Monday Trivia – Dove in Flight (November 25, 2013)

Mark Dove. Photo Bassmaster.com

Mark Dove. Photo Bassmaster.com

[The Bass Fishing Archives would like to thank all the readers who participate in the weekly trivia contest and to Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits for sponsoring the contest. We wish you all good luck!]

Indiana angler Mark Dove recently finished fifth overall at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on Lake Dardanelle in Arkansas with a three day total of 37-04. It was enough to beat his closest competitor in the Northern Division, Monty Fralick of South Dakota, by over 3 pounds and thereby earn his third trip to the Bassmaster Classic.

Dove has been a stout Federation competitor for many years, and his third Classic qualification is nearly unheard-of.

In order to win this week’s trivia contest, you’ll need to answer the following four questions correctly:

  1. Where did Dove fish the Federation National Championship the first two times he qualified for the Classic?
  2. What does Dove do for a living?
  3. Which spinnerbait company manufactures a Mark Dove signature series spinnerbait?
  4. Which Federation angler has qualified for more Classics than Dove?

The answers and winner will be announced Thursday, Thanksgiving day. Good Luck!

  • Al Hustosky

    Mark Dove Monday Trivia
    1) 1997 Red River, 2012 Wheeler Lake
    2) Mark is a criminal defense lawyer for his firm Dove & Dillon P.C.
    3) Accent Fishing Products makes the Mark Dove Spinnerbait
    4) Gerry Jooste has qualified for 5 classics

  • Ralph Manns

    only answering because I’m not sure Al H read quest ion one correctly:

    1. 1st place (twice)
    2. Lawyer
    3 .Accent River Special
    4. Gerry Jooste (5 times)

  • Al Hustosky

    Ralph. Quit the dock talk! It says where did he fish? Al

    • Be nice you two! 🙂

  • Ralph Manns

    Given the fact that recent events had five winning places, I think two firsts, where Dove placed, are more notable than which waters were fished. I didn’t expect to win.

  • Al Hustosky

    Winning at any level is difficult; to do it multiple times at a high level is deserving of all praise.

  • Ed Cowan

    Congratulations to Mark!!! I think several have answered right. No one commented on how you get there. Its not easy, Bob Soley made the Classic first year as a pro, stopped as a pro and made the classic through the federation after 9 years of trying. So it takes time, but I think anyone that is at the skill level of a Classic Qualifier will make the big show given time.
    To qualify you must first make your 12 man state team. How you do that varies state to state. Soley made 9 strait after he stopped pro fishing. I’ve been on 17. At the 7 Nationals that I have made there have always been other anglers that made more. At the divisionals every state team seems to have a couple anglers that get this far over and over and just plain know how to fish.
    Now you need to pick up your game. At the divisional you need to be top guy. My advise is to work as a team and share your knowledge with your team. No one should get to this event and not have the support of his team members. I’ve seen guys try to go it alone, they always get beat by one of the 10 or 11 others that work together.
    So if you get to the National Championship its really time to step up. This is the club angler Classic. If you listen to the Classic Champions they all say that winning is the only place that counts. At the National there are 5 winners, top angler from each division. My advise fish to win.
    If you make the classic one time you will have a better time as a Federation Angler, you have a great fan base. Most pro one timers don’t attract a lot of attention unless they really excel. One last challenge the Federation Qualifier has that only Bryan overcame is winning it takes 3 strait wins.