fish of the week
Erica Peterson landed all she could handle Saturday at Shabbona Lake.
Fishing with her dad, Eric, the 4-year-old caught and released a 29.5-inch walleye. It hit a leech under a slip-bobber. Her father set the hook, then she landed it.
At 9.8 pounds, it missed the lake record by a tenth of a pound, according to Denny Sands at Lakeside.
‘‘She is pretty spoiled,’’ Eric said. ‘‘She already had a 23-inch walleye and a couple of small muskies.’’