Mark Hicks

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.

Homies rule at Douglas

Jun 6, 2011

The top three places at Douglas were all claimed by "homies." For most of us who weren’t from the Douglas Lake hood, it was like we were fishing on another planet.

Douglas Lake jinxed!

May 31, 2011

Whenever I draw a tournament partner that guarantees easy limits of bass, it’s the kiss of death.

Douglas Lake insights

Apr 11, 2011

I just got off the phone with Mike Cole. I was interviewing him for a future Bassmaster Magazine article on slow sinking jigs.

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