Andy Klatzky swings in another big Chinook, or king, salmon during a weekend of fishing on Lake Michigan out of Algoma, Wis. Klatzky keeps his boat, the “Reel Tight,” in Algoma most of the summer and fishes Lake Michigan most weekends. (Sam Cook photo)
Last weekend, I joined Andy Klatzky, his dad Howard Klatzky, Dave Goldberg and Fred Strom for a couple days of salmon fishing on Lake Michigan. All are from Duluth, and Andy keeps his 28-foot Grady-White boat at Algoma, Wis., most of the summer.
We had a good trip and caught lots of fish. I’m writing a story about the trip for Sunday’s Duluth News Tribune, but I thought I’d share a few photos here from the trip.
Dave Goldberg of Duluth holds one of the salmon we caught during two days of fishing on Lake Michigan. (Sam Cook photo)
Fishing salmon on Lake Michigan means starting before dawn and fishing until dark in the evenings. Andy Klatzky puts out lines early one morning with the light from his boat and his headlamp. (Sam Cook photo)
Another salmon comes aboard in Andy Klatzky’s net. (Sam Cook photo)
This Chinook salmon took a spoon with a “Wonder Bread” pattern. (Sam Cook photo)
Andy Klatzky (on boat) and his dad, Howard Klatzky, ready Andy’s boat for another morning on Lake Michigan. (Sam Cook photo)