Monday Trivia – Folkestad’s Florida Folly Answer and Winner (August 5, 2013)

Mike Folkestad and Ray Scott talk at the 1992 Florida Invitational event. Photo mikefolkestad.blogspot.com.

Mike Folkestad and Ray Scott talk at the 1992 Florida Invitational event. Photo mikefolkestad.blogspot.com.

Well it took four weeks but we finally have a winner! Congratulations to  Al Hustosky for winning this week’s Bass Fishing Archives Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits! For his efforts he won a $25 e-coupon good for anything on the GYCB website. Monday we’ll have another trivia question for you. For the answers to this week’s questions read below.

The 1992 Bassmaster Florida Invitational  was California pro Mike Folkestad’s lone win with B.A.S.S. in 60 tries. The western legend, who was formally inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame earlier this year, finished in the top 10 on seven other occasions, including a second-place near miss at the 1997 Arizona Western Invitational on Lake Powell. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Folkestad’s Florida Folly (August 5, 2013)

Mike Folkestad and Ray Scott at the 1992 Florida Invitational. Photo mikefolkestad.blogspot.com.

Mike Folkestad and Ray Scott at the 1992 Florida Invitational. Photo mikefolkestad.blogspot.com.

The 1992 Bassmaster Florida Invitational was California pro Mike Folkestad’s lone win with B.A.S.S. in 60 tries. The western legend, who was formally inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame earlier this year, finished in the top 10 on seven other occasions, including a second-place near miss at the 1997 Arizona Western Invitational on Lake Powell.

To some extent, Folkestad’s moment of glory was overshadowed by the overarching negative story about the Harris Chain. The chain of lakes, which had been highly productive previously and would rebound in the future, provided an absolutely miserable tournament experience that January. Folkestad’s three day, 12 fish winning weight of 14-10 (fishing a seven-fish limit) was the primary evidence of the chain’s problems. It was the lowest three-day winning weight in B.A.S.S. history until Kevin VanDam won the 2005 Bassmaster Classic on Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers with 12-15. [Read more…]