What’s Up Outdoors: With fishing, sometimes it just all comes together

Jamie Dietman (left) and Cody Mueller with a catch of crappies and bluegills. Photo courtesy Jamie Dietman

The days have been going so fast that fishing after work hasn’t been in the cards. So when that happens you can only do one thing -- gather up some friends and go on a fishing frenzy going for multiple species on multiple lakes.

Since the weather last weekend looked good that’s what we did. Saturday morning brought cold temps but from there it just heated up, the air and the fishing.

Mandy Uhrich with huge bluegills. Photo courtesy Jamie Dietman

To start we went to an old hot spot for crappies. We got a few to bite but knew there was better fishing somewhere so we headed to another lake for bluegill and crappie. Being it was stained water we figured the midday bite would be better and we were right. Bluegills pushing the 11-inch mark soon started appearing along with some eater crappies for the fish fry that we would be having that night.


Sunday morning we rolled out of the driveway at 4 a.m. to get up to Red Lake before the sun came up to chase some trout. And this would be another day to remember as everyone was getting bit as soon as we got our lines in the water. For the next few hours we got to catch our limits of big rainbows with some nice size brook trout mixed in.

One thing is for sure, a weekend like this makes up for the ones that don’t go as planned. Sometimes it just all comes together, and those will be the ones to remember.

Tammy Dietman with a nice rainbow trout. Photo courtesy Jamie Dietman

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

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