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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KVD sighting

KVD sighting

By Pete Robbins

Leaving Bobby Lane we came across a half-moon shaped congregation of boats around KVD. We followed him to his next spot and everyone kept a respectable distance - except one white bay boat that ran...

Lane climbing?

Lane climbing?

By Pete Robbins

BASSTrakk told us Bobby Lane had two fish. His spectators told us he had three. As he passed us, he said he had four. Then we saw him catch what we assume was No. 5. We don't think he has much...

Passing Lane

Passing Lane

By Pete Robbins

We intended to start the day on Bobby Lane, but we were unable to find him and got sidetracked by Palaniuk. Finally, at 1:30 p.m., we happened onto Lane and his distinctive yellow sleeves. He idled...

A cull for Matt Lee

A cull for Matt Lee

By Pete Robbins

Another move, another fish for Matt Lee. After a semi-protracted dry spell, that's three fish in short order. This one helps.All three bites have come not only from the same kind of cover, but also...

No help for Lee

No help for Lee

By Pete Robbins

Matt Lee moved just about a 1/4 mile, but the waer color changed dramatically. Previously he was in stained water with a coat of mud on top, but now he's in gin clear conditions. The results are...

Moths to a flame

Moths to a flame

By Pete Robbins

Matt Lee has had spectators all morning, but as soon as he caught that big one several more flocked in. Not sure if they heard his excitement or if there's some sort of anglers ESP, but it never...

Lee upgrades

Lee upgrades

By Pete Robbins

After several pocket hops, Matt Lee finally connected with the one we needed. He fought it carefully and calmly, then landed it from the seat. Only at that point did he tell out "That'll help!" He...

Lee squared

Lee squared

By Pete Robbins

As we headed downlake, we saw a lonely Skeet Reese running solo, while KVD has his usual Armada. We settled on to Matt Lee, who I profiled for Bassmaster yesterday.Despite their differences, he and...

Lucky jerk?

Lucky jerk?

By Pete Robbins

Five-year-old Meah from Ohio brought a big bag of beef jerky for Palaniuk. We're not sure if that's the equivalent of KVD's lucky cookies, but if BP wins it could jumpstart her college fund.She...

Long distance fans

Long distance fans

By Pete Robbins

We found six spectators following Palaniuk everywhere he goes out of a Ranger. They hauled themselves here from Ohio and Texas just to watch their favorite angler.One guy said he's known as ...

Palaniuk's patience

Palaniuk's patience

By Pete Robbins

The water temperature here is just over 51 degrees. Palaniuk is using multiple moving baits, but he's winding them deliberately, not getting in a hurry. The sun is started to beat down on the water...

The big picture

The big picture

By Pete Robbins

As a member of the media, you hope that the anglers will make your job easy, but you understand that it can't always be their number one priority.Brandon Palaniuk is a welcome exception to the rule...

Tropical

Tropical

By Pete Robbins

Steve Bowman and I are on the way to the ramp and things are looking great. There's a bit of a breeze, but I don't think we hit 50 degrees at all in 2015 and we are on the cusp now. 

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