake by Pekin.
At the Walk on Water Ice Fishing Derby Saturday on Bangs Lake, Ron Carr caught the winning 41-inch northern pike, which organizer Brent Beckwith noted correctly is an “incredible fish for Illinois.’’
FOTW, the celebration of big fish and good stories around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays on the Sun-Times’ outdoors page. Submit nominations on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).