Making a List

Making a List

In the wonderful 1934 poem, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, this is the second verse, He’s making a list, And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is coming to town Well, after hitting the water for smallies in one of my...
Smallie Fishing 101

Smallie Fishing 101

Let me flashback to a May day in 1994.  I was on Delevan Lake in Southeast Wisconsin catching dozens of small walleyes, but in amongst those 100 or so walleyes were a dozen beautiful golden bass, which, I assumed were smallmouth bass.  Having returned to fishing just...
“Reel” Deal Q & A

“Reel” Deal Q & A

For the type of fishing I do, spinning reels are my reel of choice.  Over the past 15 years I’ve had the pleasure of fishing and then writing reviews on dozens of reels by all the major companies, and, I’m picky about the reels I use to chase smallmouth...