Mike Hall caught and released the fish of a lifetime, a 55-inch muskie caught while prefishing in Green Bay for the AIM Pro Walleye Series tournament.
The fun began when “her planer pulled Minnow's Flicker No. 9 disappeared,” emailed Lou DiNicola, a fellow member of the Libertyville Fishing Club. “Mike immediately realized it was not a hindrance and after 20 minutes he arrived at the planer. Mike finally caught and released this 55-inch, (estimated) 50-pound musky. Biggest fish Mike has ever caught and he has caught some monsters!”
Hall, a battalion chief with the Libertyville Fire Department, is the son of the late Jay Hall, who founded LFC in 1979.
FOTW, a celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories are important, as shown here) surrounding the Chicago fishing trip, premiered Wednesday in the Sun-Times newspaper. Post online here at chicago.suntimes.com/outdoors ride on varying days of the week, depending on what's going on in the wide outside world.