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Chasing VanDam

Chasing VanDam

By Mark Hicks

We spotted Kevin VanDam running up the lake and gave chase. He pulled up to a windy bank and quickly caught two bass that be immediately released. He obviously has his limit.  ...

More washboarding

More washboarding

By Mark Hicks

After another washboard run, we came across Jason Christie fishing a gravel bank on the main lake. When I saw Christie early in the morning on the first day of the tournament, he was cranking fast...

Vinson upriver

Vinson upriver

By Mark Hicks

We just made a long washboard run upriver past Lead Hill. The choppy water is the kind of thing that should fire up Kevin VanDam. I'd bet the farm that he's slamming brown bass somewhere on...

Britt Myers found

Britt Myers found

By Mark Hicks

We ran to another creek and found Britt Myers. We've been looking for him all morning. He's making long casts to a chunk-rock point at the mouth of a short pocket. ...

Strike two

Strike two

By Mark Hicks

Matt Reed swings and misses. A few minutes later he misses again. He's down from the front deck now, rerigging. I can hear him grumbling to himself from 70 yards away. ...

Snowden on track

Snowden on track

By Mark Hicks

BASSTrakk currently shows Brian Snowden in second place. Snowden is from this region and has loads of experience fishing Ozark Mountain lakes. Many of the pros predicted that he would be a...

Scanlon culling

Scanlon culling

By Mark Hicks

As I sent off my last blog post, I looked up to see Scanlon is already culling. However, all his bass appear to be smallies that won't go 2 pounds.

In search of Casey

In search of Casey

By Mark Hicks

We've boated a good ways up a major creek arm in search of Casey Scanlon. We found him casting to a gravel point. B. J. tells me that we are close to Mountain Creek. ...

Warmer Day Three

Warmer Day Three

By Mark Hicks

The air temperature this morning is in the mid 40s, much warmer than the previous two days. The morning bite was fast yesterday for many of the pros. It could be even better this morning. ...

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