Better Blogging Through Technology

Better Blogging Through Technology

After working eight Classics plus a number of Elite Series tournaments and Opens for BASS, I feel like I have the blogging game pretty much down. Sure, things change with increased focus on BASS Cams, Skype and BASS Live, but as far as the written word goes that status quo remains in play. Of course that doesn’t mean there aren’t little tricks of the trade that come into play, including semi-specialized equipment that makes the process easier or more reliable.

P2? Me too.

P2? Me too.

I’ve made no secret in this space of my respect and affection for Bass Cat Boats. I’ve owned four of them, used and new, and have a fifth one being transported to Virginia later this week. I liked the boats first, before I ever knew anyone at the company, but once I learned more about how they’re made and why some features are the way they are I became a fanatic.

BP: Doing Well by Doing Good

BP: Doing Well by Doing Good

We all pay attention when there are open disputes on the water, and rightfully so, but if we’re going to do that we also need to report on situations where anglers make the right decisions. It’s less sexy, less controversial, and might not generate as many clicks, but it’s important to present both sides of the coin.

For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

I’m not a big NBA fan, but I do enjoy and respect the various skill set challenges that occur each year at the league’s All Star Game. Of course the slam dunk contest is always a big hit. I love it, but I’d guess it’s not for the same reason that most fans do.

Classic Fanatic

Classic Fanatic

Over the past week or so, I’ve been wrestling inside my own head with the questions of why I’m so excited about this week’s Bassmaster Classic. I go through the same process every year about this time, getting hyped up for a tournament that I’m not participating in, only watching.

Another Way it Probably Won't be Won

Another Way it Probably Won't be Won

Eleven years ago this month, Alabama’s Steve Kennedy went to California and sent what was then a BASS record with a four day catch that weighed 122 pounds 14 ounces.

Eight years and a month later, California’s Skeet Reese traveled to Alabama and earned his eighth BASS win with 92 pounds 11 ounces.

Family Togetherness

Family Togetherness

This past weekend the entire Robbins family celebrated my father’s 75th birthday by gathering at my parents’ house, eating food from his favorite restaurant and playing a spirited game of “Jeopardy” in which every question was about him. Miraculously, no one was decapitated or excommunicated from the family.

SC Shrinkage

SC Shrinkage

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”

--Famous quotation, dubiously attributed to Mark Twain

 

“The coldest I’ve been in a damn bass boat was the last Classic at Hartwell.”

--Famous quotation, attributed to just about anyone who was there in March of 2015.

Net Fish and Chill

Net Fish and Chill

Many of my friends who live south of the latitude of what Alice Cooper referred to as “the Good Land” have asked me what got into my slushee-addled brain that convinced me to go ice fishing. Since I prefer warm weather to cold, and activity to sitting around, I can’t say I blame them.