King for a day: Fishing as a trip of a lifetime realized and topped by a big Chinook

John Johnson had his trip of a lifetime Saturday on Lake Michigan, complete with a big Chinook.

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John Johnson (second from left) and James Fleming Jr., Tanya Kelly and Christy Sue Belanger out on a dream trip Saturday with Capt. Daryl Szyska. Provided photo

John Johnson (second from left) and James Fleming Jr., Tanya Kelly and Christy Sue Belanger out on a dream trip Saturday with Capt. Daryl Szyska.

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Capt. Daryl Szyska received a call from a client, an ICU nurse, about taking out a stage 4 cancer patient.

“I could not , would not, say no, so we are taking him out of Waukegan for cohos and lakers on Saturday, hopefully we find the small kings mixed in,” Szyska messaged last week.

John Johnson and his party went out of Waukegan on Saturday.

Oh they did even better than the usual mix of coho and lake trout caught this time of year.

Try a 19-pound Chinook (king) to top off the trip.

John Johnson with a lake trout on a dream trip Saturday out of Waukegan with Capt. Daryl Szyska. Provided photo

John Johnson with a lake trout on a dream trip Saturday out of Waukegan with Capt. Daryl Szyska.

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