Mark
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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...

Howell on Plan B

Howell on Plan B

By Mark Hicks

We're in Stoddard Bay. We can't find Roumbanis, but we did run into Randy Howell. We watch him pluck a keeper from a patch of duck wart with a Senko. ...

Howell on Plan B

Howell on Plan B

By Mark Hicks

We're in Stoddard Bay. We can't find Roumbanis, but we did run into Randy Howell. We watch him pluck a keeper from a patch of duck wart with a Senko. ...

Start Me Up

Start Me Up

By Mark Hicks

The Rolling Stones are blaring over the speakers at the Clinton Street boat ramp. Other than the music, it's eerily quiet here for the final day of the Elite Series tournament on the Upper...

Faircloth found

Faircloth found

By Mark Hicks

We finally spotted Todd Faircloth fishing an island on the other side of a wide shallow flat. He busted out of there before we could idle close to him. ...

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