We all pay attention when there are open disputes on the water, and rightfully so, but if we’re going to do that we also need to report on situations where anglers make the right decisions. It’s less sexy, less controversial, and might not generate as many clicks, but it’s important to present both sides of the coin.
I’m excited for the upcoming AOY Championship on Mille Lacs and the subsequent Bassmaster Classic Bracket event. The battles for AOY and Classic spots are far from over, and I think the Classic Bracket in particular is going to be balls-to-the-wall exciting with eight anglers competing live for a single spot in March’s big goat rodeo. As they work down to four anglers, and then to two, the pros may sandbag, but they’ll put it all on the line with every valuable cast. Unless I’m missing something, it’s going to be killer from a fan's perspective.