Monday Trivia – Stricker Strikes (September 16, 2013)



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:

  1. Who led the tournament after the first day of competition?
  2. 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?
  3. In addition to competing in tournaments and filming Hook n’ Look, what sort of business do the Strickers run?

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

  • Dean Starkey

    Stricker Paints is his business. KEVIN VAN DAM 1 day leader rattletrap was crankbait I think

  • Ralph Manns

    So glad you ran this piece. I always wanted to know more about Stricker, I love his video show, but never googled him to learn more. I should know his other business, as it was advertised/mentioned, but others must win this contest. Thanks anyway.


  • Jimmy Epling

    1)Kim Stricker 2)Bandit 3)Stricker Paint Products