Paul Mueller did B.A.S.S. Nation and the state of Connecticut proud in the recent Bassmaster Classic, finishing second to Randy Howell by a mere pound. His three-day total was 66 pounds, 8 ounces and his Day Two haul of five bass that weighed 32-03 set a record for the largest limit caught in Classic competition (in either the seven-fish or five-fish limit era).
Had Mueller won, he would’ve been the second Nation (previously “Federation”) competitor to win the Classic crown. The first, of course, was Bryan Kerchal, also from Connecticut. He won the 1994 event on North Carolina’s High Rock Lake and tragically died in a commuter plane crash later that year.
In order to win this week’s trivia contest, answer the following three questions related to Mueller and Kerchal:
- Where was Kerchal employed while he tried to ascend the pro fishing ladder?
- Prior to Mueller’s big bag, who held the record for the largest single day catch and where did he catch it?
- In how many Classics was the total winning weight lighter than Mueller’s one day record catch?
The answers and winner will be announced Thursday. Good Luck!