More on Mark Hicks

The Arkansas Bass Slam

Jun 9, 2014

Anglers from across the country tow their boats to Arkansas to sample the Natural State’s storied fishing for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. But anglers shouldn't overlook the state’s excellent striped bass and white bass fishing.

Elite 2014: BASSfest comes to Chickamauga

Jun 9, 2014

The Bassmaster Elite Series will celebrate bass fishing in a big way when BASSfest comes to Dayton, Tenn., June 11-15.

Behind the scenes of ‘100 Best Bass Lakes’

Jun 5, 2014

Compiling Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes is a massive undertaking. The 2014 list is the third in this series, and the process of picking and ranking the lakes has become more involved each year.

Maiden voyage at Douglas

Jun 4, 2014

One of my goals this year was to fish often before every Bassmaster Northern Open tournament to hone my skills and give myself a fighting chance. That didn’t happen.

Lineberger eyes the Elite prize

May 28, 2014

Before Hank Cherry became an Elite Series pro, he fished team tournaments for more than 10 years with fellow North Carolinian Shane Lineberger.

Open spotlight: Michael Murphy

May 26, 2014

South Carolina’s Michael Murphy has packed two lifetimes of bass fishing into his 33 years. He currently competes in the Southern and Northern Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens with the goal of qualifying for the Elite Series.

Elite 2014: Revitalized Dardanelle

May 14, 2014

Limit catches should be the norm when the Bassmaster Elite Series pros venture to Lake Dardanelle, Ark., in mid May.

Don't overlook Alabama's Lake Wheeler

May 9, 2014

Once playing second fiddle to nearby Pickwick Lake and Lake Guntersville, Alabama's second-largest reservoir, Wheeler Lake, is now ranked #2 in the state for bass fishing.

Elite 2014: Historic Toledo Bend

Apr 29, 2014

A look back at the history of Toledo Bend and how bass legend Rick Clunn thinks it will fish in 2014.

Bass bug hooks Troy Lindner

Apr 23, 2014

By finishing 22nd at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Lake Amistad in February 2014, Troy Lindner took a significant step toward qualifying for the Bassmaster Elite Series.