With the Bassmaster Classic XLIV (that’s 44) only a couple of weeks away, we thought it would be appropriate to make the next two weeks’ trivia contests of a Classic nature. The Classic, which was born in 1971, started out as a relatively obscure event where no one other than Ray Scott, Bob Cobb, Harold Sharp and very few others knew the venues beforehand. Because of this, the turnout for the event was small for those first six Classics.
Then in 1977, Scott and team announced the venue early and the event took on a whole new life. Today Classic week has one of, if not the largest tackle and boat expos and, for the anglers, one of the largest payouts in bass fishing.
Although every angler gets a check, it truly is a winner-take-all event as a Classic win is a life-changing event for the winner and second place essentially means nothing.
So, let’s get on to some Classic trivia. Answer the following four questions correctly and you’ll be the recipient of a $25 e-coupon from Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits.
- What angler in Classic I weighed the most fish?
- What two 5-time Classic pros missed the 1976 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville?
- How many limits were caught in Classic II held on Tennessee’s Percy Priest Lake?
- After taking a 5-pound lead into the final round of Classic IV what angler lost the event on the final day of competition to Tommy Martin?
The answers and winner will be announced on Thursday. Hint: all of this week’s answers can be found on the Bass Fishing Archives. We suggest using the search application that can be found on the right sidebar.