More on Valerie Hicks

Can’t believe it’s over

Sep 24, 2011

I can’t believe it’s over. I’ve been at Oneida Lake for a week and it feels like I just got here. I come to the Open tournaments to spend time with my dad. It was an adventure we’ll never forget.

Looking back

Sep 24, 2011

When Valerie and I signed up to fish Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open at Oneida Lake, I wasn’t sure how it would play out. She loves to come to these tournaments when I’m fishing them.

Surprised myself

Sep 22, 2011

In her first B.A.S.S. tournament, Valerie Hicks has a good day despite rain and even weighs a fish.

Surprised myself

Sep 22, 2011

Valerie surprised herself, casting the entire rainy day and equaling her dad's weight.

Wish me luck, I'll need it

Sep 21, 2011

Thanks for encouraging comments and wishing me luck, I'll need it.

Bass Pro Shops stop

Sep 21, 2011

A stop at Bass Pro Shops allows Valerie to get some warmer clothes.

A real grind

Sep 20, 2011

Valerie finds tournament fishing a real grind and asks for advice on important issue.

Starting small

Sep 19, 2011

Sun improves conditions as the Hicks start their Oneida quest trying to get on good pattern of smallmouth.

Crash course

Sep 19, 2011

Valerie Hicks is getting a crash course on fishing before competing as a co-angler on Oneida.

Cozy to cold

Sep 18, 2011

A glass-half-empty outlook counters dad's, but Scalish points out that's being a realist.