Waters in North Carolina and Virginia are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irene.
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.
B.A.S.S. tournament officials and Nate Wellman have mutually agreed that Mr. Wellman will not fish any Bassmaster tournaments until March 2012.
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.
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.
Oneida Lake, site of this week's Open, is where Brandon Card won his first college event.
Having to jack with the jack plate cuts into practice time for the Hicks.
The 54 anglers will compete in the Federation Nation Championship are from 47 states and six international locations.
Brandon Palaniuk, now a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, will attend the Nov. 3-5 event in Monroe, La. But he’s giving up the berth he earned as the defending champ.