"It was cold that day, and it was supposed to turn even colder soon after that," Robertson said. "The fish were going to feed ahead of that cold snap I figured, so we set out to fish from the bank of some ponds on a golf course that was closed due to the weather. We are always going bass fishing around here somewhere, because we love the fight."
"I was fishing with a Berkley Powerbait purple and black worm, and it was about mid-afternoon when the nice bass hit," Robertson said. "He jumped all the way up out of the water and gave me a good fight. I caught another nice one later, and Matthew used his own rod to catch a couple of small bass. This was probably the best day we ever had out there on that acre-pond."
Robertson's wife saw the big-bass contest online and urged her husband to enter his photo, knowing that he would be thrilled should he win. She was right.
Robertson will receive a one-year subscription to South Carolina Sportsman magazine and a $25 Sportsman Outdoor Store gift coupon good for all manner of Official Sportsman Gear. He will also be entered in the big-bass contest finals later this summer, with the winner winning a Shimano Caenan 100 reel valued at $90. Anyone can enter the Big Bass photo gallery, but only registered members like Robertson are eligible to win prizes.