Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chasing history for big coho and big Chinook in Illinois waters
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Chris Ranney holds an 18.6-pound coho caught at South Reef out of Waukegan. | Provided by Dale Rehus

Once again it looks like a season on southern Lake Michigan where Illinois’ seemingly unassailable records for coho and Chinook may be within reach. Considering their Saturday started with losing six big fish, Dale Rehus and Chris Ranney ended up boating a coho big enough to talk history.

Now that boats are fishing again on southern Lake Michigan, catches begin to mirror the reports of big...

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