State record coho salmon caught in Lake Superior

A state record coho salmon was caught in Lake Superior last month.

The Minnesota DNR says David Cichosz caught the 10-pound, 14-ounce fish on Sept. 4 during a charter fishing trip with his wife.

“I kept thinking to myself, ‘am I gaining any line on this fish?’” Cichosz said in a DNR press release. “Once the fish broke the surface, I could tell by our captain’s response that we had a big fish.”

They took it to a Duluth grocery store with a certified scale to weigh it and sent the paperwork to the DNR the next day.

His coho broke the previous record set in 1970.