It's gonna be a long summer, and for some of us, there's no better way to pass the time 'til football consumes our weekends than with a pole in the water.
So, a few questions for those of you with that same itch to catch the monster fish:
What brand of gear do you like best? Does it matter?
What's your favorite location, method, and spieces to catch?
Any "the one that got away" stories you'd like to share? Maybe tell us how you reeled in that big 18 pound bass from your local lake.
Personally, I like anything Abu Garcia. For me, at least, my gear has lasted years. I'm an open-face spinning reel kinda guy (Can't seem to master that baitcaster the way I want) and I love bass fishing. Cats are always a go-to as well, especially at night.
I still don't have that "signature catch" that I can REALLY brag about, but I did catch a 24 inch Pike in a lake not known for Pike at all.
I can't wait to teach my kids how to fish, even if they end up like I was when I was little; hating every minute of it. As I got older though, I started to really appreciate the calm, peaceful feeling of being near water. The excitement of reeling in a big boy is also hard to match (besides, maybe, a Michigan touchdown of course).