Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas is one of the more famous Ozark impoundments, and B.A.S.S. has stopped there over half a dozen times throughout its history. This week’s trivia question will deal with some of that history surrounding this famous lake. In order to win this week’s contest, sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, you’ll need to answer the following three questions correctly. Good luck!
- The first time B.A.S.S. visited Bull Shoals back in 1975, Dee Thomas won that event and helped put the technique of ‘flipping’ into the minds of anglers everywhere. The fact that he could win shallow on such a clear water lake, known instead for it’s deep water fishing, caught many by surprise. However, the very next year, 32-year old local guide Rick Garlough won the B.A.S.S. All-American, again with a shallow water technique. What was his winning bait/technique?
- History suggests that the biggest bass to come out of Bull Shoals Lake during B.A.S.S. events was in the past, not the present. During the 1976 All-American, Arkansas angler Dan Ray won the big bass award with an 8-03 lunker. There were two other big bass winners over the years in Bull Shoals events that also topped that 8 pound mark. H. Mark Peters caught one of those, an 8-09 giant in 1988. The other, a fish going 8-02, was caught by a former Bassmaster Classic winner. Name that angler?
- Finally, and a bit more recently, the biggest Day Four comeback in Elite Series history also happened on Bull Shoals Lake. Name both the angler to stage that comeback and go on to win, as well as his place/standing on Day 3 going into that final day.
Answers and winner will be announced on Thursday.