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Mr. Mom

Sep 21, 2011

Well, I’m playing Mr. Mom this week since my wife, Jimmye Sue, is on a trip with her mother and sister. They’re going to be gone for about a week, so I have puppy duty, errands to do and taxi service to run for my daughters.

Slop, shop, fish-fry stop

Sep 21, 2011

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

Bass recovery slow after Irene

Sep 21, 2011

Waters in North Carolina and Virginia are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irene.

Slop, shop, fish-fry stop photos

Sep 21, 2011

Mark and Valerie Hicks experience overnight rain, shopping at Bass Pro Shops and walleye fish fry.

Bass Pro Shops stop

Sep 21, 2011

A stop at Bass Pro Shops allows Valerie to get some warmer clothes.

Wellman not fishing Classic

Sep 21, 2011

B.A.S.S. tournament officials and Nate Wellman have mutually agreed that Mr. Wellman will not fish any Bassmaster tournaments until March 2012.

A tribute to the service crews

Sep 21, 2011

I’m still in New York. The fish are moving quickly into their fall patterns, and I’m thinking Oneida will be an interesting tournament.

Passing of a Florida legend: Doug Gilley

Sep 21, 2011

Doug Gilley won Super B.A.S.S. III in 1984, and he was a teacher, mentor and father figure to a legion of Florida anglers, many of whom fish the Bassmaster Elite Series today.

Rapala’s rockin' X-Rap Prop

Sep 21, 2011

The blades on the X-Rap Prop are counter-rotating, which means that one turns to the left and one turns to the right. Rapala says that these counteracting movements stabilize the bait in the water.

Oneida, where it all started

Sep 20, 2011

Oneida Lake, site of this week's Open, is where Brandon Card won his first college event.