Pete
Robbins

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Veteran outdoor writer Pete Robbins provides a fan's perspective of B.A.S.S. complemented by an insider's knowledge of the sport. Follow him on Twitter at @fishywriting.

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Classic firsts

Classic firsts

By Pete Robbins

If Hank Cherry wins he will be the first NC champ since David Fritts in 1993 and the first winner in a Bass Cat since Mark Davis in 1995.Two Hall of Famers, both inducted in 2019. Maybe this is the...

Lunchtime analysis

Lunchtime analysis

By Pete Robbins

It would be easy to say this Cherry has this wrapped up, but this is Guntersville and there are plenty of 7+ lb bass swimming out there -- sometimes in close proximity to one another.There's no...

Blaylock needs wind

Blaylock needs wind

By Pete Robbins

With the sun out the water is starting to heat up, but until a moment ago it was dead slick calm. Then the wind kicked up and almost immediately Blaylock hooked up with a solid keeper. He had to...

Making a move

Making a move

By Pete Robbins

We left Brandon Card to drop off Steve Bowman's photo gallery at the media trailer. On the way we passed Hank Cherry and his spectator gallery.Now we have moved to Stetson Blaylock in the vicinity...

I need a pig sooie

I need a pig sooie

By Pete Robbins

Here in the land of "Roll Tide," Steve Bowman feels a bit out of sorts. He let out an impromptu "Woo pig sooie" and fellow Arkie Stetson Blaylock, fishing just 30 yards away, picked up on it. "I...

No hookup

No hookup

By Pete Robbins

After making his second short move of the morning, Card "missed one that felt like a good one." He said he needs wind to get them to commit to his jerkbait and he is not getting it.With no wind and...

Spin to win?

Spin to win?

By Pete Robbins

We haven't seen many spinning rods this week so far -- in fact, I don't remember any -- but Brandon Card had several on the deck of his Vexus.He just used one of them to catch keeper number two. It...

Card on the board

Card on the board

By Pete Robbins

With a gallery consisting of us and his brother Jordan (an Opens competitor), Card moved to his second spot and promptly boated a keeper.He had to measure it to make sure, but it is a start.

Card in Brown's

Card in Brown's

By Pete Robbins

We waited for the field at the Brown's Creek Bridge and saw Hank Cherry, Todd Auten, Skylar Hamilton, Brandon Cobb and others come by.We are following Brandon Card, who is about halfway back in the...

Waiting for history

Waiting for history

By Pete Robbins

We are sitting at the bridge at Brown's Creek waiting for Day Three to begin. We will be looking for Brandon Card back in the creek, but we expect others, including tournament leader Hank Cherry,...

No wind

No wind

By Pete Robbins

The flags at the Hampton Inn in Guntersville are hanging. That means we may have a tournament day without win, the first this week.Will that change the bite? Or where the bass are positioned?It...

Lester with 18 pounds

Lester with 18 pounds

By Pete Robbins

After leaving Blaylock, we came across Brandon Lester fishing an area where we saw John Crews, Luke Palmer and others yesterday.He doesn't know it, but he is unofficially in second.Then he jetted...

Blaylock on the move

Blaylock on the move

By Pete Robbins

Blaylock has moved three times in five minutes, making surgical strikes on selected targets, with no results."It's crunch time," he told us.He doesn't know how the rest of the field is doing but...

Blaylock found

Blaylock found

By Pete Robbins

After a long drive south, we have relaunched the boat and the first competitor we've come upon is Stetson Blaylock, near where Andy Crawford and I saw him close out Day 1.

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