Jesse Granato earns FOTW with a smallmouth bass caught Friday at Diversey Harbor with a night crawler on a drop-shot rig.
“Lost another to zebra mussels,” emailed Granato, who targets smallmouth regularly. “Approximately 22 inches, released right away. Next time I will bring a tape measure.”
You may remember Granato, the 1st Ward alderman from 1995-2003, for legislating the ordinance outlawing possession of snakeheads in 2002, the year a reproducing population of northern snakeheads was found in Maryland. His ordinance became a nationwide model for similar legislation.
FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories matter, as this one shows) around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays in the paper Sun-Times. The online posting here at https://chicago.suntimes.com/outdoors goes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.