Intel ‘Pouring In’ for Delighted Duckett

Last week, Alabama pro Boyd Duckett put up a blog post on asking his fellow anglers for help and information that might allow him to formulate a game plan for next year’s Bassmaster Classic at the Louisiana Delta.

Well, Mr. Duckett, ask, and ye shall receive!

Duckett followed up with another blog post late last week, and from the sound of it, his inquiry paid off.

“E-mails started coming in within hours after last week’s blog was posted on,” Duckett said in the followup post. “First, there were a couple, then it almost seemed like they were pouring in. I’ve gotten no less than eight to 10 a day.”

He added: “I want to say I’m surprised, but when I think about it, I guess I’m not all that surprised at all. I can’t even begin to describe how strong the fishing fraternity is, and I’m really proud to know that I’m part of that fraternity.”

It’s all rainbows and unicorns in the Duckett camp. Warm and fuzzies abound!

But not so fast. One inquisitive Bass Parade reader (we’ll call him, ‘Mr. X’, because I’ve always wanted to call someone that and it sounds super-duper mysterious) brought up an interesting question. He asked: “Do the favorite sons of BASS get paid for their writings on [the] Bassmaster website, and do they have rules?”

What Mr. X is getting at is whether or not Duckett’s role as a blogger gives him a platform for seeking information that’s unavailable to other Classic competitors (KVD, Alton Jones and a few others, excluded), and thus an unfair advantage. Sure, anybody can start a blog and request info if they want to, but not just anybody can get that same blog posted on what’s arguably the mother of all bass fishing websites:

Bass Parade has questioned a BASS official as to whether or not the bloggers receive compensation for their services. So far, that question has gone unanswered. If we receive a response, we’ll update this post and let you know.

Last week we talked about Tweetgate. Are we witnessing the beginnings of Bloggate? We want to hear your opinions in the comments section. We know it’s Monday. No excuses! Limber up those fingers and get to typing.



  1. Careless Tweeter

    September 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I also have been curious why and who has a blog each season on, I would think that they are compensated, otherwise how would you get some of these higher end guys to do it…….

  2. admin (mostly Jay)

    September 20, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I’m trying to figure out in my own mind whether Duckett’s public request for info is a breath of fresh air (meaning lots of folks do it but no on wants to talk about it) or a violation of the “sshhhhh, keep it quiet, professional fish-finders at work” code.

  3. Bo

    September 21, 2010 at 7:56 am

    To me this is definitely a fresh a breath air…

    I don’t read Duckett’s blogs regularly, but I know he has been candid in the past about why his rods are manufactured in China, and about the incident on Lake Guntersville when a competitor seemingly lost his mind and ran circles around Duckett’s boat.

    I hope Boyd keeps giving us insight into what is really going on in his world–good, bad, and ugly.

    LOL-I know one thing–if he figures out a way to use his blog to help him find fish, then you can bet I’ll follow-suit and be asking for help here on BP. After the unproductive summer I’ve had I can use all the help I can get!

    • Careless Tweeter

      September 21, 2010 at 11:06 am

      BO – Maybe you can send a call out on BP for Fantasy Fishing help as well

      • Jason

        September 21, 2010 at 11:44 am


      • Bo

        September 21, 2010 at 11:46 am

        Didn’t see it coming either…had no idea I was setting myself up for that.

  4. Bo

    September 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    That aerial photo of Round Lake and Myrtle Grove Canal has me thinking about redfish…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Gitcha Bassin' Fix

To Top