Pete Robbins

Chad circles back

Jan 9, 2014

As far as many of you are concerned, Chad Morgenthaler’s 2013 season started in December at Lake Okeechobee when he won the Wild Card event and qualified for his first Classic in eight years. As far as I’m concerned, it started in January, also at Okeechobee.

A butcher, Shaye Baker, a candlestick maker

Dec 18, 2013

Most of us will only get to pursue excellence and notoriety in one field.... There may be second acts in American lives, but only the most select few really gain equal fame, satisfaction and excellence in more than one arena.

Every reason to be thankful

Nov 25, 2013

I know that the “this is what I’m thankful for” column at this time of year is a little bit clichéd and perhaps more often than not a bit contrived, but I’m going to go on with it anyway.

Brandon Palaniuk ruined my life

Nov 8, 2013

I’ve owned bass boats since Bradley Roy was in diapers, and since that time I’ve always held one bedrock assumption to be inviolate: “There is no substitute for time on the water.”

Philly Phanatics

Oct 15, 2013

When the 2014 Elite Series schedule was released, it contained lots of the usual suspects, big bass factories in towns that have experience hosting big tournaments ... but the one that intrigues me most is stop No. 7, the Delaware River, hosted by the City of Brotherly Love.

Pete Robbins' wish list

Sep 24, 2013

It is the nature of bass fishermen to be unsatisfied with the status quo.

Ike’s guarantee

Sep 16, 2013

Mike Iaconelli is confident enough to know that he has a legitimate shot to win every time out, whether it’s a northern lake, a tidal river, a southern impoundment or a parking lot mud puddle.

The lies that big fish tell

Sep 4, 2013

Put a hundred of the best fishermen in the world on some primo waters, and we’re bound to see a parade of huge bass, right?

All eyes on Edwin

Aug 13, 2013

After the final weigh-in at Oneida Lake, I went out to dinner with a small group of friends that included Bassmaster photographer James Overstreet and Bassmaster writer Craig Lamb. As we sat down, my wife turned to me and said, “There goes Edwin Evers.”

I hate to wait

Jul 30, 2013

It’s been almost six weeks since the last Bassmaster Elite Series event but it feels like much longer.

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