Monday Trivia – Nixon up North Answer and Winner (June 8, 2015)

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Well, unfortunately no one won this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. For the answers, please read below. Come back next week for another shot.

From the start of his Bassmaster career in 1977 through his victory in the 1992 Bassmaster 25th Anniversary tournament on Beaver Lake, Larry Nixon won 13 tournaments, an average of nearly one a year. Included among that group of victories was his 1983 Classic win on the Ohio River and of course four Megabucks trophies. After that, however, he hit a dry spell.

Given Nixon’s incredibly high level of consistency over his career, there were of course some near misses:

  • He finished 2nd to Tommy Biffle at the 1993 Megabucks event on Lake Murray;
  • He finished 2nd to Davy Hite by 13 ounces at the 1996 Top 100 on Neely Henry; and
  • He finished 3rd at the 1999 Classic on the Louisiana Delta, trailing only Hite and the prior year’s champion, Denny Brauer.

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Monday Trivia – The FLW Cup; Answers & Winner (August 18, 2014)

Congratulations to Adam Hinkle 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.

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I don’t know about you, but I think yesterday’s Day 4 of the Forrest Wood Cup held on Lake Murray was one of the most exciting in recent memory. Steve Kennedy’s 20 pound sack to make a run at the title from 10th place, not to mention the one ounce difference between victory and 2nd place, a $440,000 difference! And Scott Canterbury gets second again – what a heartbreaker. Congrats to hometown winner Anthony Gagliardi.

With the event fresh in our minds, this week we focus our trivia question on past Forrest Wood Cups. To win all the Yamamoto’s this week, you’ll need to brush up on your FLW history and answer these 4 questions. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Hibdon’s Classic Victory Answers and Winner (February 3, 2014)

Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

Unfortunately no one won this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Steve Quinn made a great effort and came up one question shy of the win. Read below for the answers.

When B.A.S.S. traveled to Richmond, Va. 25 years ago for the first of three consecutive Bassmaster Classics on the James River, the pros didn’t know much of what to expect from the tidal fishery. Classic XVIII was expected to favor the local tidal water river rats like Woo Daves of nearby Chester, who ended up missing the Classic crown by a mere 6 ounces. He came close again the next two years but didn’t win his Classic trophy until B.A.S.S. visited Chicago (Lake Michigan) in 2000. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – Tidewater Trivia Answer and Winner (October 7, 2013)

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Photo Bassmaster.com

Congrats to Al Hustoski for winning this week’s BFA Trivia Contest.  For the answers read below.

Denny Brauer has won exactly 100 percent of the tour-level events that B.A.S.S. has held on North Carolina’s Neuse and Trent Rivers.

To be precise, he won the 1998 North Carolina Bassmaster Top 100, the only B.A.S.S. tour-level event to occur there. He beat 2nd place finisher Alton Jones by three ounces to earn the $75,000 top prize, which was $42,000 more than Jones took home in cash and merchandise – in other words, $14,000 an ounce. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – A Gap in the Rules

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In 2003 there were many two-tour pros and the FLW Tour event held that June on Lake Wheeler is a good example of the crossover – indeed, three of the top four finishers and seven of the top seventeen from that event currently fish the Elite Series.

As has been the case in more recent derbies, there were lots of limits caught, but surprisingly the weights were relatively low – it took just over 10 pounds to get a check. Stars including Dave Lefebre, David Dudley, Steve Kennedy, Rick Clunn, Paul Elias, Guido Hibdon and Gary Klein didn’t even hit that mark.

In fact, the winner averaged just above 13 pounds a day.

Timmy Horton missed the winner’s circle by under a pound. This was back when FLW zeroed out the weights after Day Two – he actually had four pounds more than the winner over the first two days, and more total weight over the full four days. He took home a cool hundred grand for his trouble, but many fans (and anglers, too) felt he should have been awarded the first place prize.

Do you remember who won and what the fuss was about? [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – Sight for Sore Eyes (or mouths)

The top two finishers at the February 2005 Bassmaster Tour event on the Harris Chain were Floridians Peter Thliveros and Jim Bitter. It was Peter T’s fourth win with B.A.S.S., and the $102,000 paycheck dwarfed his previous largest check, although he beat that amount in both 2006 and 2007 by winning two majors that paid $250,000 apiece.

While the Harris Chain event may be memorable to Peter T, to most fishing fans it is historically significant for other reasons. Do you remember the controversy that surrounded it?

To figure out why it was meaningful, go down to 96th place.

David Dudley’s tournament performance at the Harris Chain may not have been notable, but during practice he opened up a hornet’s nest through what he termed “defensive” fishing. Specifically, there were obvious spawning fish waiting to be caught, but he knew that with a late boat number he’d almost certainly find them gone when he arrived. Therefore, he went and stuck a couple of bass during practice to ensure that they wouldn’t bite again during the tournament. [Read more…]