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Driving in the rain

Driving in the rain

By Mark Hicks

Jacobson and I are following John Snyder, our boat driver, to a ramp that's closer to where many of the leaders are fishing. I'm good with that. It's in the mid 50s, it's raining...

Back at bridge

Back at bridge

By Mark Hicks

Photographer Daren Jacobson and I are back at the bridge near the official launching site for the West Point Elite Series event. He wants to take more overhead photos of the pros passing under us...

Reese retooling

Reese retooling

By Mark Hicks

Reese has apparently shown the bedding bass every bait he had on his deck. He stops fishing for several minutes to dig out other baits and tie them on. ...

Combs in quiet water

Combs in quiet water

By Mark Hicks

Combs runs into a deep cut that has quiet water. He is still power fishing aggressively. Combs picks up after a few minutes of casting and idles farther up the creek past Boyd Duckett. ...

Following Combs

Following Combs

By Mark Hicks

Keith Combs just passed us going in the other direction up one of the major creeks. Two spectator boats were following in his wake. We joined the caravan. ...

Combs moves

Combs moves

By Mark Hicks

Combs moves to the riprap at the other end of the bridge.  He has already attracted three boats full of fans. He leaves 10 minutes later with an empty livewell. He caught all his bass late...

Hanging at a bridge

Hanging at a bridge

By Mark Hicks

I'm going to miss the blast-off and the blaring music this morning. Darren Jacobson and I are driving to a bridge that passes over West Point Lake not far from the official launching area. ...

Run-and-gun fest

Run-and-gun fest

By Mark Hicks

We're having trouble getting close to the pros to photograph them. When we come around, they stop fishing and jet away. I'm beginning to get a complex ...

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