Blake Buck attaches engagement ring to fish; girlfriend reels in fiancé

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Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Blake Buck and his buddy came up with a proposal for the ages.
Only in Minnesota.

Last Saturday, Blake Buck took his girlfriend Kellie O'Leary ice fishing on Otter Tail Lake near Fergus Falls. She ended up reeling in a fiancé.

Buck and his buddy, Mike Metzger, concocted an elaborate plan to have Kellie reel in a fish with the engagement ring attached, and the friends pulled it off without a hitch.

According to the Fergus Falls Journal, Buck and Metzger set up two ice houses on the lake. Buck took his girlfriend to fish in one, while Metzger, with scuba gear on, sat in the other.

Buck told O'Leary that he wanted to see if fish were biting for other anglers, but he really went into the temporary house to tell Metzger he was ready to pop the question. Metzger then jumped in the lake, swam about 70 feet to Kellie's fishing hole, attached a rubber fish with the ring to her lure and gave it a tug as if she had a bite.

Buck was so confident the plan would work that he even used the actual engagement ring in the ruse. Metzger said he "tried to convince Blake to use a dime store ring" to no avail.

Understandably, O'Leary was baffled to reel in a less-than-lifelike fish with an engagement ring attached.

"He asked me to marry him and I saw 'yes' three times, but I really just wanted to know how he did that," she told the Journal, adding that she immediately called her mom and told her she "caught a fiancé."

You won't find a better or more Minnesotan proposal than that.


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12 comments
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QADKKFJEEEE I like it very much!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

I'd forgot how boring Minnesota was until I read this story. I moved to Phoenix 25 yrs ago and have some questions for you.

1. Do you still get that cold "white stuff" (I forget what it's called) all over for 7-9 months out of the year?

2. I seem to remember a term called "wind chill." Now what is that referring to again?

3. I do know about "ice fishing" That's when we fish some of the crushed ice out of our margaritas. right?

Now, you all have fun pushing around all the "white stuff." I'm going to be out at the pool.

Forwardpride
Forwardpride

That could have gone wrong so easily!  But I'm glad it didn't; it's a clever idea and I wish them much joy.

TeaBea
TeaBea

This is the funniest comment I've read all day. 

Hard Rock Miner
Hard Rock Miner

The white stuff helps to keep out the riff-raff.  The -40 wind chill helps too.  How many homeless and drug dealers do you have on your streets?  Up North where I live, -0-!

Mike Man
Mike Man

Have fun getting kidnapped in Phoenix. Super jealous.

FUNkBlaster
FUNkBlaster

If Phoenix is so rad...why are you wasting your time reading our local media? 

Hmmmm........

Jeremy B
Jeremy B

You thought Minnesota was boring, so you moved to Arizona? I don't think I need to say anything else here--let's just let those words twist slowly in the wind.

MinneapolisQueer
MinneapolisQueer

What an insensitive comment about the homeless population. Your time will come you asshole.

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