Monday Trivia – Name that Angler Answer and Winner

A 13-year old John (Crews Missle) Crews with two toads from the Big O.  Photo courtesy of John Crews.

A 13-year old John (Crews Missile) Crews with two toads from the Big O. Photo courtesy of John Crews.

Congratulations to Josh Unruh for winning this week’s Monday Trivia Contest! For the answer, please read below.

At 13 years old, the current tour level pro pictured here already had the makings of a future star. Not only did he have the proper bend in the bill of his hat, but he wore a neat collared shirt for the photo. Perhaps most importantly, these two big Okeechobee fish demonstrate that he knew what he was doing with a rod and reel.

In order to win this week’s trivia contest, we need you to answer the following three questions?

  1. Who is this pro?
  2. Where did he go to college?
  3. What was his top professional finish on Okeechobee?

Here are the answers:

The clean cut young man in the picture grew up to become clean cut young veteran of the FLW and Bassmaster Elite Series – John Crews. At 34 years old, he has already grown into a respected competitor and peer – he has won an Elite Series event on the California Delta and has served as President of the PAA.

In 2000, Crews graduated from Randoph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in business/economics and immediately set out to become a professional bass angler.

His best finish on Okeechobee came in only his third B.A.S.S. event, when he finished 3rd in the 2001 Florida Eastern Invitational. He also earned another top ten there in the 2004 Southern Open, finishing 9th. Other than that, the big Florida bowl has been tough for him. He finished 60th there in 2012 Elite Series competition and in five FLW Tour events on the Big O he never came in better than 53rd. Nevertheless, when he earned his first tour-level win in 2010 on the California Delta, the majority of his fish came by flipping plastic crawfish and creature baits – a presentation that no doubt benefited from his teenage trips to Florida.