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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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Card on the board

Card on the board

By Pete Robbins

With a gallery consisting of us and his brother Jordan (an Opens competitor), Card moved to his second spot and promptly boated a keeper.He had to measure it to make sure, but it is a start.

Card in Brown's

Card in Brown's

By Pete Robbins

We waited for the field at the Brown's Creek Bridge and saw Hank Cherry, Todd Auten, Skylar Hamilton, Brandon Cobb and others come by.We are following Brandon Card, who is about halfway back in the...

Waiting for history

Waiting for history

By Pete Robbins

We are sitting at the bridge at Brown's Creek waiting for Day Three to begin. We will be looking for Brandon Card back in the creek, but we expect others, including tournament leader Hank Cherry,...

No wind

No wind

By Pete Robbins

The flags at the Hampton Inn in Guntersville are hanging. That means we may have a tournament day without win, the first this week.Will that change the bite? Or where the bass are positioned?It...

Lester with 18 pounds

Lester with 18 pounds

By Pete Robbins

After leaving Blaylock, we came across Brandon Lester fishing an area where we saw John Crews, Luke Palmer and others yesterday.He doesn't know it, but he is unofficially in second.Then he jetted...

Blaylock on the move

Blaylock on the move

By Pete Robbins

Blaylock has moved three times in five minutes, making surgical strikes on selected targets, with no results."It's crunch time," he told us.He doesn't know how the rest of the field is doing but...

Blaylock found

Blaylock found

By Pete Robbins

After a long drive south, we have relaunched the boat and the first competitor we've come upon is Stetson Blaylock, near where Andy Crawford and I saw him close out Day 1.

Pulling up stakes

Pulling up stakes

By Pete Robbins

With Clent Davis struggling, we have put the boat on the trailer to head back closer to the launch. We will meet up with James Overstreet, give him Bowman's photo gallery, and ride out the day on a...

Tough up here

Tough up here

By Pete Robbins

As Davis ran back to one of his earlier spots, he passed Scott Canterbury, who signaled that he is stuck on zero.The only other boat we have seen in this creek is Hunter Shryock, who left a while...

Sticking with it

Sticking with it

By Pete Robbins

Even though he is struggling now, Clent Davis is disinclined to leave this uplake creek. He knows what lives here and knows it could provide the win."I've got a million places in my head to go," he...

Davis still grinding

Davis still grinding

By Pete Robbins

Despite not having caught a legal fish for what seems like forever, Clent Davis does not seem stressed. His posture is still strong and he is not hurrying.If his area does heat up and he manages to...

One at a time

One at a time

By Pete Robbins

Davis idled about 100 yards and quickly landed keeper number four, his best fish of the day so far. The quality isn't there yet, but he is on a good pace to fill his livewell.

Three down

Three down

By Pete Robbins

After several more near misses Clent Davis put number two and three in the well in quick succession. Not giants, but fish to weigh nonetheless.There is a boat on the other side of the island just...

On the board

On the board

By Pete Robbins

Davis finally connected with a keeper. He had to measure it, but it made the cut. This one choked his bait. "Why can't everybody else eat it like that," he said as he used his pliers to unhook it...

Missed opportunities

Missed opportunities

By Pete Robbins

Davis has already had two strikes, but failed to hook up both times. He said the second one tried to rip the rod out of his hands. He doesn't seem jittery, but surely a fish or two in the live well...

Davis is in the house

Davis is in the house

By Pete Robbins

Clent Davis arrived at his uplake creek at 8:35 a.m. ET  and was settled into his first fishing spot just two minutes later. There are quite a few boats in this tributary, but none fishing...

The waiting game

The waiting game

By Pete Robbins

We have launched way up the lake and we're waiting for Clent Davis to arrive. Bowman is tracking him, on the app, so we know he is close, but not yet in sight.The water color is beautiful up, here...

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