Monday Trivia – Lake Eufaula

Lake Eufaula, Alabama

Lake Eufaula, Alabama

Following the professional tournament trails around the country, we currently find the FLW Tour pros practicing up on Lake Eufaula in Alabama this week, also known as Walter F. George Reservoir. Word is the bass are post-spawn and starting to move out toward the deep ledges. We might see some big bags weighed in beginning with Day 1 on Thursday. But that’s the present. If you look back at the history on this lake, you’ll find a treasure trove of interesting bassin’ trivia. Therefore, in order to win this week’s Monday Trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, you’ll need to sharpen up on your Eufaula history and be the first to answer the following 4 questions correctly.

  1. The town proper that sits on the shores of Eufaula and whence it got it’s name, was home to one of the most well-recognized professional bass anglers, as well as the company that he ran. Name that angler and company.
  2. There are two Bassmaster records that still stand to this day from those historic events held on Eufaula. Name those two records and the anglers who hold them.
  3. Back in 1996, this winner of a Lake Eufaula event started a new bait trend by using a novel lure to help him take the trophy, a trend that was recently reinvigorated last summer on Kentucky Lake. Name the angler and the bait/technique we’re referring to.
  4. Finally, there have only been two anglers that have won multiple Bassmaster events on Lake Eufaula over the years, each winning twice. Name these two anglers.

Answers and winner will be announced later this week (Thursday).

Monday Trivia – The Final Fall Tour Season (October 6, 2014)

This angler holds the key to winning this week.

This angler holds the key to winning this week.

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; [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Name that Angler Answer and Winner (Sept 15, 2014)

Who is this young, future tour angler?

Who is this young, future tour angler?

Unfortunately no one won this week’s Monday Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Come back again Monday and try again. For the answers, please read below.

Another week, another old picture a young angler who would eventually find success casting for cash. We don’t think this one is particularly easy, so we’ll give you a few hints: (1) He’s still an active pro; and (2) He’s won one of the sport’s major championships.

With that boost, all you need to do is be the first to answer the following four questions to win this week’s contest: [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – The Stone Pony Answer and Winner (August 11, 2014)

Marty Stone. Photo Bassmaster.com

Marty Stone. Photo Bassmaster.com

Editor’s Note.  In light of the fact that no one answered the questions correctly today, we would normally not have a winner. But, since Steve M got both parts of Question 4 correct and we didn’t catch the incorrect answers for 1, until we already posted he won, we’re going to give it to him this time. For the answers to this week’s contest, read below.

In a B.A.S.S. career that spanned the years from 1993 through 2010, Marty Stone earned two wins, the first of which came during a challenging event on Alabama’s Lake Wheeler in March of 1999. While Wheeler today is known for producing large quantities of bass, even if they’re not typically as big as those in neighboring Guntersville, it was a stingy fishery during the 1999 Bassmaster Top 150. After inclement weather forced the cancellation of Day One, it took less than 16 pounds over two days to make the top 40 and the money. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – Three Questions about Fritts (April 29, 2013)

Photo Bassmaster.com

Photo Bassmaster.com

Back in the early 1990s, they called it the “Fritts Blitz.”

When Lexington, N.C. pro David Fritts got on a roll, he was virtually unstoppable. It seemed that back then the typical tour-level schedules were more amenable to a crankbait bite, and of course that was right in his wheelhouse.

Between 1990 and 1994, he earned four wins in B.A.S.S competition – two on Buggs Island (Kerr Reservoir), one at the 1993 Bassmaster Classic (Logan Martin) and another regular season trophy at Lake Seminole.

The first of those wins, at Buggs, came a week after he finished second on the Potomac River. The first question relates his first win. [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…]

Monday Trivia – Name That Angler Answer and Winner

A really young Brent Chapman holds up his catfish for a picture. Photo courtesy of Brent Chapman.

A really young Brent Chapman holds up his catfish for a picture. Photo courtesy of Brent Chapman.

This was a tough one. Congratulations to Chris Harvey for winning last week’s contest. We said we were going to let it run through Thursday but when Chris got it, there was no sense in beating the dead horse.  To read the answers, read below.

