Monday Trivia – Mann Up Answer and Winner (August 25, 2014)

Tom Mann Jr. Photo

Tom Mann Jr. Photo

Unfortunately no one won this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Come back Monday for another shot. In the meantime you can read this week’s answers below.

By 1987, Tom Mann Jr. must’ve felt like he’d never get ahead of the pack. He’d been fishing a few B.A.S.S. events since 1983, including the 1984 Bassmaster Classic, but everywhere he went he’d been preceded by another angler of the same name – lure maker Tom Mann, to whom he was not related. The elder Tom had won two Bassmaster tournaments in Florida in 1971 and 1972, edging out Roland Martin both times.

He wasn’t even the second angler named “Mann” to fish the Classic, as the elder Tom’s brother Don had fished the 1975 and 1976 championships. [Read more…]

Save A Pig

ANCO Creations Save A Pig ad circa 1982.

ANCO Creations Save A Pig ad circa 1982.

The title of this piece may give you the idea we’re going P3TA on you – absolutely not. But if you’re old enough to remember the pork rind revival of 1980, this won’t just make sense, you probably have a couple of these little gems behind the workbench in your garage.

Around the time when the ‘70s turned into the ‘80s a renaissance of sorts took place in the Arkansas/Missouri area. Bassmaster Staff Writer Dave Precht wrote about the resurgence in the January 1980 issue of Bassmaster Magazine (see Jig & Pork Frog Revival, pgs 78-84) citing that Uncle Josh, the only commercial-scale manufacturer of pork rind at the time, couldn’t keep up with the demand that only four states – Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma – were requiring. [Read more…]

The Writers – Dave Precht

Dr. Mike Allen, biology professor at the University of Florida, took this photo of Precht and his almost-10 pounder. Fishing with a variety of great people has been a highlight of Precht’s career. Photo courtesy of Dave Precht.

Editor’s Note: This series is dedicated to those people who penned the many articles we read in order to learn more about our sport and become better anglers. Sure it was the anglers who developed the techniques, lures and equipment we use today but it was the writers’ job to make sure these bits of information got to the masses. Without the writers to communicate this, the world of bass fishing would be very different today.

For nearly 45 years novice and experienced anglers have turned to the pages of Bassmaster Magazine to learn about their craft. And, over the years many gifted writers have blessed the pages of that hallowed magazine, transcribing the words of the pros into something anyone can read and understand. Writers like Steve Price, Matt Vincent, Mark Hicks and the late Tim Tucker have all played a part in relaying information from the boat and on to the pages of Bassmaster Magazine – all in an effort to help us, the angler, get better. [Read more…]