The steelhead of summer: Robert Buckmaster earns Fish of the Week honors in IndianaDale Bowmanon July 6, 2021 at 7:34 pm

Robert Buckmaster caught this 32-inch, 15.5-pound steelhead last week.

” Trolling a deep-diving crankbait in fire tiger in 32 feet of water out of Burns Ditch in Portage, Indiana,” he emailed. “Hope you can use it.”

I can use it. After all, steelhead are in and near the streams and creeks in northwest Indiana. That was well documented in the Skamania Mania the last weekend in June in Michigan City. Click here to see the listing on winners in Skamania Mania.

It’s worth a second look.

Robert Buckmaster caught a big steelhead in Indiana for Fish of the Week. Provided
Robert Buckmaster caught a big steelhead in Indiana for Fish of the Week.
Provided

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.

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