Mark Hicks

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.

Brain in tournament mode

Sep 20, 2011

When his brain goes to tournament mode, it’s hard to switch back to non-tournament reality.

Starting small

Sep 19, 2011

The Hicks start off looking to develop a smallmouth pattern before giving largemouth a look.

Slow start

Sep 18, 2011

Valerie and I got a slow start this morning. I opened my eyes at sunup.

Mark’s Oneida Lake Diary

Sep 17, 2011

Mark Hicks and daughter Valerie will blog their experiences fishing the Northern Open on Oneida Lake.

Erie’s bronze miracles

Aug 31, 2011

I drove to Lake Erie 10 days before the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open there. Visions of glistening bronze bass danced in my head.

Erie on my mind

Aug 17, 2011

The first thing on my Lake Erie to-do list is: put three drift socks in the Phoenix 721.

James River Bungle

Jul 12, 2011

Now that I’ve been on the James River, I can’t wait to go back--for revenge.

Sweet Baby James

Jun 30, 2011

I get my first look at the James River on the Saturday before the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open there. I'm fishing it as a boater.