Monday Trivia – Some Classic History (February 10, 2014)

Bobby Murray, winner of Bassmaster Classic I. Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

Bobby Murray, winner of Bassmaster Classic I. Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

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.

  1. What angler in Classic I weighed the most fish?
  2. What two 5-time Classic pros missed the 1976 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville?
  3. How many limits were caught in Classic II held on Tennessee’s Percy Priest Lake?
  4. 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.

  • Andy

    Thanks for doing this blog. It’s really interesting.
    I’m still looking for an original Rebel boat from that first classic…

    • Andy, if you can make it to the Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham (Feb. 21-23), there will be a 1971 Classic-used boat on display in the Carlisle Tire booth. The thing looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor! It’s not exactly for sale, but at the right price, who knows?

  • Finally saw the trivia quiz shortly after it was posted, so thought I’d give it a shot.

    (1) Tom Mann (28)
    (2) Actually, there were three: Tom Mann, Roland Martin and Stan Sloan
    (3) Zero (10-bass daily creel limit for that event)
    (4) Roger Moore led by 5-6 going into the final round. Tommy Martin posted the day’s biggest catch (15-14) and made up almost 10 pounds on him to win by more than 4.

  • Keith

    1. Tom Mann
    2. Roland Martin and Stan Sloan
    3. (2) limits were caught
    4. Roger Moore

  • Keith

    1. Tom Mann
    2. Roland Martin ,Tom Mann and Stan Sloan
    3. (2) limits were caught
    4. Roger Moore

  • Keith

    Ok here is my final answer….lol

    1. Tom Mann
    2. Roland Martin ,Tom Mann and Stan Sloan
    3. (3) limits were caught…..2 by Don Butler and 1 by Ricky Greene
    4. Roger Moore