Once a year there is a gathering at Confidence Learning Center that some people see as just a day on the lake. But for over 100-plus anglers Fishing Has No Boundaries will be a day they will always remember, and they will be counting down the days until next year.

This is a day that Tammy and I look forward to as well, as do many other area fisherman and volunteers. And I think for most it’s not thought of as volunteering but more like a day of seeing old friends, meeting some new ones and just seeing the joy in someone’s eyes when they catch a fish. And on this day any fish is a trophy and even the smallest bluegill deserves a photo and possibly a high five.

There is much more to do other than fishing, including a fish fry, story telling, games and, of course, s’mores. You really can’t have an up north feel unless there are s’mores.

I would like to say to all the volunteers that spend countless hours organizing, thank you for making it a day all of us guides/captains/first mates look forward to as much as the anglers. Already have next year on the calendar, only 364 more days.

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