I’ve been around this sport long enough to know which anglers are generally despised and which ones are known to “do things the right way.” No, I’m not going to divulge any names from the former group, but if you read between a few lines you can probably figure some of them out. In fact, if you read between the lines, there’s a lot you can learn about the levels of respect that various anglers are afforded.
After six years of tremendous galas and much acclaim, budget cuts have forced us to cancel the Petey Awards for 2017. We tried until the final bell, but our writer went on strike and we couldn't go on. We regret any inconvenience and may elect to resume the pomp and circumstance in 2018, should we find a title sponsor.
I had just about given up hope on buzzbaits. They’d been my bread and butter in the late 90s and for a few years thereafter. Back then I probably threw them a little bit more than I should have, but the results were encouraging enough that I didn’t mind the occasional dry spell. About seven or eight years ago, though, the dry spells started getting longer and longer and longer.