(Skeet Reese, Inc photo)

Not always the most sympathetic figure on the water, nonetheless, Skeet Reese casts a big shadow on professional bass fishing and Californians appreciate his being true to his western roots.

The unfortunate, altered points race created by B.A.S.S. (which will hopefully be done away with by this time next year) kept him from the prestigious Angler of the Year title, but Skeet remains one the best competitors the sport has ever seen.

For that reason, his website (click here) is one of the best ways to chart his annual doings, and those of his top level sponsors. If you’re a fan you really need to click on. And hey, he’s not that bad a guy. He even refers to himself as a “soccer dad.”

Who knew?