Charter fishing season in Duluth is coming to an end
DULUTH, Minn. – It was a summer of good memories and good luck for those working in the charter fishing industry and their customers.
The boats will soon be fit to rest and survive the winter. For the crew members, it was another season in which they could share their passion with others.
Riley Leslie, owner and captain of Happy Hooker Charters, said: “Yeah it’s been a great season. We had good weather, good fishing. People loved going out again. Just like the past two years, the summer has been very busy, but also eventful. We kind of had people from all over, Wisconsin, Texas, California, I had people from Canada, so it’s been a really nice summer, which we can’t complain too much about.
While ship captains see the lake almost every day and from all angles, many of their passengers are seeing things for the first time and are rarely disappointed.
“That’s good. You’d be surprised how many, how many people who live here in Duluth who have never been on the lake, and never seen it from the water. And as we were walking out this morning , people were looking at the lights and everything and going, ‘Wow, I’ve never seen Duluth from this angle before,’ said charter boat captain Peter Dahl.
If you missed your chance this summer, keep an eye on the calendar. Ice fishing is just around the corner, and then summer will be back.