This week part of Pete’s trivia quiz had to do with a pretty famous spinnerbait – the Fleck Weed Wader. That post sparked my memory in that before the Weed Wader became popular by winning three straight Classics, another spinnerbait had gained national success by some pretty hefty wins. That bait was The Aggravator by Stan Sloan’s Zorro Bait Company.
For example, Bobby Murray used it to win Bassmaster Classic I and it’s reported that Roland Martin used it to weigh big fish for the same event. Then in 1972 Ricky Green used The Aggravator to place second in Classic II and he also had big fish for the event on the same lure. Don Butler won Classic II with, you guessed it, his Okie Bug spinnerbait. [Read more…]