Monday Trivia – One-Time Winners

Jack Chancellor. Photo

Editor’s Note: This week’s trivia contest winner will be announced on Wednesday instead of Thursday in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Many top pros will go through their entire careers without winning a single tour-level tournament. They may make a lot of money, or become household names, but to many fans the lack of a major win is a glaring omission on their list of credentials.

There are also quite a few pros who have experienced a single week where they managed to beat the best of the best. Some were never heard from again, some became legends, and others are still earning their places in the history books.

The following are nine such one-time winners:

  • Steve Goodwin, 1977 Florida Invitational, St. Johns River
  • Jack Chancellor, 1985 Bassmaster Classic, Alabama River
  • Don Leach, 1991 Bassmaster Maryland Invitational, Potomac River
  • Norio Tanabe, 1993 Bassmaster Invitational, Kentucky Lake
  • Larry Lazoen, 1994 Bassmaster Top 100, Potomac River
  • Bryan Kerchal, 1994 Bassmaster Classic, High Rock Lake
  • Larry Laymon, 1996 Bassmaster Georgia Invitational, Lake Hartwell
  • Derek Remitz, 2007 Bassmaster Elite Series Battle of the Border, Lake Amistad
  • Kota Kiriyama, 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series Empire Chase, Lake Erie

We’ve given you when and where they won, now you tell us the lure that was the primary tool in their victories. Some should be “gimmes” but others will require either a long memory or a little bit of research.

You don’t necessarily need to offer every little detail (weight and color), although that would be welcomed, but in order to win you’ll need to give us not only the category of lure (e.g,. grub, spinnerbait), but also the name brand.

Good Luck!

  • P.J. Pahygiannis

    Steve Goodwin- Brown Plastic worm, 14 pound test, 1/4 ounce slip sinker (From the Herald-Journal)

    Jack Chancellor- Do-Nothing worm, then another on a jigging spoon

    Don Leach- Winner Don Leach used a spinnerbait as his prime lure, His secondary pattern involved casting the spinnerbait at emergent aquatic grasses on the low tide.

    Norio Tanabe- Tanabe and first-round partner Ron Veith used weighted Smithwick Magnum Rogues (clown color) to catch their mixed bag of smallmouths and largemouths

    Larry Lazeon- Fished then newly developed 1/8 oz. (Baby) Cavitron over matted hydrilla

    Bryan Kerchal- pitched a red-shad Culprit worm (the color and brand of a worm he found floating in the lake during practice) under boat docks in Second Creek

    Larry Laymon- 1/4 ounce Chrome Bill Lewis Rat-L trap with blue back

    Derrick Remitz- A modified version of the original Omega Custom Tackle Football Jig

    Kota Kiryama- 4-inch soft plastic Jackall Crazy Ninja worm