Slamming salmon: mid-summer chinook action on Lake Ontario

Image Via: Patrick Walsh

A reel contest

What's better for slamming Lake Ontario's chinook, level-wind or single-action reels?

Sexton with chinook
Patrick Walsh

While there were scattered and occasionally heavy showers during the first part of the trip, the skies cleared by early evening. Managing editor Bob Sexton caught this beauty chinook as the sun began to set. Thanks again to Steve Rennalls and Scott Richardson for getting us out of the office and onto some great fish. And our verdict as to which style of reel fared better? Let’s just say that any Lake Ontario angler who tries out a single-action reel may never go back to a level-wind.

Bob Sexton

Bob Sexton

Growing up in Gander, Newfoundland, and Peterborough, Ontario, Outdoor Canada's managing editor Bob Sexton jumped at every chance to wet a line and head afield. After spending half of the 1990s working as a tour guide in Latin America, he completed a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in 2001 and was hired on as Outdoor Canada's assistant editor. Since joining the magazine, he has won two Outdoor Writers of Canada awards, in 2008 and 2011, and contributed to numerous National Magazine Award winning or nominated stories. Sexton is the past president of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.

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