Monday Trivia – Classic Contestants 1973 (Answer & Winner; March 30, 2015)

Rayo Breckenridge holds the Classic III trophy and one of his final day's fish as Bill Dance holds Breckenridge's check. Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

Rayo Breckenridge holds the Classic III trophy and one of his final day’s fish as Bill Dance holds Breckenridge’s check. Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

Congrats to Rich Johnson for winning this week’s Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. For details on this pair of 1973 contestants, as well as some other interesting facts, keep reading.  

Back in the early days of the Bassmaster Classic, members of the press got personal invites to attend as writer-observers. In 1973 there were 50 members invited to the event held on Clark Hill Res. in South Carolina. One of those invited was Fishing Facts editor Spence Petros. Spence was to meet in New Orleans on October 22, and the following day he boarded a chartered jet where they flew off to the secret Classic location. After being up in the air for a while, Ray Scott opened a white envelope and announced the location from 30,000 feet. [Read more…]

My Favorite Plastic Worm: The Tube

An oldie, but a goodie! Knight’s “The Tube”.

I have to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of plastic worm fishing. I guess I never had the patience to fish these baits slow enough to be very successful with them. That said, I did throw them a bit when I was first learning to bass fish, and at the time, had a favorite brand of worm. This happened to be “The Tube” from Knight Manufacturing of Tyler, Texas. Most anglers referrred to it as “The Tube worm”. [Read more…]