Biggest Fish Of My Life!


Jeffrey Golembiewski

Oak Lawn Illinois


Some people don't believe that big fish can be found around urban fisheries. Well they should retink that. I fish the Cook County Forest Preserves around Chicago almost weekly. But on night became special. While fishing for bluegills and bass on evening at Papoose Lake, I hooked into this monster! To my surprise, this channel catfish weighed 12lbs, measured 30.5 inches long and was 9 inches accross here head. The battle lasted 7 minutes which seemed to be a lifetime. I caught her on a nightcrawler under a slip bobber. After quick pictures, I released her to fight another day. She truly is the biggest fish I ever caught.

Species: Channel Catfish

Date Caught: 08/13/2012

Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 30.5 inches

Weight: 12

Lure / Bait used: Bait | night crawler

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