Back in the early days of the Bassmaster Classic, members of the press got personal invites to attend as writer-observers. In 1973 there were 50 members invited to the event held on Clark Hill Res. in South Carolina. One of those invited was Fishing Facts editor Spence Petros. Spence was to meet in New Orleans on October 22, and the following day he boarded a chartered jet where they flew off to the secret Classic location. After being up in the air for a while, Ray Scott opened a white envelope and announced the location from 30,000 feet.
Upon arriving, the writers got randomly paired with the contestants over both practice and tourney days. While you would quickly recognize someone like Rayo Breckenridge, the winner of the event, or Bill Dance, the runner up, you might not immediately recognize all the contestants. In order to win this week’s trivia contest, sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, simply name the two contestants featured below that Spence shared a boat with and photographed, and give me their final standing in the event.
Winner and answers, plus some other interesting notes from that event, will be announced Thursday.