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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Pain and suffering

Pain and suffering

By Pete Robbins

Jason Christie finally came out of his backwater hidey hole and we found him fishing a fairly nondescript bank.Steve Bowman asked him if he'd caught any back there and he replied, in a monotone,...

BP revisted

BP revisted

By Pete Robbins

I spoke too soon about Brandon Palaniuk's big fish. My old eyes may have deceived me.We got closer and BP told us that the fish was around 3 1/2 pounds, not 4-6, as I bigeyed it. Still, that keeps...

Palaniuk making hay

Palaniuk making hay

By Pete Robbins

We followed Jason Christie back to a large flat where we saw Brandon Palaniuk struggling yesterday morning.We couldn't get back to where Christie is fishing so we stopped a half mile out on another...

Twisting and turning

Twisting and turning

By Pete Robbins

Jason Christie ran a quarter mile, then thought better of it and made a hard u-turn back to a pocket he'd just passed. He can do that now because he's down to two spectator boats plus us. Earlier...

Inching forward

Inching forward

By Pete Robbins

Jason Christie moved into one of the most cover-laden pockets of the day and immediately hooked up. No help.Then he missed one. The third time was the charm because this ones made it to the boat...

A decent cull

A decent cull

By Pete Robbins

Jason Christie moved to a windier pocket and made a decent cull in the far back. At some point, he's going to find a true jumbo that decided to make the full trip...and that's when his BASSTrakk...

Casting expertise

Casting expertise

By Pete Robbins

Jason Christie said that he's mixing up places he fished yesterday with new spots. I've watched him fish on multiple occasions in the past, but it has never been so target-specific as this. His...

Christie culling

Christie culling

By Pete Robbins

Christie made another short run and quickly landed a quality keeper. He held it up for his depleted crowd and they cheered vociferously.  Even from a distance he seemed to breathe a sigh of...

Long run

Long run

By Pete Robbins

Christie made a 15 minute run and lost some of his spectators along the way. He's down to about a dozen diehard boats. The water isn't dirty, but it has more stain than where he fished earlier....

Running and gunning

Running and gunning

By Pete Robbins

Christie is hitting a sequence of spots now, "fishing fast slowly" -- in other words, focusing on key pieces of cover and fishing them meticulously, then bolting for the next one.

Three for Christie

Three for Christie

By Pete Robbins

Christie is making it difficult to photograph him. His camera boat is in the middle of the back of this cove and you can barely make out the leader tucked behind the last dock.We just saw him catch...

Christie's crew

Christie's crew

By Pete Robbins

I've covered Jason Christie at two Classics, both on Grand Lake, and while he's come up short both times he's mastered the art of managing spectators. He's fishing shallow now and his 20 or so...

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