January Meeting – Pete & Hanna Robbins

Pete and Hanna Robbins will discuss bass fishing opportunities in Mexico, specifically those at Anglers Inn International’s properties at Lake El Salto and Lake Picachos, both near Mazatlan.

  • WhereMcLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22101
  • When: January 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 for socializing)

About Pete & Hanna

Vienna residents Pete and Hanna Robbins spend most, if not all, of their free time traveling and chasing the next bite. In addition to domestic travel, they’ve fished the Amazon tributaries for peacock bass multiple times and recently returned from a tigerfish expedition to southern Africa.

Pete is a Senior Writer for Bassmaster Magazine and has also written for other publications, including In-Fisherman, Field & Stream, and Gary Yamamoto’s Inside Line. He also consults for a number of fishing tackle companies. Despite those credentials, Hanna often catches bigger fish.

Hanna Robbins with a 9′-12″ largemouth bass from Lake Picachos

They will join PRSC at the January meeting to discuss bass fishing opportunities to Mexico, specifically those at Anglers Inn International’s properties at Lake El Salto and Lake Picachos, both near Mazatlan. They’ve been there 10 times and consider it one of the most accessible “exotic” fishing trips available. They’ll discuss best times to go, key presentations, and some of the experiences they’ve had chasing big Mexican bass.

Pete Robbins with a big El Salto bass from last January

Pete has provided on-the-water tournament coverage for every Bassmaster Classic since 2010, and he has been known to bring bad weather with him to venues that have not previously experienced any. He’s blogged for Gary Yamamoto’s Inside Line since 2008, where he explores issues related to fishing, food and popular culture, with a particular interest in the intersection of those three seemingly unrelated topics. He has not yet been featured on “Hoarders,” although his tackle collection is beyond extensive, with a particular focus on rare Japanese hard baits.

Pete calls the Potomac River his home water, but has made multiple trips to the Amazon in search of peacock bass, and tries to make at least one trip per year to Mexico to chase big largemouths and drink margaritas.
He lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife Hanna and their precocious Australian Shepherd Rooster, who has been known to herd small animals and children.

This ought to be an interesting presentation in the dead of winter.  Maybe Pete will be able to shed some warm Mexican sunshine during his talk.