In a recent edition of Season at a Glance here on the Bass Fishing Archives, we talked about Larry Nixon’s rookie year on the Bassmaster Trail – 1977. That year Nixon finished in 7th place for the AOY standings and placed in the top 10 in three regular-season events. He would have won Rookie of the Year hands down if B.A.S.S. had had the award at the time.
Nixon credits Tommy Martin with talking him into competitive fishing instead of guiding for a career. He also talks about why he chose to miss the second event of the year, at his home lake Toledo Bend, which he could have easily won and could have really given the AOY award a run.
Click on the video for a cool insight into how Nixon got his start.