Monday Trivia – Nolan’s Big Week at Big Sam (July 22. 1013)

Photo Jim Nolan.

Photo Jim Nolan.

In nearly 200 B.A.S.S. tournaments spanning the period from 1974 to 2001, Jim Nolan of Arkansas finished in the Top 10 nine times and qualified for two Bassmaster Classics.

Through the 1980s, his best finish was a 4th in 1988 at the Texas Invitational on Sam Rayburn, a tournament won by Shaw Grigsby. In 1991, though, he got his revenge on Big Sam in the Texas Bassmaster Top 100, winning by a margin of nearly 14 pounds.

His victory at Rayburn was certainly memorable for Nolan, but it was also memorable for fans of the sport.

In order to win this week’s trivia challenge, you’ll need to answer the following four questions:

  1. What iconic fishing TV moment resulted from his win?
  2. What B.A.S.S. record did Nolan set at Rayburn?
  3. What other B.A.S.S. record was set that week?
  4. What was Nolan’s profession when he wasn’t fishing tournaments?

The answer and winner will be announced Thursday. Good Luck!

  • Jeff Derrick

    1. His reel coming off his rod
    2. 20 bass for 86 lbs
    3. Bob Crupi’s 22 lb bass in California?
    4. Guide

  • Rob Melendez

    1. Jims reel came off while hooking a fish
    2. He had 20 bass for 86 lbs
    3. The official california state record bass was caught by Michael Arujo weighing 21lb-12oz.
    4.he works in public relations for Ranger boats and is also a fishing guide

  • Rob Melendez

    My fault it was bob crupi’s 22lb-.5oz largemouth caught on march 12 1991
    One site did not have his fish on there

  • Walt Gulledge

    Iconic moment was when Jim Nolan went on Bassmaster television show and discussed the Carolina Rig.

    20x Bass for 86lbs
    California State Record
    Public relations for Ranger Boats