Monday Trivia — Name That Angler Answer and Winner (April 15, 2013)

Who is this young float tuber?

Who is this young float tuber?

Congrats to Chris Harvey for winning this week’s trivia contest! For the answer, read below.

Another week, another installment of our Bass Fishing Archives trivia contest. This week’s subject has graduated from the float tube seen here to a full-sized bass boat. He’s also fished events on both major tours.

Remember, in order to claim our prize from Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, you’ll need to be the first to correctly answer the following four questions in the comments section of this website:

  1. Who is our mystery angler?
  2. What was his top finish in B.A.S.S. competition?
  3. What was his top finish in FLW competition?
  4. What lake does he currently call home?

Here are the answers:

Hawk hoists the check for winning the 2010 FLW Cup on Lanier. Photo

Hawk hoists the check for winning the 2010 FLW Cup on Lanier. Photo

This week’s mystery angler is Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Kevin Hawk. It’s early in his B.A.S.S. career, and he’s already notched two 4th place finishes, both on last year’s Southern Open series. He started the season  with a  4th on Florida’s Harris Chain and concluded it with that same result on Alabama’s Smith Lake, sandwiched around a 7th place finish on Lake Norman, thus propelling him to the Elites.

While those finishes were certainly solid, they pale in comparison to his 2010 Forrest Wood Cup victory on Georgia’s Lake Lanier.  He outlasted fellow westerner Cody Meyer by over two pounds to claim the $600,000 top prize.

childhood-fishing-picAlthough Hawk previously called Ramona, California his home, in order to maximize his practice for the Lanier tournament, he left the west coast and decamped to Georgia. Obviously, it worked as he left with the trophy. Now he calls Lake Guntersville home – perhaps a precursor to a victory in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic?

The transition from California to Alabama seems to be taking root. As Hawk writes on his website, he listens to “way more country music than I used to.”