RE: Balog on Table Rock – Keep calling 'em like you see 'em, Joe. In such a small niche industry, it's often very difficult for the anglers and writers themselves to speak honestly about their situations when it might ruffle the feathers of their employers, and I can't blame them. These guys don't get 10-year, $45 million contracts. Very few are making bank, but many are just getting by, living the dream. So they bite their lip, keep their head down and keep grinding to pay the bills.
Our sport needs more of these honest opinion pieces that aren't filtered through rose-colored polarized glasses. Truthful writings invoke dialogue, spark ideas, which hopefully lead to changes for the betterment of our sport, our industry and our resource.
For now, we'll just depend on old Joe to tell it like it is.