Mark and Valerie Hicks experience overnight rain, shopping at Bass Pro Shops and walleye fish fry.
A stop at Bass Pro Shops allows Valerie to get some warmer clothes.
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.
Having to jack with the jack plate cuts into practice time for the Hicks.
Oneida was the sole reason Elite angler Bernie Schultz signed up to fish the Northern Opens.
Valerie finds tournament fishing a real grind and asks for advice on important issue.
When his brain goes to tournament mode, it’s hard to switch back to non-tournament reality.
Sun improves conditions as the Hicks start their Oneida quest trying to get on good pattern of smallmouth.
Valerie Hicks is getting a crash course on fishing before competing as a co-angler on Oneida.
The Hicks start off looking to develop a smallmouth pattern before giving largemouth a look.