Game and Fish/Sportsman to Present Readers’ Choice Awards at ICAST

Game & Fish Sportsman Readers Choice Awards 2015

Kennesaw, Ga (Ammoland.Com) – Thousands of magazine readers chose 12 innovative fishing products — from rod and reels to lures and kayaks — as their favorites in Game & Fish/Sportsman’s fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and those companies will receive honors and a trophy at ICAST in Orlando.

Winners in each category are:

St. Croix Avid X: Favorite Spinning Rod

Shimano Symetre: Favorite Spinning Reel

Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite: Favorite Baitcasting Rod

Abu Garcia Revo MGXtreme: Favorite Baitcasting reel

Rapala BX Waking Minnow Gold Shiner: Favorite Lure

Cabela’s Guidewear Jacket: Favorite Men’s Apparel

Cabela’s Guidewear Performance Pullover Shirt: Favorite Women’s Apparel

Mercury 115: Favorite Outboard

Ranger 621FS: Favorite Bass Boat

Hobie ProAngler 17: Favorite Kayak

Creek Company Osprey Inflatable: Favorite Stand-Up Paddleboard

Humminbird Onix: Favorite GPS/Fishfinder

A majority of the more than 2,000 respondents, representative of the magazines’ 5.4 million monthly readers, considered themselves expert or advanced anglers. The survey also revealed that, on average, Game & Fish/Sportsman fishermen spent more than 50 days fishing in the past 12 months, and a majority caught more than 50 game fish.

Complete results were published in Game & Fish/Sportsman magazines and are now online at

Game & Fish/Sportsman, is a network of nationally distributed magazines with more than 410,000 monthly subscribers and newsstand sales, and a total monthly readership of more than 5.4 million, according to Marketing Research Inc.

Editors Game & Fish/Sportsman had asked manufacturers to submit new gear nominees in 12 categories. The magazines then queried a large sampling of subscribers to determine favorite picks.