Missouri pro Chad Brauer went almost 14 years between B.A.S.S. victories, earning his first title in the 1996 Tennessee Bassmaster Top 100 on Old Hickory in 1996 and adding a second in the 2010 Central Open on the Red River.
Brauer, the son of 1998 Bassmaster Classic champion Denny Brauer, was just 24 when he won at Old Hickory, over 10 years younger than dad was when he earned his first B.A.S.S. win at Sam Rayburn in 1984 (the elder Brauer had just turned 35).
The son may have won even earlier had mom and Dad not strongly recommended that he finish college before embarking on a career as a pro angler. While he may have gotten an earlier start than dad and ended his pro bass career at an earlier age, Chad won at Old Hickory in the truest family tradition – fishing boat docks – and he did it decisively, beating runner-up Rick Clunn by nearly 8 pounds, earning two of the three daily big bass awards.
In order to win this week’s trivia contest, answer the following four questions about Chad Brauer:
- What college did Brauer attend?
- What was his primary lure that week at Old Hickory?
- What two lures did he depend on when he won at the Red River in 2010?
- What career did he pursue after leaving the sport?
The answers and winner will be announced on Thursday. Good Luck!