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Nick cracks the Top 3 at Wheeler Lake

Posted by admin on September 23, 2012

wheeler200.jpgAlabama pro Blake Nick brought a lot of Wheeler experience into the tournament and had no troubleAlabama pro Blake Nick struggled on day four and slipped one notch to third. determining where he needed to fish. His only regret was not maximizing the potential in the early goings.

"I knew there were two places with good, healthy populations of fish – one's at the Guntersville Dam and the other one's at the Wheeler Dam," he said. "I had one place (at the Wheeler Dam) and I pulled in there and made 10 casts and caught 18 pounds. I thought I'd be smart and leave because I didn’t think anyone was going to catch 18 and there comes Mark with 21 pounds. In hindsight, I wish I would have stayed there and whacked on them." >>> read more

Nick goes All In

Posted by admin on September 7, 2012

Nick_Blake_1207_200.jpgNot too long ago, Blake Nick was just another guy in a hard hat on the floor at the U.S. Steel plant in Birmingham, Ala.

Every day, he’d come face to face with thousands of pounds of molten iron that would eventually be turned into steel. He was one of the grunts who injected different alloys into the iron to make the steel a certain strength. There aren’t many harder ways to make a living.

He’d fish when he could – on off days or at night. The rotating-shift schedule didn’t allow for much in the way of tournament fishing. Eventually, he left the steel mill and started his own excavation business with the hopes he’d have more flexibility to be on the water more. >>> read more

Cranking to 3rd on Champlain

Posted by admin on July 1, 2012

blakeChamplain200.jpgBlake Nick, of Adger, Ala. also had a strong performance on Champlain. He started day one by bagging 19-10 and taking sixth place. He rose two spots on day two with 17-3, but slipped back to sixth a day later after catching 17-5. In the final round, his 20-pound bag allowed him to regain the spots he had Nick loads the net. lost plus a little more, as he finished third with 74-2. >>> read more

Nick rocks Table Rock

Posted by admin on March 29, 2012

FLWTourTableRock200.jpgBRANSON, Mo. (March 29, 2012) – Professional bass anglers from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan began their four-day battle for a top cash award of up to $125,000 on Thursday at Table Rock Lake. Just a few short weeks after an incredible event on Lake Hartwell, the pros were eyeing Table Rock and anticipating a sight-fishing event for bedding bass.

So the fact that Blake Nick of Adger, Ala., who weighed a five bass limit for 21 pounds, 4 ounces, led the tournament after the first day of competition may have raised some eyebrows. Nick now holds a slim 3-ounce lead over OFF! Pro Terry Bolton of Paducah, Ky., who caught five bass weighing 21-1. >>> read more