Walter Russell acquired Fish of the 7 days for his individual-finest largemouth bass, a signal of the resurgence of fishing throughout the pandemic.

Walter Russell epitomizes one particular affect of fishing throughout the pandemic: Several are catching individual-bests at several ranges. For Russell, it was a 25-inch, six.five-pound largemouth bass caught close to midday previous Thursday on a evening crawler from shore at Lake Zurich.

“I have been fishing my complete existence and this was undoubtedly my individual finest for a largemouth bass,’’ he emailed. “Our spouse and children has been expending most of the times this summer season fishing as a way to be outside and social length.”

A ton of that is likely close to.

FOTW, the celebration of large fish and their tales (the tales issue, as this one particular displays) close to Chicago fishing, operates Wednesdays in the Sunshine-Situations. Post nominations by concept on Fb (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) and Instagram (@BowmanOutside) or electronic mail (

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