Meet Rodney Hicks – Kayak Fishing Pro Staff

Rodney Hicks – Team Dakota Lithium – Kayak Fishing

Hometown: Palatine, Illinois

Kayak tournament angler from Chicago Illinois. Spent early years fishing from Illinois river systems as a kid. Now I’ve spent the past seven years crafting my skills catching green fish throughout the Midwest.

Sport of choice in the winter? Summer?

Mostly winters are spent working and attending outdoor fishing shows. Summer’s are spent mostly fishing kayak tournaments and traveling.

What circuits do you compete in?

Kayak Bass Fishing, Kayak Bass League, Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series.

Wins, Accomplishments, and Big Moments

Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series

Win 1st place w/ 90 inches May 11, 2019

Midwest Outdoors

Cable televised fishing show segment in 2018 and 2019

How did you start in your sport? (What’s your origin story?)

How I became involved in kayak fishing was simple like most other bank fisherman your always looking for ways to catch more fish. One day I just so happened to come across a show called “knot Right” on YouTube, and knew exactly what I wanted to do. So the following year bought a kayak and been ripping lips from the plastic boat ever since going five years strong.

What is your favorite Dakota Lithium Product & WHY?

My favorite Dakota Lithium product would have to be Dakota’s Powerbox. The reason why is it just simply get the job done. All day power to your fishing sonar and cameras. Literally ran a Lowrance Hook 2 7 with DS and SS for three days straight without switching batteries that’s insane.

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