Monday Trivia – BASSfest

Jacob Wheeler, the inaugural winner of BASSfest.

Jacob Wheeler, the inaugural winner of BASSfest.

This week marks the return of BASSfest. The inaugural event featuring both Elite Series as well as Open anglers was held on Lake Chickamauga in 2014. The winner of that event was Jacob Wheeler, one of the anglers from the Open side of entrants. He edged out Kevin Vandam in a final day shootout that featured both anglers topping the 20 pound mark. This year, the event moves to Kentucky Lake, with just a few minor changes. While there were again invites sent to Open anglers, that offer went out to just the top 10 in each division, and only 13 anglers accepted and paid. Additionally, the Elite Series anglers will be accumulating AOY points based upon their finish in this year’s event. Unfortunately, there was no invitation extended to last year’s winner, meaning their won’t be any chance of a repeat winner, nor of a possible “rivalry” storyline to develop. [Read more…]

Revisiting Lake Havasu – 1985

Rick in the Champions jacket, awaiting the signing of the check. photo by Rodney Boyd/FLW Outdoors.

Rick in the Champions jacket, awaiting the signing of the check. photo by Rodney Boyd/Operation Bass.

When the Bassmaster Elite Series anglers take off Thursday morning on Day 1 of the second arm of their Western series swing, this time on Lake Havasu, there will likely be some strong memories for several of the anglers. One of those will certainly be Rick Clunn. It was 30 years ago when Rick won the RedMan All-American, and the resulting $100,000 prize, his first such six-figure check. Back then, even the Bassmaster Classic only paid $50,000.

The magazine of Operation Bass at the time was called CAST Magazine, and they covered this event in their January/February 1986 issue at great length. Anglers took off each day from under the London Bridge – THE London Bridge from childhood song. The story of the bridge itself is rather fascinating. According to a Lake Havasu tourism website; [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Bull Shoals Lake Events (Answers and Winner; March 2, 2015)

Rick Garlough discusses his win at Bull Shoals as Ray Scott presents his trophy. Photo February 1977 issue of Bassmaster Magazine.

Rick Garlough discusses his win at Bull Shoals as Ray Scott presents his trophy. Photo February 1977 issue of Bassmaster Magazine.

We had two guesses this week, and both were correct. However, the first to reply wins, so congrats to JKarbo214 for winning this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. To winning answers appear at the end of this post.

Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas is one of the more famous Ozark impoundments, and B.A.S.S. has stopped there over half a dozen times throughout its history. This week’s trivia question will deal with some of that history surrounding this famous lake. In order to win this week’s contest, sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, you’ll need to answer the following three questions correctly. Good luck! [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Bassmaster Ladies Trivia

photo: Bassmaster, Darren Jacobson

photo: Bassmaster, Darren Jacobson

We’re starting to see more women fishing the B.A.S.S. Opens, trying to qualify for a shot at the Elites Series. Just a couple years back, Janet Parker made a very strong run, falling out of the cut in the final event. Others, like Trait Crist, are both fishing and writing over at B.A.S.S. The history and story behind women in B.A.S.S. is an interesting one, which we’ll touch on in this week’s trivia questions. There have been several “firsts” and high marks in this regard, and so we’ll focus on those. To win this week’s contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Baits, you’ll need to answer the following 4 questions. [Read more…]

The Final Fall Tour Season (Answer and Winner – Oct. 6, 2014)

This angler holds the key to winning this week.

This angler holds the key to winning this week.

Congrats to Adam Hinkle, who won this week’s trivia contest which is sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Read below for the rest of the story, and get ready to play again next Monday.

The FLW Cup has been over for more than a month, and the Bassmaster Tour just wrapped up for the year a couple weeks back. But all this cool weather has me remembering back to when the Bassmaster Classic was a summer event, and the start of the Tour season actually began during the fall of the previous year, carrying over into the following spring. The last time it happened has been more than a decade ago. So, to win this week’s trivia contest, we’re going to go back to that last “cross-over” season and have you try and answer the following 3 trivia questions;
1.This angler finished in the Top 10 in all 3 fall events held that year, including back-to-back wins. Name the angler (see pic).
2.What interesting “role” did his wife play during the second event of that season?
3.This angler has been reported to have several Tour superstitions over the years. Name one of them.

The answers follow below. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Name That Angler Answer and Winner (April 8, 2013)

Youth Trivia PicCongratulations to Chris Harvey for winning this week’s Trivia Contest (his third!) sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Read below for the answers.

The subject of this week’s trivia contest looks like his local lake could’ve used a little bit of rain to bring the water level up. Nevertheless, he persevered and got to pose for the camera. Since turning pro, his rapid ascent has led him to be photographed holding big fish again and again.

To win, you’ll need to answer the following three questions: [Read more…]