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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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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...

Cox adds on

Cox adds on

By Pete Robbins

John Cox predicted another fulrry, and he may now be in the middle of it. As we asked him a question, he bowed up on a fish that turned out to be just a bit short. He measured repeatedly but could...

Cox on track

Cox on track

By Pete Robbins

As he predicted, the bite heated up for John Cox when the wind got howling. He reports catching three in quick succession, including a good one, and now he is hoping for another flurry.As we...

Still pitching

Still pitching

By Pete Robbins

Jeff Gustafson made it through what he considered his best stretch without adding another bass to his live well."That's disappointing," he said, in what may be the understatement of the year. ...

Slow for Gussy

Slow for Gussy

By Pete Robbins

Jeff Gustafson just told us that is has already snowed at his home in Canada, but today he's fishing in shorts...and for a hundred grand. He's flipping patiently but so far all we have seen...

Cox is hopeful

Cox is hopeful

By Pete Robbins

John Cox was the first angler we encountered in the backwater, chucking a frog. He said he's stuck on zero but expects the bite to pick up around 11 with the expected winds.He's seen several fish...

Into the thick stuff

Into the thick stuff

By Pete Robbins

Carl Jocumsen pulled the plug on his non-appearing schooling fish at 8:30am today, 30 minutes earlier than yesterday's departure. He headed up the lake and it was a choppy ride, unlike...

Prime time?

Prime time?

By Pete Robbins

On Days 1 and 2, Carl Jocumsen's bites started shortly after 8am. That's where we are now, and surely he is feeling the pressure.Yesterday he bailed on this area at 9am. We'll see if he holds out...

More disappointment

More disappointment

By Pete Robbins

Carl Jocumsen's multi-species trail of tears contineus. This time it appeared to have been a pickerel. It took his chatterbait, costing him time to re-rig.The hunt goes on. He needs bass -- no...

Here kitty kitty

Here kitty kitty

By Pete Robbins

First fish of the day for Carl Jocumsen provided a brief moment of excitement and hope, punctuated by disappointment -- a catfish.It is darker than it was yesterday at this time, but that has yet...

Waiting on Carl

Waiting on Carl

By Pete Robbins

Steve Bowman and I made it across the lake to Carl Jocumsen's expected starting spot. It wasn't rough by any means, but choppier and cloudier than yesterday for sure.Maybe that will fire up the...

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