Joining the club for 30-pound Chinook: Doing it the challenging way from a kayak

Joining the club for 30-pound Chinook: Doing it the challenging way from a kayak

Gerard Urbanozo joined the 30-pound club with this Chinook. | Provided

Gerard Urbanozo joined the 30-pound club with bonus points for doing it from a kayak to earn Fish of the Week.

Gerard Urbanozo “finally got into the 30-pound club,” putting a 30-pound Chinook into his Hobie PA 14 kayak on Sunday at the harbor in Racine, Wis. He caught it on spinning tackle on a custom-painted ThunderStick.

Chinook fishing this fall has lived up to its proof a chance at a truly big fish, particularly in Wisconsin.

That might be my next fishing goal, though adding the difficulty of doing it from a kayak might be a bit much.

The feat is worth a another photo.

Gerard Urbanozo joined the 30-pound club with this Chinook. Provided photo Provided
Gerard Urbanozo joined the 30-pound club with this Chinook.

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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