Veterans hook big catch on Lake Superior

By KBJR News 1

June 30, 2014 Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 6:43 PM CDT

Knife River, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- About 65 Veterans from around Minnesota took to Lake Superior this morning in hopes of hooking a big fish.

15 charter boats left from the Knife River Marina at 5:30 a.m. Monday morning equipped with fishing poles. The veterans came back to shore with about 40 fish.

The crew fished for Lake Trout, Walleye, and Salmon.

After getting back to shore, veterans enjoyed a shore lunch made from some of the fish they caught.

While some didn't catch any fish, one veteran said he still enjoyed his first ride out on Lake Superior.

"I love that blue lake. When I got on there and I saw that blue lake I said, this lake is deep; because when you are out on the ocean, the farther out you go, the bluer the water got," said Robert Hanson, a WWII veteran.

This was the 22nd Annual Lake Superior Fishing Trip hosted by Silver Bay Veterans Home.