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A bluegill comes to the boat wearing one of Nathanael Deloach’s tiny jigs. (Sam Cook /

Hooked on bluegills: Saginaw man plies area lakes for his favorite panfish

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ON FISH LAKE NEAR DULUTH — Nathanael Deloach and his dad were walleye fishing on a Duluth-area lake back in 2007 when his dad decided to take a nap.


 “I thought I’d try for panfish,” said Deloach, 34, of Saginaw. “By the time my dad woke up I had caught 40 bluegills. That got me going on these local lakes.”

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