Monday Trivia – Kreiger’s New York State of Mind Answer and Winner (February 23, 2015)

Koby Kreiger. Photo Bassmaster.com

Koby Kreiger. Photo Bassmaster.com

Congratulations to JKarbo for winning this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits! For the answers, please read below.

Koby Kreiger will be an Elite Series rookie this year, but he’s hardly a newcomer to B.A.S.S. competition. He’s fished 40 Bassmaster events, most recently the three 2014 Northern Opens, and has shown a propensity for ending up in the check line – he’s finished in the money in the last seven tournaments he’s fished, and 26 times overall, a rate of 65 percent.

The 46 year old pro fished his first Bassmaster tournament in September of 1995 on the St. Lawrence River and ended up a lackluster 129th. For a pro living in Indiana, that must have felt like a particular indignity, because no doubt he expected to do well on smallmouth waters. He didn’t get a shot at northern smallmouths in Bassmaster competition again until eight tournaments later, when he returned to the St. Lawrence. He’d earned checks at Eufaula and Hartwell by then, but turned in his best finish to date (24th) in New York. When B.A.S.S. returned to the St. Lawrence in 1999, he headed in the wrong direction, finishing 96th. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Kreiger’s New York State of Mind (February 23, 2015)

Koby Kreiger. Photo Bassmaster.com

Koby Kreiger. Photo Bassmaster.com

Koby Kreiger will be an Elite Series rookie this year, but he’s hardly a newcomer to B.A.S.S. competition. He’s fished 40 Bassmaster events, most recently the three 2014 Northern Opens, and has shown a propensity for ending up in the check line – he’s finished in the money in the last seven tournaments he’s fished, and 26 times overall, a rate of 65 percent. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – The Last Class from the West Answer and Winner (February 9, 2015)

The July-August 2002 cover of Bass West magazine showing the four anglers who made the Bassmaster Classic from the Western Opens. Back row from left to right are Mike O'Shea and Aaron Martens. Kneeling in front are Luke Clausen and Jack Gadlage.

The July-August 2002 cover of Bass West magazine showing the four anglers who made the Bassmaster Classic from the Western Opens. Back row from left to right are Mike O’Shea and Aaron Martens. Kneeling in front are Luke Clausen and Jack Gadlage.

Congrats to Andy Williamson for winning this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits! JKarbow also had the right answers but came in a little late on time. For the answers, please read below. 

As we prepare for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic this month, it’s easy to overlook how the landscape for professional anglers from the western United States has changed over the past few decades. The full-time pros in this year’s Classic field include Brett Hite (Arizona), Jared Lintner (California), Justin Lucas (Alabama, but originally from California), Aaron Martens (same as Lucas), James Niggemeyer (Texas, but originally from California), Brandon Palaniuk (Idaho), Clifford Pirch (Arizona), Dean Rojas (California) and Skeet Reese (California). While Brian Snowden is typically associated with the Ozarks region, he too cut his bass-fishing teeth in California. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – The Last Class from the West (February 9, 2015)

Bass West cover from the July-August 2002 issue.

Bass West cover from the July-August 2002 issue.

As we prepare for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic this month, it’s easy to overlook how the landscape for professional anglers from the western United States has changed over the past few decades. The full-time pros in this year’s Classic field include Brett Hite (Arizona), Jared Lintner (California), Justin Lucas (Alabama, but originally from California), Aaron Martens (same as Lucas), James Niggemeyer (Texas, but originally from California), Brandon Palaniuk (Idaho), Clifford Pirch (Arizona), Dean Rojas (California) and Skeet Reese (California). While Brian Snowden is typically associated with the Ozarks region, he too cut his bass-fishing teeth in California.

In the past, most western pros who wanted to make a run at the mostly-southeastern Bassmaster Tour moved to the east, like Gary Klein and Jay Yelas. There were a few holdouts, like Rich Tauber, Dave Gliebe, and Mike Folkestad, but they never approached the numbers that compete on the tours today. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Name That Angler Answer and Winner (July 28, 2014)

Can you name this youthful Elite Series angler?

Can you name this youthful Elite Series angler?

Congratulations to Steve M for winning this week’s Monday Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. For the answers, read below, and come back for next week’s edition.

All pros have to get their start somewhere, and this veteran apparently was whacking on the panfish from an early age. He’s still active at the highest levels of professional competition, despite having started his career as a national pro in the mid-80s. Beyond that, we won’t tell you much until Thursday.

