Captain's Platter Anglers Receive Free Boat Safety Checks

By KBJR News 1

June 9, 2012 Updated Jun 9, 2012 at 10:54 PM CDT

(Northland's NewsCenter)---Anglers were out on Lake Superior and St. Louis River basin waters competing to reel in the biggest catch Saturday.

About 75 anglers cast out lines during the Captain's Platter Fishing contest in hopes of catching the largest Lake Trout, Walleye, and Chinook and Coho Salmon.

The Captain's Platter award is given to the boat with the greatest combined weight of each fish species.

Free vessel safety checks are also offered to those in the contest.

"Out on the lake they must have signal flares and life jackets for every person," David Carlson of the Duluth Sail and Power Squadron said. "Plus, a throwable device also, they have to be readily available in the boats, if needed, there they are."

This is the 9th year the Duluth Sail and Power Squadron sponsored the fishing contest.

Jennifer Walch
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