Western Outdoor Times
Lake Powell s Jerry Puckett
We Know Him As Bubba
About two decades ago, Jerry Puckett left Corporate America behind and ran screaming into the desert with his child bride at his side and a young son under each arm. Landing at Page, Arizona, the gateway to Lake Powell, he and his family entered into several businesses including Bubba s Texas-Style Barbeque, Bubba s Prop Shop, and Bubba s Guide Service.
To promote the family s various business interests, Puckett turned his finely tuned corporate memo-writing skills toward outdoor writing. After more than a decade of full-time guiding on Powell and multi-year stints as feature columnist for the weekly Lake Powell Chronicle and the monthly Arizona Fishing News, he hung it all up in favor of what has become a 15-year labor of love as editor of Gary Yamamoto s Inside Line magazine.
And, if you ve visited Lake Powell Country, you may have heard Puckett over the last 15 years as he hosted first "Outdoors With Bubba," and for the past decade, co-hosted "The Morning Show," broadcast from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday on 1340AM and 93.3FM in Page and 101.9FM in Kanab, Utah, and Fredonia, Ariz.
Editor s Note: Arizona Boating & Watersports is grateful for Puckett s many contributions, both informative and humorous, in his monthly "Outdoors With Bubba" column. It seems to us that this is a man who has truly combined his avocation with his vocation.
Thank you, Bubba!