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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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Avena bailing?

Avena bailing?

By Pete Robbins

Adrian Avena said that this area has two windows, early and late. "Obviously we missed this window," he explained. He plans to leave in no more than 15 minutes.Meanwhile, Pirch has moved about 75...

Heating up

Heating up

By Pete Robbins

In this stained backwater the water is the warmest I've seen so far. Shad are flipping and while the air is still cold, the sun is out.

Spin to win?

Spin to win?

By Pete Robbins

Pirch is using a spinning rod, the first one I have seen in this event. He is not using a finesse technique per se, but perhaps the downsizing gives him an advantage on pressured fish, even if it...

Too short

Too short

By Pete Robbins

After patiently sharing the small area with Avena at his side, Pirch finally hooked up. Alas, the fish did not measure but it shows that there might be reason to stick it out. They are fishing a...

A current affair

A current affair

By Pete Robbins

The TVA is pulling 67000 cfs today, about the same as yesterday, but 30,000 less than a week ago. Still, up at the takeoff we had to put rhe outboard at 1500 RPMs just to stay in place.That same...

The Golden Ram

Clifford Pirch, 3rd, 16-11

The Golden Ram

By Pete Robbins

Today Andy Crawford and I will be following 3rd-place angler Clifford Pirch, which is significant for a number of reasons. First, he's the only current Elite near the top of the standings. Second,...

Bedding fish?

Bedding fish?

By Pete Robbins

We found Randy Pierson spotlocked in place in the back of a cove and fishing off the back deck painfully slowly. It looked like he was fishing for a bedding bass but the 52 degree water temperature...

Leaving 'em biting

Leaving 'em biting

By Pete Robbins

As we idled away from Roy Hawk we turned around to see him battling another fish. This one culled to improve his catch. He pumped his fist and laughed at our poor timing. At this rate he may be...

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.

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