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What's Up Outdoors: Fall hunting is just around the corner

Jamie Dietman (center) guided veterans for a recent Wounded Warriors event on Gull Lake. Submitted photo.

Well, the plan this year has been to concentrate on fishing right up until I leave for Montana elk hunting. And although the guide trips the last few weeks have been pretty good, with the walleyes getting more aggressive every day, I have to say with the smell of fall in the air and the ducks flying it's really hard not to think about throwing the decoys out or chasing grouse. It will all be worth it when I crawl out of the tent that first day of elk season. But I have been getting pretty jealous of all the hunting pics on Facebook lately.

Like I said, fishing has been getting good and last weekend at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wounded Warrior fishing event the walleyes weren't scared to bite, that's for sure. With the weatherman 100 percent wrong, like they often are, we headed out prepared for a wet day but actually got a little sunburnt. I guess it was just one of those days—flat calm and sunny and a midday bite to boot. Gull Lake gave up enough fish for everyone to bring some fillets home for a fish fry and you can't ask for much more than that.

JAMIE DIETMAN, What's Up Outdoors, may be reached at 218-820-7757.