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AOY shuffle?

AOY shuffle?

By Mark Hicks

WADDINGTON, N.Y. - Edwin Evers has built a substantial lead in the Toyota AOY standings going into the St. Lawrence River tournament. He’s been Steady Eddy thus far, but he can’t afford...

Embarrassed at Oneida

Embarrassed at Oneida

By Mark Hicks

I was so bummed after the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open at Oneida Lake that I had to wait a few days before attempting to write this. In two days of fishing at a lake where limit catches were the...

Oneida grind

Oneida grind

By Mark Hicks

I’m writing this blog from a McDonald’s in Brewerton, New York. The Golden Arches are only a few minutes drive from Oneida Shores Park where the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open...

Roumbanis bolts

Roumbanis bolts

By Mark Hicks

We're trying to follow Roumbanis as he streaks downriver. He takes a shortcut across a flat out of the marked channel. We elect to not risk it. ...

Quick frog twitching

Quick frog twitching

By Mark Hicks

Roumbanis slides a keeper in over a bright green carpet of duck wart and promptly releases it. The water is protected and calm in here, but there is enough of a breeze to push Roumbanis silently...

Roumbanis elusive

Roumbanis elusive

By Mark Hicks

We idled for eternity across a very wide, shallow, muddy and choppy Mississippi River in search of Fred Roumbanis. He is proving harder to find than the Lost Sea Scrolls. ...

Toothy critter

Toothy critter

By Mark Hicks

Brandon Card fishes his way around to another rocky point. A big fish hammers his jig and bows the rod over. It turns out to be a pike. ...

Card culls again

Card culls again

By Mark Hicks

There's a narrow band of clearer water around the rocky point that Card Is fishing. That band is getting narrower by the minute as the wind is pushing muddy water toward it. ...

Card culling

Card culling

By Mark Hicks

We followed Card out to a rocky point that he is fishing with some type of cast-and-wind bait, maybe a swimming jig. ...

Muddy water

Muddy water

By Mark Hicks

I stopped blogging for a moment, stood up and took a look at the water in Stoddard Bay. It is the color of coffee with a double shot of cream, even in the most protected area in the back of the bay...

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