Monday Trivia – Megabucks (February 24, 2014)

Amongst his many Bassmaster wins, Rick Clunn was the last angler to win a Megabucks event.

Amongst his many Bassmaster wins, Rick Clunn was the last angler to win a Megabucks event.

No this week we’re not giving away Megabucks to the winner. It’ll be the same $25 e-coupon from Gary Yamamoto Custom baits – which is a pretty good deal. Instead, with the Classic, just over, we’re going to switch gears and talk a little about the Bassmaster Megabucks series of events that was held between 1986 and 2001.

Megabucks was an event spawned to bring spectator participation into professional bass fishing and even television. With the field cut to only 10 anglers in the final round, they would fish the first-ever hole course in bass fishing, allowing shoreline spectators and boaters to witness the action. The first event was a success and there began the Megabucks.

With all this in mind, Harold Sharp, B.A.S.S.’s first tournament director, sent us in some questions for you to answer about the Megabucks events. The first person to answer them all correctly will win. Here they are:

  1. In the 16 Megabucks events there were two anglers who won multiple times. Who were they and how many times did they win?
  2. What year did B.A.S.S. have two Megabucks events and where were they held?
  3. There was one year that B.A.S.S. didn’t hold a Megabucks event. What year was that?

The answers and winner will be posted on Thursday. Good Luck!

  • 1. Larry Nixon -4 times and Doug Garrett -2 times
    2.1990 Harris Chain, FL and Guntersville, AL
    3.1994

  • John Karbowski

    1. Larry Nixon (4 times) and Doug Garrett (2 times)
    2. 1990 on Lake Guntersville and Harris Chain of Lakes
    3. 1994