More on Pete Robbins

Community fishing hole

Feb 22, 2012

Now we've found a true community hole -- six boats scattered around some gnarly stumps. Jeff Kriet jokingly bet us he could idle the next mile without hitting something. He made it about 30 feet before he thwacked a stump the size of a Volkswagen. I'd love to have a fiberglass shop or prop repair shop nearby. It would be absolutely recession-proof.

Searching for anglers

Feb 22, 2012

It took us four tries in Pool 5 to find anyone. My boat driver Chris took me to Little Ninock and Bulldozer but they were empty, as was Bishop's Lake. Finally we found a couple of anglers in Caspiana but it's awfully muddy back here. Still, it has wads of matted hyacinths that just beckon for a flipping stick.

Lock closing at 7:50

Feb 22, 2012

The lock will close at 7:50 with 16 boats total, including some heavy hitters. Then again, they're all heavy hitters

Big guns for Big Show

Feb 22, 2012

Davy Hite is drinking Muscle Milk, his tournament day staple. "Welcome to the gun show," said Mark Zona, his observer for the day.

Where is Bobby Lane headed?

Feb 22, 2012

As my boat driver Chris and I sped to the lock, we saw Bobby Lane headed the other way -- mechanical problem, gamesmanship or last minute indecision?

Waiting for launch

Feb 22, 2012

We have a murderer's row of river rats lined up on one side of the dock here at Red River South -- Greg Hackney, Stephen Browning and Bill Lowen. That's a lot of shallow water bass fishing expertise in a confined area.

Guide to winning a Red River Classic

Feb 13, 2012

To win on the Red River takes four similar steps, but the devil is in the details, which change from minute to minute, so even a seemingly foolproof plan to can be undone by one variable that doesn’t play out as expected.

Flipping for winter bass

Jan 9, 2012

Flipping and pitching legend Denny Brauer has never seen a waterway or situation that didn't cry out for the big stick and a short line.

Schultz savors Oneida opportunity

Sep 20, 2011

Oneida was the sole reason Elite angler Bernie Schultz signed up to fish the Northern Opens.

Perspective on the Nate Wellman story

Sep 7, 2011

The bottom line with the recent Nate Wellman "scandal-that’s-not-a-scandal" is that we’ll never know exactly what happened.