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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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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...

Signing off

Signing off

By Pete Robbins

Andy Crawford and I got a little wet on our ride back through the Browns Creek whirlpool but we are back safe and headed to the hotel to work. Back at it in the morning.

Memories

Memories

By Pete Robbins

As the day winds down, we found Brock Mosley in a marina that I remember from my first trip here to fish a Top 150 in 2003. I practiced with Chad Brauer in here as he discovered a pattern that led...

Four times unlucky

Four times unlucky

By Pete Robbins

We just watched Stetson Blaylock catch four fish in five minutes, but none of them went in the livewell. He also missed a couple of strikes. He is clearly around fish but right now they are not of...

No help for Crews

No help for Crews

By Pete Robbins

Crews has been remarkably patient working these docks, fishing carefully and retying or rerigging frequently. That patience was finally rewarded with a strike, but the fish didn't help the cause...

One of the leaders

One of the leaders

By Pete Robbins

After a day of chasing ghosts, shadows and struggling anglers, we have finally come across John Crews, one of the leaders. He doesn''t know it, but he is just one good bite from contending for the...

Clustered up

Clustered up

By Pete Robbins

After tucking out of the wind so Andy could work up a gallery, we can across a cluster of boats...Cobb, Mullins, and Lehew. As we heading down lake another mile, we found Johnston and Gleason. The...

The wisdom of crowds

The wisdom of crowds

By Pete Robbins

We came back into a semi-protected creek where Bob Downey was fishing a stretch of riprap. Drew Benton idled by him, went through a causeway and started fishing the other side. We followed and...

Picking up the pace

Picking up the pace

By Pete Robbins

As soon as I pressed "send" on my blog bemoaning our lack of fish catches, Chris Johnston bowed up on a solid keeper and gingerly fought her until she gave up. It wasn't huge, but it is a start......

Tough rotation

Tough rotation

By Pete Robbins

So far the day has not been kind to the Johnston brothers, and it hasn't been too fruitful for me and Andy Crawford, either. We have seen two fish catches, both released, among the 7 or 8 anglers...

Not just red

Not just red

By Pete Robbins

For all of the empty pegs of red lipless cranks and vibrating jigs around the lake, it is not the only color that works here. Yesterday Seth Feider told me he was throwing shad colors "because...

First stop

First stop

By Pete Robbins

The section around Spring Creek was oceanic. We didn't spear any waves, but we got plenty of spray on our rainsuits as we headed up the lake. Once we got in the general vicinity of our area, we...

Wake up to wind

Wake up to wind

By Pete Robbins

It's 6 a.m. and the wind is already howling at take off. That will likely position fish for some and blow areas out for others. I am headed to the dock to spy alternating faces of contentment and...

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