Jim Jared of Dolan Springs, AZ has a reputation as one of the best jig sticks in the West. With a pair of BFL victories to his credit, along with 15 other Top-10s, he was always considered a threat to win local desert tourneys. And win he did, on one of the biggest stages of bass fishing when he took the top slot at the April 1989 B.A.S.S. Nevada Invitational held on Lake Mead. His 30 pounds of bass was enough to take home the $33,000 top prize, beating out a number of big name touring pros in the process. To win this week’s trivia contest, sponsored by Gary Yamamoto’s Custom Baits, answer the following 4 questions about Jim and that event.
- Jim had a very obvious favorite color pattern for both his jig and the trailer he so often used. Name the color(s)?
- What famous bass angler influenced Jim’s decision to use the trailer color he did with his jigs?
- Jim was a big believer in using scent, much more so than most anglers back then. He often said the fish “savor the flavor.” He even went so far as to manufacture his own concoction that he used on all his baits, and would sell to others. What was the name of his trademark scent formula?
- The Arizona Inv. was also the first professional B.A.S.S. Tour event for what other West coast angler, who would later establish himself and his fishing career as one of the best in the business?
Check back on Thursday for the answers and winner to this week’s contest.