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03/27: Fish of the Week

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FISH Of the WEEK

One of the top fishermen in the Chicago area rewrote the record books Sunday with a 39-pound, 3-ounce common carp.

Marcin Szydlowski caught it on a K-1 Baits 16mm Soluble BioActiv Boilie to raise the unofficial record for common carp caught from the Chicago River. He also caught three other carp topping 20 pounds that day.

‘‘That was a really productive day. Over 20 common carp were caught and
released,’’ messaged Szydlowski, a native of Poland now living in Arlington Heights.

Andy Klocek caught the previous carp record (38-7) for the Chicago River on Thanksgiving.



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