Monday Trivia – Name That Angler Answer and Winner (April 8, 2013)

Youth Trivia PicCongratulations to Chris Harvey for winning this week’s Trivia Contest (his third!) sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Read below for the answers.

The subject of this week’s trivia contest looks like his local lake could’ve used a little bit of rain to bring the water level up. Nevertheless, he persevered and got to pose for the camera. Since turning pro, his rapid ascent has led him to be photographed holding big fish again and again.

To win, you’ll need to answer the following three questions:

  1. Who is our mystery angler?
  2. What is his top finish in FLW Tour competition?
  3. When was the last time he missed a regular season check in B.A.S.S. competition.

Here are the answers:

Despite his incredible success since switching over to the Elite Series, Ott DeFoe was good but not exceptional during his tenure fishing FLW Tour events. Then again, any diminution of his achievements in the early years is probably unfair, since he may still be coming into his own at the age of 27. Even for a veteran his achievements would’ve been solid – he qualified for four consecutive Forrest Wood Cups (2007-2010), where he never finished higher than 25th – but along the way, he made the top ten only twice and wasn’t always recognized as a burgeoning superstar. At the tour level there was a 6th place finish at Lake Travis in 2007 and a 9th place finish at Kentucky Lake in 2009. His record in the EverStarts was stronger, with six top-five finishes between 2006 and 2009, including a victory at Santee Cooper in 2008.

 

In 31 career events with BASS, he has been in the money a remarkable 28 times, including 13 top tens. He’s also qualified for the eight man post-season both years he’s been on the tour. DeFoe notched a streak of 12 straight money finishes in B.A.S.S. competition, dating from his initial entry in the 2010 Southern Open on Okeechobee and concluding with a 7th place finish on Douglas 17 months later. That wasn’t his best, though. After winning the second All-Star event in July of 2011 on the Alabama River, he reeled off another 12 money finishes, including all of the 2012 regular season events. The streak ended at Lake Shelbyville in Illinois this past September. Incredibly, the last time he missed the money during the regular season was a June 2011 event on the Arkansas River.