The Bomber Model A

Bomber Model A ad from 1979.

Bomber Model A ad from 1979.

The 1970s were packed with what was known as the “alphabet” lure craze. It all started with Fred Young’s Big-O and went from there. Norman had the Little N and Bagley had the Balsa B. With all the lure manufacturers introducing their versions, it seemed like the industry was bound to run out of letters to use.

Another one of these alphabet baits was the Bomber Model A – a short, squat plastic crankbait that would eventually come in four different sizes along with shallow and deep divers. The lip of the bait was molded into the body creating a solid lure and also had an internal rattling system. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Tommy Martin Started Fast, Keeps on Going Answer and Winner (March 10, 2014)

Tommy Martin hoists the 1974 Bassmaster Classic trophy. Photo Bassmaster.com.

Tommy Martin hoists the 1974 Bassmaster Classic trophy. Photo Bassmaster.com.

Congratulations to Andy Williamson for winning this week’s trivia contest! For the answers read below.

As Terry has previously outlined, the 1974 Bassmaster Classic field was chock-full of anglers who became legends in the sport of bass fishing. Of the 29 competitors, though, only a few are still actively competing in tournaments for a living. Some, like Billy Westmorland, Rayo Breckenridge and Stan Sloan, have passed away. Others, including Johnny Morris, Al Lindner, Bill Dance and Bobby Murray, have pursued other opportunities in the industry. Meanwhile, even as relative contemporaries like Denny Brauer and George Cochran have retired, 40 years later Roland Martin, Rick Clunn and winner Tommy Martin keep on going strong. [Read more…]