Recently I received the news that Mr. Vexilar himself Tom Zenanko was inducted into the Freshwater fishing hall of fame. What an honor to bestow on such a dedicated individual.
I know there have been days out on Lake Michigan that have left me hurting for a few days after fighting large waves and having the boat crashing down time and time again. Not only does it make things uncomfortable, but it also can cause long-term damage. This is even more evident when riding in an aluminum boat that tends to have less weight than its fiberglass counterpart.
If it is anything like mine the only word to describe it would be poor. The weather patterns in 2014 have done nothing good for the fishing and this is not something that as a fisherman I like to see. The seasons have changed, but the weather is not changing with them in it’s normal pattern.
By far these bodies of water had some of the greatest fishing for a multitude of species and it is only a short 5 hour drive from the Chicago area. Smallmouth bass to Lake trout and even the delicious yellow perch are just some of the great fishing opportunities that are around in this area.
The key with any gear on your boat is to protect it. It is an investment and you want to make sure that you can keep it up and running and in top shape. Whether that is your main motor all the way down to making sure your hooks are sharp. I suppose the point I am trying to get across is that if you are going to do something, then do it right.