More on Valerie Hicks

Around Erie with Hicks

Sep 23, 2013

Mark Hicks went to Lake Erie a week ahead of time to practice for the final Bass Pro Shops Northern Open out of Sandusky Bay.

Embarrassed at Oneida

Aug 6, 2013

I was so bummed after the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open at Oneida Lake that I had to wait a few days before attempting to write this.

James River’s 600-pound gorilla

Jun 19, 2013

During my previous James River tournaments, I never had a good day, not even in practice. This time around I did have some good practice days.

Disqualified at Cayuga

Aug 23, 2012

If you look over the Pro Results of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open at Cayuga Lake, you’ll see my name at the very bottom of the list. It’s followed by a string of zeros. The reason for those donuts is that I was disqualified the night before the tournament started.

Photos: Detroit River recap

Jul 26, 2012

We had a good turnout for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open at the Detroit River/Lake St. Clair. I can understand why. The fishing is fantastic here.

Help make my Classic dream a reality

Jul 26, 2012

After competing as a pro angler in the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open at Michigan’s Detroit River, I could use some help. I know many of you are very capable anglers, and I’d appreciate your input.

Detroit’s aquarium

Jul 18, 2012

It’s the Monday evening before the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open at the Detroit River, and I’m writing this from a Motel 8 in Sterling Heights, Mich. Today I fished an area of Lake St. Clair that could have been an aquarium.

Photos: Detroit’s aquarium

Jul 18, 2012

Today I fished an area of Lake St. Clair that could have been an aquarium in preparation for the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open at the Detroit River.

Photos: Falling off at the James

Jun 13, 2012

Mark Hicks focuses on the silver lining on the heels of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1 on Virginia's James River.

Can’t believe it’s over photo gallery

Sep 24, 2011

When Valerie and Mark Hicks signed up to fish Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open at Oneida Lake, they weren't sure how it would play out.