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Thursday, July 25th, 2024

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New Illinois record saugeye has ‘weighty’ story

Michael Farniok with the new Illinois record saugeye, caught June 2 at Argyle Lake. It weighed 10.85 pounds. (Photo provided)

A few quick and important lessons for anglers arrived with the newest Illinois state record fish: Persistence pays off, trusting your handheld scale does not — and the metric system continues to create chaos. Michael Farniok will certainly vouch for each.
On June 2, the dedicated Argyle Lake fisherman was tossing a crankbait near the lake’s dam when he hooked something determined to rip the rod right out of his hand. “I thought I had hooked a flathead due to the fight,” Farniok said in retrospect.

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