Mark Hicks

James River: Game on!

Jun 12, 2012

I'm ready to tackle the James River with a borrowed Phoenix 721 Pro XP for Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1.

Swindle, Pirch & ‘incompetent’ at Norman

Apr 10, 2012

You’ve probably figured already that the incompetent in the title is yours truly. This was hammered into my noggin on the two days prior to the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Norman.

Backseat bound for Norman

Apr 2, 2012

I’ll be leaving in a few days to fish the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open #2 as a co-angler at Lake Norman near Charlotte, N.C.

Bobby Myers: An angler to watch

Feb 6, 2012

Oklahoman Bobby Myers has signed on to fish all nine Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens in 2012.

Time warp on the Harris Chain of Lakes

Jan 23, 2012

I headed my F150 south before daylight on Monday, the first official practice day for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on the Harris Chain.

Harris preparation

Jan 13, 2012

I am hopelessly unprepared to fish a tournament. I started working on my tackle for the first time last night. What a mess.

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.

One bass yet celebration of life

Sep 22, 2011

My first day of fishing at Oneida Lake was a disaster, but Valerie made it a celebration of life.

Eve of competition

Sep 21, 2011

With a long day, it's a short story from Hicks on the eve of the Northern Open.

Slop, shop, fish-fry stop

Sep 21, 2011

Hicks go from slop to shop to fish-fry stop.

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