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

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

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

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

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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

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

Provided

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.

To make submissions, email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com) or contact me on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).

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