Name: Capt. George Ricks
Lives: Picayune, Miss
Guide Service: Get-Away Charters
Sponsors: Edge Products, Dockside Marine, Trolling Motors Unlimited, Nauticac Star Boats, Yamaha OutBoards, Breton Sound Marina, Napa Auto Parts
Boat: Nautic Star
Areas of Expertise: Speckled Trout and Redfish on light tackle. Fishing instruction and seminars.
Accomplishments: Competed on the BASSMASTERS Tournament Trail from 1991-1999. Won Louisiana BASS Tournament Assn. Classic twice. St. Tammany Angler of the Year in 1995 and 1997. Featured on the cover of Louisiana Outdoors Magazine 5 times. Staff writer for La. Outdoors Magazine for 7 years.
Fishing Tip: When fishing for Speckled trout with HYBRIDS, I like to rig them on a 1/8 oz. lead jighead that has two barbs on the head. The two barbed jighead holds the bait on the head and keeps it from slipping down. I like to fish HYBRIDS under a cork, about 2 1/2 ft. deep.