Congratulations to Jeff Hahn for winning this week’s Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits! For the answers, please read below.
Two weeks ago Brian penned a great piece about Nick Taylor’s book “Bass Wars” on the 25th anniversary of its publication – including input from the author and from longtime pro angler Randy Blaukat. It’s a book I reread nearly every year and each time through I’m amazed by some little snippet or factoid that I’d forgotten.
This week’s trivia contest is a test of your reading comprehension skills. In order to win, all you need to do is answer the following four questions about minutiae from Taylor’s book:
- Rick Clunn was quoted as stating that which one of his competitors was “the lousiest best-known fisherman I know”?
- Why was Clunn reportedly perturbed with the fisherman who is the answer to Question #1?
- How many colleges did Taylor report that Randy Moseley attended before turning to a career in fishing?
- Which Federation angler made a splash in the 1986 Bassmaster Classic?
Here are the answers:
Taylor quoted Clunn as calling Georgia television host/producer Orlando Wilson as “the lousiest best-known fisherman I know.”
After Clunn won the Red Man (now BFL) All-American, he felt that Wilson had slighted him in an interview, implying that he (in Taylor’s words) “had no business fishing against weekend fisherman, any more than, say, Larry Bird did shooting baskets for money with kids on a city playground.” At that time, the All-American’s $100,000 top prize was the biggest cash award in bass fishing.
Moseley attended the Florida Institute of Technology, the University of Missouri at Columbia and Southwest Missouri State before turning full-time to guiding and competing in bass tournaments.
In the first of two lifetime Bassmaster Classic appearances, Massachusetts amateur Danny Correia finished 2nd in 1986 to Charlie Reed. He later won the 2002 Alabama Invitational on Lake Martin.
If you haven’t already read the book, do so immediately. If you have read it, read it again. It’s full of great little vignettes like those above.