Well folks, again no one had the right answer for this week’s Monday Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. We only had one person submit an answer so maybe that’s one of the problems. Maybe it’s the questions are too difficult. Please let us know what you think below in the comments section and also for the answers, please read below.
These days Michigan pro Kim Stricker is probably best known as the creator of Hook n’ Look, a television program on the Outdoor Channel in which he and his son Danny dive underwater to provide a close up look at the habitat bass inhabit. Fishing fans of a recent vintage may not remember that he fished FLW Tour events for over a dozen years, twice qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup, and also fished 130 B.A.S.S. tournaments, including the 2000 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Michigan.
His B.A.S.S. career also included a victory in the 1994 Bassmaster Top 100 on Lake St. Clair, not far from his Michigan home. He weighed in 19 bass over four days to outlast second place finisher Kevin VanDam by over 5 pounds. Notably, in the first B.A.S.S. event headquartered in Michigan, two Michigan pros duked it out for the trophy.
In addition to the $24,000 in cash and the Ranger boat valued at $21,000 that he earned for winning the tournament, Stricker pocketed an additional $2,000 for winning big bass honors on Days Two and Three with bass that weighed 4-08 and 5-12, respectively.
In order to win this week’s trivia contest, answer the three following questions:
- Who led the tournament after the first day of competition?
- Stricker used a crankbait and a tube jig to amass his winning catch. What crankbait did he credit with catching most of his Day One fish?
- In addition to competing in tournaments and filming Hook n’ Look, what sort of business do the Strickers run?
Here are the answers:
After the first day of competition, North Carolina pro Jeff Coble led the field with a limit that weighed 17 pounds 1 ounce. He eventually went on to finish 10th with 18 bass for 46-02. Two years later Coble won an FLW Tour event on Santee Cooper and he won back-to-back BFL All-Americans on Lake Hamilton in 2000 and 2001.
Stricker’s crankbait was a crawfish-colored Bomber Model 2A, fished around weeds in 4 to 6 feet of water next to the river channel. The 2A dives only 2 to 4 feet, but Stricker told Bassmaster writer Louie Stout that fishing the shallow-running lure on 17 pound line provided optimal performance: “You’d think a crankbait would be more effective near bottom, but here, the smallmouths seem to prefer it zipping over their heads.” He fished it on a Browning David Fritts 7-foot cranking rod and swapped out the stock hooks for upsized (#4) VMC trebles.
The Strickers have their hands in multiple businesses, including Stricker Paint Products in Novi, Michigan. It was founded by Kim’s father Fred in 1957. They sell paints and related goods for residential and commercial painting projects.