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07/17: Fish of the Week

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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.’’

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