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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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.

Pulling up stakes

Pulling up stakes

By Pete Robbins

With Clent Davis struggling, we have put the boat on the trailer to head back closer to the launch. We will meet up with James Overstreet, give him Bowman's photo gallery, and ride out the day on a...

Tough up here

Tough up here

By Pete Robbins

As Davis ran back to one of his earlier spots, he passed Scott Canterbury, who signaled that he is stuck on zero.The only other boat we have seen in this creek is Hunter Shryock, who left a while...

Sticking with it

Sticking with it

By Pete Robbins

Even though he is struggling now, Clent Davis is disinclined to leave this uplake creek. He knows what lives here and knows it could provide the win."I've got a million places in my head to go," he...

Davis still grinding

Davis still grinding

By Pete Robbins

Despite not having caught a legal fish for what seems like forever, Clent Davis does not seem stressed. His posture is still strong and he is not hurrying.If his area does heat up and he manages to...

One at a time

One at a time

By Pete Robbins

Davis idled about 100 yards and quickly landed keeper number four, his best fish of the day so far. The quality isn't there yet, but he is on a good pace to fill his livewell.

Three down

Three down

By Pete Robbins

After several more near misses Clent Davis put number two and three in the well in quick succession. Not giants, but fish to weigh nonetheless.There is a boat on the other side of the island just...

On the board

On the board

By Pete Robbins

Davis finally connected with a keeper. He had to measure it, but it made the cut. This one choked his bait. "Why can't everybody else eat it like that," he said as he used his pliers to unhook it...

Missed opportunities

Missed opportunities

By Pete Robbins

Davis has already had two strikes, but failed to hook up both times. He said the second one tried to rip the rod out of his hands. He doesn't seem jittery, but surely a fish or two in the live well...

Davis is in the house

Davis is in the house

By Pete Robbins

Clent Davis arrived at his uplake creek at 8:35 a.m. ET  and was settled into his first fishing spot just two minutes later. There are quite a few boats in this tributary, but none fishing...

The waiting game

The waiting game

By Pete Robbins

We have launched way up the lake and we're waiting for Clent Davis to arrive. Bowman is tracking him, on the app, so we know he is close, but not yet in sight.The water color is beautiful up, here...

Signing off

Signing off

By Pete Robbins

Andy Crawford and I got a little wet on our ride back through the Browns Creek whirlpool but we are back safe and headed to the hotel to work. Back at it in the morning.

Memories

Memories

By Pete Robbins

As the day winds down, we found Brock Mosley in a marina that I remember from my first trip here to fish a Top 150 in 2003. I practiced with Chad Brauer in here as he discovered a pattern that led...

Four times unlucky

Four times unlucky

By Pete Robbins

We just watched Stetson Blaylock catch four fish in five minutes, but none of them went in the livewell. He also missed a couple of strikes. He is clearly around fish but right now they are not of...

No help for Crews

No help for Crews

By Pete Robbins

Crews has been remarkably patient working these docks, fishing carefully and retying or rerigging frequently. That patience was finally rewarded with a strike, but the fish didn't help the cause...

One of the leaders

One of the leaders

By Pete Robbins

After a day of chasing ghosts, shadows and struggling anglers, we have finally come across John Crews, one of the leaders. He doesn''t know it, but he is just one good bite from contending for the...

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