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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Clustered up

Clustered up

By Pete Robbins

After tucking out of the wind so Andy could work up a gallery, we can across a cluster of boats...Cobb, Mullins, and Lehew. As we heading down lake another mile, we found Johnston and Gleason. The...

The wisdom of crowds

The wisdom of crowds

By Pete Robbins

We came back into a semi-protected creek where Bob Downey was fishing a stretch of riprap. Drew Benton idled by him, went through a causeway and started fishing the other side. We followed and...

Picking up the pace

Picking up the pace

By Pete Robbins

As soon as I pressed "send" on my blog bemoaning our lack of fish catches, Chris Johnston bowed up on a solid keeper and gingerly fought her until she gave up. It wasn't huge, but it is a start......

Tough rotation

Tough rotation

By Pete Robbins

So far the day has not been kind to the Johnston brothers, and it hasn't been too fruitful for me and Andy Crawford, either. We have seen two fish catches, both released, among the 7 or 8 anglers...

Not just red

Not just red

By Pete Robbins

For all of the empty pegs of red lipless cranks and vibrating jigs around the lake, it is not the only color that works here. Yesterday Seth Feider told me he was throwing shad colors "because...

First stop

First stop

By Pete Robbins

The section around Spring Creek was oceanic. We didn't spear any waves, but we got plenty of spray on our rainsuits as we headed up the lake. Once we got in the general vicinity of our area, we...

Wake up to wind

Wake up to wind

By Pete Robbins

It's 6 a.m. and the wind is already howling at take off. That will likely position fish for some and blow areas out for others. I am headed to the dock to spy alternating faces of contentment and...

Signing off

Signing off

By Pete Robbins

Andy Crawford has to head back to build a gallery so we are headed off the water. We didn't see a whole lot of fish catches, but we learned some things about what to look for on Friday. Stay tuned...

Slim pickings

Slim pickings

By Pete Robbins

We made a run upland to a popular area hoping to find another cluster of boats, bit they have been few and far between. One whole arm where we expected to see some was devoid of life except some...

On the board

On the board

By Pete Robbins

While we sat at the dock waiting for Andy Crawford to finish his gallery, Ohio snowbird Pat Fabel caught a solid keeper off the dock. Weighed 2.72.Pro Tip: Try an Ima Jerkbait in Ghost Chartreuse...

Early gallery

Early gallery

By Pete Robbins

The competitors made it easy on us today with so many of them starting so close to each other. We put the trolling motor down in our first spot and didn't pick it up until it was time to run in...

Unicorn sighting

Unicorn sighting

By Pete Robbins

We just saw something unexpected -- a practice day fish catch. The honor went to Stetson Blaylock, who is in this crowded creek with a bunch of his best friends. He measured it quickly and...

Opens qualifiers

Opens qualifiers

By Pete Robbins

Grae Buck is in this crowded creek, too. He may be from Pennsylvania, but apparently he has big fish chops because he has excelled this year in early season FLW competition in Florida and Texas....

Popular spot

Popular spot

By Pete Robbins

Scott Canterbury, Drew Cook and Micah Frazier all made a beeline for the same starting area, followed by several others. The water temp is in the low 50s, gulls are working  and the treasured...

Let the games begin

Let the games begin

By Pete Robbins

Andy Crawford and I are parked at the mouth of Seibold Creek, waiting for the launch to begin. Of course, the rain started just as we launched. That should be a big story this week -- water levels...

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