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.
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.
In her first B.A.S.S. tournament, Valerie Hicks has a good day despite rain and even weighs a fish.
Valerie surprised herself, casting the entire rainy day and equaling her dad's weight.
Thanks for encouraging comments and wishing me luck, I'll need it.
A stop at Bass Pro Shops allows Valerie to get some warmer clothes.
Valerie finds tournament fishing a real grind and asks for advice on important issue.
Sun improves conditions as the Hicks start their Oneida quest trying to get on good pattern of smallmouth.
Valerie Hicks is getting a crash course on fishing before competing as a co-angler on Oneida.
A glass-half-empty outlook counters dad's, but Scalish points out that's being a realist.