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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Hawk culls

Hawk culls

By Pete Robbins

Roy Hawk made a move up the river about a mile to a small cut. He fished around patiently before getting the bite he needed. He played the fish around the boat carefully, got down to land it, and...

Hawk with a limit

Hawk with a limit

By Pete Robbins

We pulled up on first-time Classic qualifier Roy Hawk just as he dropped bass No. 5 in the livewell. He says he has about 12 pounds and likely has no idea he is at or near the top of the leaderboard.

Lester inching up

Lester inching up

By Pete Robbins

After catching two short fish in quick succession, Brandon Lester made a short run across the lake. He quickly hooked up again and after some work with the measurong board he dropped it in the...

Start your engines

Start your engines

By Pete Robbins

Since leaving Zaldain we have seen Skeet Reese, Matthew Robertson and Nick Ratliff. Lots of competitors are running and gunning and trading spots and there is a constant drone of outboards. We...

No. 1 for Zaldain

No. 1 for Zaldain

By Pete Robbins

Chris Zaldain is on the scoreboard with a smallmouth that hit his bait right next to the boat. His first area did not pan out, but his second one did. The initial monkey is off his back.

Zaldain found

Zaldain found

By Pete Robbins

We have found Chris Zaldain slinging a bait as boats continue to pass by. He is winding patiently, seemingly oblivious to the traffic or the huge stakes of this event.

Canal passage

Canal passage

By Pete Robbins

Gerald Spohrer was the first boat through the canal, followed by Skeet Reese and Jordan Lee. It is the time of day when everyone is still in the running, and hopes are high. We are waiting to...

Amongst the spectators

Amongst the spectators

By Pete Robbins

Andy Crawford and I have made it down to the canal by the Fort Loudoun Dam, where there are 20 or so other trailers. Spectator traffic could play a role in this event and managing one's spots and...

Starting to get warm

Starting to get warm

By Pete Robbins

After a cold start to the morning the sun is out and it is starting to get warm. We found Brent Ehrler tucked away in a protected area, shedding his rain pants.As we followed him, he had the...

MDJ's high hopes

MDJ's high hopes

By Pete Robbins

Mark Daniels Jr. has caught three today, two non-keepers and a 14 incher. He said he came here with high hopes but the changing conditions have befuddled him.

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