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Really big pike on Bangs’ ice, really big blue on Powerton: Fishes of the Week

For the Sun-Times

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.’’

For the Sun-Times/Walk on Water Ice Fishing Derby

FOTW, the celebration of big fish and good stories around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays on the Sun-Times’ outdoors pageSubmit nominations on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or by email (straycasts@sbcglobal.net).