BassWestUSA - January/February, 2010, Page 8

your voice

BY JAMIE CYPHERS

Hey Jamie, I just wanted to tell you how much I love the magazine. I live in Maryland and find all the information works great up here. It’s by far the best magazine in the country bar none. Keep up the good work! JT - Face book JT - Thanks for the kind words, it really means a lot to all of us. While I usually get the fun job of corresponding with many of the readers coast to coast, and giving many of my thoughts about our sport, life, etc.; it really takes a huge group of people to put out a quality publication like this. We have an incredible staff starting at the very top with Mr. Mark Mendez. I won’t list everyone, as it would be impossible. But I will say we have such great writers, a great audience, and a freedom about our publication that really makes it fun for everyone involved. I believe this shines through in every issue. From the visual aspects, to disseminating the latest and greatest information, our writers enjoy working on the publica- tion, and so we all enjoy reading it. JC Guys, I love the magazine. It seems to get better and better. The one thing I would bring to your attention is I would like to see more information about the southwest. Down here in Arizona we have some great waters, terrific anglers, and solid circuits that seemingly go unnoticed. Just my two cents. TB - Tucson AZ

TB - We appreciate the kind words. We have, over the years, featured many stories on the larger lakes bordering the state of Arizona. In fact I think we have covered every waterway in the state over the last ten years. But I will admit we have not done as much lately, for a couple of reasons. One would be drought, another would be many of the fisheries have seemed to be so pressured that overall appeal is not what it once was. On the flip side, lakes like Havasu and Powell are just so incredible these days, it’s hard not to focus on them. Powell was just voted one of the best desti- nations in the country for scenic beauty and fish quality. But with the resurgence of lakes like Roosevelt you can bet we will revisit them. JC Jamie, I was just reading the new issue with Byron Velvick on the cover (Nov/Dec). There was a great article on a guy that hurt his arm in a boating accident. As I was reading it I just thought I would bring it to your attention that I believe a similar accident happened on Lake Hodges years ago involving western pro Art Berry’s father and a girl that was his co-angler. I believe she lost a hand in the accident, and it was really the catalyst that drove the modern day kill switched we now have installed in our boats. I was fishing that event and remember the accident. I just thought I would bring it to your attention; it would have been a very informative addition to the story. DK - Las Vegas, NV

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