Monday Trivia – Name That Angler Answer and Winner

Photo courtesy of Kurt Dove.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Dove.

Unfortunately no one got the answer to this week’s trivia contest. It’s a pretty difficult one (which is why we’re not going to keep it going) but I think when you see the picture to the left, it’ll make some sense. For the answer, read below.

The young angler pictured here is the latest in what seems like a long string of youthful towheaded anglers showing off species of fish other than bass. Rest assured this young master of panfish eventually turned into a top-notch tournament angler.

In order to win this week’s prize, you’ll need to answer the following four questions.

  1. Who is the pictured angler?
  2. What is unique about his time on tour?
  3. What was his best finish at the tour level?
  4. Where did he go to college?


Here’s the answer.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Dove.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Dove.


I wrote “once and future” because Dove is the first angler to leave the Elite Series for reasons other than a medical or family hardship and then requalify and sign up for the tour again. After a break of four years from tour level competition, he’ll rejoin the Elites in 2013.

The first two stops for the Elites this year will be on the Sabine River and Falcon Lake, both in his adopted state of Texas. Indeed, his personal Elite Series best 11th place finish on Amistad in 2008 may have convinced him to move there, but Dove was raised in Virginia, where he attended George Mason University. He remains an avid fan of the GMU Patriots basketball program

  • Hey guys… pretty cool for you to run this Trivia Contest!
    Just some more bckground of the pics you posted for the readers….
    The pic with me in the fashionable Donald Duck flip flops was of the first fish I ever caught! In West Virginia visiting my Aunt and Uncle. I was about 5 years old and caught that little creek chub minnow from a stream that ran through their property. The two pics above were from my early days in college. Specifically a 1993 spring break trip with my Dad to Buggs Island Reservior in Virginia. That was out of our first “bass boat” a Tracker TX 17. I would convince my dad to purchase our first fiberglass boat a Skeeter ZX 175 just a year or so after this and started fishing ‘big’ tournaments. It was not long after I really decided I wanted a fishing carreer and winning the VA BASS Federation AOY award with Region 1 in 1998 made be believe I could do it. Those are cherished times! Thanks to Terry and Pete for an awesome site. Tight Lines to all your readers! See ya on the trail…

    • Thank you Kurt for providing the pics and for playing along with us!