The young angler pictured here proudly hoisting his prized catfish has since gone on to a solid career casting for bass, with multiple tour level wins to his credit.

  1. In order to win this week’s trivia contest, you’ll need to answer the following four questions: [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Name that Angler Answer and Winner

A 13-year old John (Crews Missle) Crews with two toads from the Big O.  Photo courtesy of John Crews.

A 13-year old John (Crews Missile) Crews with two toads from the Big O. Photo courtesy of John Crews.

Congratulations to Josh Unruh for winning this week’s Monday Trivia Contest! For the answer, please read below.

At 13 years old, the current tour level pro pictured here already had the makings of a future star. Not only did he have the proper bend in the bill of his hat, but he wore a neat collared shirt for the photo. Perhaps most importantly, these two big Okeechobee fish demonstrate that he knew what he was doing with a rod and reel.

In order to win this week’s trivia contest, we need you to answer the following three questions? [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – A Stepping Stone? Answer and Winner

Photo FLWOutdoors.com

Congratulations to Paul Wallace for winning the Bass Fishing Archives Trivia Contest with his correct answer! Read on for the answer.

A 20th place finish in the 1995 Georgia Invitational on Lake Lanier marked the top B.A.S.S. performance for Japanese angler Masaki Shimono. In a tournament where just over 10 pounds a day was good enough for 2nd and less than 6 pounds a day earned you a check, he notched exactly 21 pounds.

Shimono earned a check in his first B.A.S.S. tournament, 1991’s Megabucks event on Lake Chickamauga (which was of course won by Larry Nixon), then earned three more over his subsequent 22 tournaments. He fished his last tournament on the circuit on Lake Hartwell in 1996 with career earnings of $8,442. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – A Stepping Stone? Second Chance

Photo FLW Outdoors

Since no one guessed the correct answer Pete was searching for in this week’s Scorecard Snapshot and the fact that Monday is the Labor Day Holiday and there will be no new article, we are extending this week’s contest through next Thursday. If no one figures it out by then, we’ll give the answer. I’m sure you’ll think it’s pretty amazing.

A 20th place finish in the 1995 Georgia Invitational on Lake Lanier marked the top B.A.S.S. performance for Japanese angler Masaki Shimono. In a tournament where just over 10 pounds a day was good enough for 2nd and less than 6 pounds a day earned you a check, he notched exactly 21 pounds.

Shimono earned a check in his first B.A.S.S. tournament, 1991’s Megabucks event on Lake Chickamauga (which was of course won by Larry Nixon), then earned three more over his subsequent 22 tournaments. He fished his last tournament on the circuit on Lake Hartwell in 1996 with career earnings of $8,442. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – A Stepping Stone?

Photo FLWOutdoors.com

A 20th place finish in the 1995 Georgia Invitational on Lake Lanier marked the top B.A.S.S. performance for Japanese angler Masaki Shimono. In a tournament where just over 10 pounds a day was good enough for 2nd and less than 6 pounds a day earned you a check, he notched exactly 21 pounds.

Shimono earned a check in his first B.A.S.S. tournament, 1991’s Megabucks event on Lake Chickamauga (which was of course won by Larry Nixon), then earned three more over his subsequent 22 tournaments. He fished his last tournament on the circuit on Lake Hartwell in 1996 with career earnings of $8,442. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – End of an Error Answer and Winner

Photo FLW Outdoors

Congratulations to Brian Waldman for winning the first Bass Fishing Archives Trivia Contest with his correct answer! Read below for the answer.

The 2004 FLW Tour event on the Atchafalaya Basin was the sole victory in Louisiana pro Sam Swett’s FLW career and accounted for $100,000 of his $173,415 in FLW Outdoors winnings. It was a low-weigh event in which it only took 23-03 over two days to make the cut to Day Three, and a mere 11-15 (four fish over two days) to claim the 75th place check.

Swett certainly remembers his home state win, where he used his knowledge of tides and a clear water bayou near the Gulf of Mexico to outlast his competitors, but the tournament was historically significant for another reason.

Do you remember why? [Read more…]