"Reel" Winners for 2011
I was out in my kayak for a few hours yesterday, and along with catching a bunch of smallmouth and largemouth bass, I was thinking how fast the summer is going. Even though I’m looking forward to some great fall fishing, we all know what comes after that in Wisconsin. Since early May I’ve been on the water quite a few days chasing bass using a number of outstanding reels that match well with my style of fishing, which mostly involves chasing the big water smallies of Door County, WI (Lake Michigan) and my favorite Wisconsin smallie rivers. As I always note, I feel I’ve put enough hours on these reels to feel comfortable sharing my opinions. And, even though I fish the reels quite a few hours, I’m careful and not out to perform any torture tests….