In order to win this week’s contest, be the first to correctly answer the following four questions: [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Name That Angler (July 28, 2014)

Can you name this youthful Elite Series angler?

Can you name this youthful Elite Series angler?

All pros have to get their start somewhere, and this veteran apparently was whacking on the panfish from an early age. He’s still active at the highest levels of professional competition, despite having started his career as a national pro in the mid-80s. Beyond that, we won’t tell you much until Thursday.

In order to win this week’s contest, be the first to correctly answer the following four questions: [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – Biffle Breaks Through Answer and Winner (June 10, 2013)

Photo from FLWoutdoors.com

Photo from FLWoutdoors.com

Congratulations to Jeff Hahn for winning this week’s Bass Fishing Archives Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. There were actually two people that got the right answer but Jeff’s was first and that makes him the winner. For the answer, read below.

The 1993 Bassmaster Megabucks tournament on South Carolina’s Lake Murray was significant to the sport primarily because Larry Nixon didn’t win it. He’d already placed four Megabucks trophies on his mantle – February 1988 at the Harris Chain, February 1990 at the Harris Chain, 1990 at Guntersville and 1991 at Chickamauga. It only seemed natural that he’d add “one for the thumb” as the Pittsburgh Steelers used to say. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – Biffle Breaks Through (June 10, 2013)

Photo from FLWoutdoors.com

Photo from FLWoutdoors.com

The 1993 Bassmaster Megabucks tournament on South Carolina’s Lake Murray was significant to the sport primarily because Larry Nixon didn’t win it. He’d already placed four Megabucks trophies on his mantle – February 1988 at the Harris Chain, February 1990 at the Harris Chain, 1990 at Guntersville and 1991 at Chickamauga. It only seemed natural that he’d add “one for the thumb” as the Pittsburgh Steelers used to say. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – How Many Classics Answer and Winner (March 25, 2013)

Photo Bassmaster.com

Photo Bassmaster.com

Congratulations to Chris Harvey for winning this week’s Monday Trivia Contest! For the answers please read below.

Today’s Monday Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits is one Harold Sharp came up with. It’s a deviation from the past Trivia Contests and we hope you have some fun with it.

The 2013 Bassmaster Classic, held at Grand Lake, OK, is in the books. Cliff Pace, an 8-year veteran of Tour-level competition, made his 5th Classic count by winning the event in a pretty dramatic fashion, beating Tour sophomore Brandon Palaniuk by a little over 3 pounds on the final day of competition. Palaniuk, who’s in his third year of Tour level fishing has made the Classic 3 years – his first appearance from the Federation ranks in 2011. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Beaver Lake 1967

Stan Sloan hoists a stringer of fish caught at the first Ray Scott event held on Beaver Lake in Arkansas. Photo Ray Scott Outdoors.

Stan Sloan hoists a stringer of fish caught at one of Ray Scott’s first events. Photo Ray Scott Outdoors.

Congratulations to Jason Sullivan for winning this week’s Bass Fishing Archives Monday Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Read below for the answer.

Today we take a break from the standard “Box Score” and “Name that Angler” questions normally posed by Pete and welcome one offered up by Harold Sharp. As you all know, Harold was the first Tournament Director for B.A.S.S. – a position he helped define during the early years of competitive bass fishing. Harold has also been a big help here on the Bass Fishing Archives acting as an editor (of sorts) to help us maintain accuracy of the historical events we bring to you along with providing you, the readers, with some pretty interesting stories that happened during his tenure as the B.A.S.S. Tournament Director.

On to Harold’s question for you. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Beaver Lake 1967

Bobby Murray holds his last day's catch from the first Bassmaster Classic held on Nevada's Lake Mead. Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

Bobby Murray holds his last day’s catch from the first Bassmaster Classic held on Nevada’s Lake Mead. Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

Today we take a break from the standard “Box Score” and “Name that Angler” questions normally posed by Pete and welcome one offered up by Harold Sharp. As you all know, Harold was the first Tournament Director for B.A.S.S. – a position he helped define during the early years of competitive bass fishing. Harold has also been a big help here on the Bass Fishing Archives acting as an editor (of sorts) to help us maintain accuracy of the historical events we bring to you along with providing you, the readers, with some pretty interesting stories that happened during his tenure as the B.A.S.S. Tournament Director.

On to Harold’s question for you. [Read more…]