Monday Trivia — Name That Angler Answer and Winner (May 26, 2014)

Can you name this current bass pro?

Can you name this current bass pro?

This week we had three contestants put forth the correct answers and unfortunately we can only award the first one with the $25 e-coupon from GYCB. Congratulations to Duke Jenkel for winning this week’s trivia contest! For the answers, please read below and come back Monday for next week’s version of the contest.

We haven’t featured a youthful picture of a pro angler in a while, so after a long run of tournament trivia we figured we’d mix it up and give you a little throwback. This one shouldn’t be too hard. To give you a leg up, we’ll provide two hints – first, look at the license plate, and then note that the date was 1964.

In order to win this week’s trivia contest, identify the current pro pictured here and answer the following two questions:

  1. What crankbait was his primary tool in his first B.A.S.S. victory?
  2. Who won the co-angler side of the pictured angler’s first B.A.S.S. victory?

Here are the answers:

Pete Ponds. Photo Bassmaster.com

Pete Ponds. Photo Bassmaster.com

The angler pictured is veteran Mississippi pro Pete Ponds, born in 1959 into a fishing family. His father Bob Ponds fished a handful of Bassmaster tournaments, finishing in the money each time and in the top four on three out of five efforts. He also fished the 1971 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Mead, finishing 13th. Craig Lamb penned a nice profile of the elder Ponds for Bassmaster.com during last year’s Central Open at Ross Barnett.

Bandit Flat Maxx.

Bandit Flat Maxx.

The younger Ponds earned his first B.A.S.S. win in 2004 by winning a Southern Open on Alabama’s Lake Eufaula, beating his closest competitor by over 4 ½ pounds to earn $50,000 in cash and merchandise. He used a variety of lures including a Snag Proof frog, a swim jig and a V&M lizard to claim the win, but his primary tool was a Bandit Flat Maxx crankbait.

David Kilgore. Photo Bassmaster.com.

David Kilgore. Photo Bassmaster.com.

David Kilgore won the co-angler side of that Eufaula Open by 7 ½ pounds. Kilgore, of course, has gone on to win two Bassmaster Opens from the front of the boat. Last year he won at Logan Martin to qualify for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Guntersville. In March of this year he won at Smith Lake, and assuming he fishes the final Southern Open he will compete in the 2015 Classic on Hartwell.