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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. He blogs about fishing travel at www.halfpastfirstcast.com

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Stealth mode

Stealth mode

By Pete Robbins

Destin DeMarion put his Power Poles down to make a lure change -- nothing major, just a more subtle version of his primary lure.He said that with a more natural colored skirt and a stealth blade on...

Stumphole sightings

Stumphole sightings

By Pete Robbins

After a long run north to Stumphole Swamp in search of Destin DeMarion, we have arrived.The trees are thick up here but fortunately, a spectator in a Jon boat pointed us to DeMarion. He claims that...

Right on schedule

Right on schedule

By Pete Robbins

Despite a few lingering clouds and a slight breeze, Carl Jocumsen departed his starting area a few minutes after 9 a.m., consistent with the past few days.He has three in the live well-- that's...

Stay down, baby

Stay down, baby

By Pete Robbins

Carl Jocumsen has gone up the ditch and back down again,, catching a keeper at each end. Now he has made it back to his starting spot and hooked up again."Stay down, baby," he begged.Another...

Giant in the boat

Giant in the boat

By Pete Robbins

Carl Jocumsen is one of the most expressive and vocal anglers I've ever watched. He wears his heartstrings on his sleeve.He missed a bite, stomped his foot, and let out a scream....another...

Lots of activity

Lots of activity

By Pete Robbins

A moment after Carl Jocumsen boxed keeper number one, he landed a short fish and threw it back. Overall there is much more activity here today than any other day of competition. Little shad are...

Off to a good start

Off to a good start

By Pete Robbins

We'd barely settled into our waiting game when Carl Jocumsen set the hook and put bass No. 1 in the boat.After yesterday's unfulfilled start, it will be a true game-changer if this area fires up...

The sea is angry

The sea is angry

By Pete Robbins

After a rough and wet boat ride down from the swamp, Steve Bowman and I are back at the dock no worse for wear. The same ride that took 15 minutes yesterday was closer to 45 today.It took three...

Cox with a limit

Cox with a limit

By Pete Robbins

"Every time I get ready to quit, I get bit." That's what John Cox said after he finally caught his fifth keeper at one o'clcok on the dot. He's back to fishing now, blissfully unaware of his...

Nature calls

Nature calls

By Pete Robbins

As the sky darkens, the natural world is starting to stir. We came across this centipede-like creautre that even Grizzly Steve Bowman could not identify. I half-expected a big old bass to come up...

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