Pete Robbins

Frustrated fans

Mar 27, 2013

There are a couple of highly-rated barbecue places in Central Texas where devotees line up at 8 o’clock on Saturday mornings, hoping to get a taste of brisket that’s been cooking for hours. When the establishments run out, it’s over. Sorry you’ve waited, but you are out of luck, my hungry friend.

Everybody’s still in first

Mar 13, 2013

The 2013 Elite Series campaign is nearly underway, and all 100 anglers remain tied ... for now. There’s no first place, no last place, and perhaps most significantly, no second place.

Bass fishing's meritocracy

Mar 11, 2013

During Classic week, I was a late addition to the guest list for the Elite Series Night of Champions banquet; when I arrived at my assigned table, I found myself at dinner with a bass fishing legend and a rising star.

Even writers should avoid dock talk

Mar 7, 2013

On the heels of the Classic, the talk in the bass blogosphere and in the chat rooms has been about whether Cliff Pace showed the proper emotion when he claimed the title. As expected, the opinions have varied.

Bass fishing lessons for the ages

Mar 5, 2013

On the first day of practice for the 2007 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on the California Delta, I hopped into the boat of world-beater Kevin VanDam.

Epic fails

Feb 18, 2013

A tournament angler’s stock in trade is looking forward. Reminiscing about lost fish and lost opportunities doesn’t affect the scale one iota.

Seeing into the future

Feb 7, 2013

When did the modern era of professional bass fishing begin?

Many firsts for Maine's Carter

Jan 28, 2013

When 30-year-old aspiring bass pro Jonathan Carter launches his Bass Cat on the first day of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, he’ll be breaking new ground.

My brother's keeper

Jan 22, 2013

Unless Chris Lane wins the upcoming Bassmaster Classic, the next few weeks mark the end of his year in the sun.

KVD's most important fish

Jan 10, 2013

I’m sure that if you asked Kevin VanDam to name the single most important fish of his B.A.S.S. career, he’d have a hard time nailing it down.

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