Mark Hicks

Rusty reflexes at Logan Martin

May 21, 2013

As with any competitive sport, if you want to excel in the bass tournament arena, you must practice regularly. My lack of time on the water was painfully evident when I fished Logan Martin Lake as a co-angler.

Breathing deeply at Logan Martin

May 15, 2013

I just finished packing my trusty F-150 for tomorrow’s drive from my home in Appalachian southern Ohio to Sweet Home Alabama. Tomorrow is the Wednesday prior to the start of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open #3 at Logan Martin Lake.

Drying out after Douglas

Apr 8, 2013

The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on Douglas Lake was my first opportunity to cast for bass in 2013.

Alabama Rig mania likely at Douglas

Apr 3, 2013

A few months back I made a list of lures I wanted to pack for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Douglas Lake. I just tossed it into the recycle bin.

Smith Lake & Bassmaster’s Angels

Oct 9, 2012

The high point of my Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open adventure at Smith Lake happened Friday. As I stood in line at the holding tanks to weigh my bass, three gorgeous females approached me with smiling faces and introduced themselves.

Smith Lake: Better the second time around?

Oct 4, 2012

Mark Hicks is fishing as a co-angler at Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #3. See what he's expecting from the Smith Lake competition.

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.

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.

Bass fishing's future Ted Nugent

Jul 17, 2012

Brian Schram loves to rock and roll- but he'd rather spend Sunday fishing than performing.