Fishing contest Saturday

The Duluth Sail and Power Squadron’s ninth annual Captain’s Platter Fishing Contest is 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River basin.

Last year’s event drew more than 160 participants; it has awards for four divisions: Lake Trout, Walleye, Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon.

The DSPS will offer free vessel-safety checks to those who want their boats inspected.  Boats will be checked for appropriate, necessary equipment for operating vessels on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River basin. The safety checks are part of a national program in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Tournament headquarters is at the Duluth Sail and Power Squadron Dock in Allouez Bay (44th Avenue East and Superior Bay).

Cost is $15 each for adults and free for kids 15 and younger. Tickets and rules are available at Marine General, Bait Box, Fisherman’s Corner, Northwest Outlet or today at the Squadron Dock.

Contact Todd Carlson at (218) 348-4733 or go to for more information.