Monday Trivia – Mueller, Mueller (March 3, 2014)

Paul Mueller's record 5-fish limit weighed in on Day Two of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Photo Brenda Serrano.

Paul Mueller’s record 5-fish limit weighed in on Day Two of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Photo Brenda Serrano.

Paul Mueller did B.A.S.S. Nation and the state of Connecticut proud in the recent Bassmaster Classic, finishing second to Randy Howell by a mere pound. His three-day total was 66 pounds, 8 ounces and his Day Two haul of five bass that weighed 32-03 set a record for the largest limit caught in Classic competition (in either the seven-fish or five-fish limit era). [Read more…]

History – Some of it is New

Boats lined up on the main deck. Photo Brenda Serrano

Boats lined up on the main deck. Photo Brenda Serrano

With Media Day over I thought I’d post some pictures of the event, which was held at Regions Field – home of Birmingham’s double-A baseball team the Barons. It was a nice venue as the luncheon was held in a large meeting room on the second deck and the boats were scattered along the main deck under the upper-level seats. [Read more…]

This Month In Bass Fishing History – October

Another month, another quick look at what went down in bass fishing history. Let’s begin…

Guntersville20 YRS AGO: Built between 1936 and 1939, Guntersville Lake is Alabama’s largest reservoir with waters covering 67,900 acres and 890 shoreline miles. It is also a big bass factory, as well as the site of the upcoming Bassmaster Classic to be held next February. Part of what makes the lake such a great fishery is arguably its fertility as well as its hydrilla and milfoil beds. However, another reason might be the fact that on October 1, 1993, a 15-inch size limit was placed on bass in the lake. That early size limit allowed for smaller, faster growing bass to reach quality size. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – In Dispute Answer and Winner

Photo Bassmaster.com

Congratulations to Rod Yoder for winning the Bass Fishing Archives Trivia Contest with his correct answer! Read below for the answer.

 

Aaron Martens took home the champion’s trophy after the 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville. He was the top dog among four anglers who topped the century mark that week, beating runner-up Skeet Reese by a little over 3 pounds. Had Reese prevailed, he might now be known as the king of the Big G, since he won the following year’s tournament there with another 100-pound-plus catch.

While Martens earned the hardware, the big headlines at this event were caused by someone who finished outside of the money. In fact, the angler in question earned just a little more than $150,000 over 57 career events at BASS, finishing in the top ten on two occasions. The Big G was his last event with the circuit, though.

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

ScoreScorecard Snapshot – In Dispute

Photo Bassmaster.com

Aaron Martens took home the champion’s trophy after the 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville. He was the top dog among four anglers who topped the century mark that week, beating runner-up Skeet Reese by a little over 3 pounds. Had Reese prevailed, he might now be known as the king of the Big G, since he won the following year’s tournament there with another 100-pound-plus catch.

While Martens earned the hardware, the big headlines at this event were caused by someone who finished outside of the money. In fact, the angler in question earned just a little more than $150,000 over 57 career events at BASS, finishing in the top ten on two occasions. The Big G was his last event with the circuit, though.

Do you remember what the fuss was about?

The answer will be revealed Thursday, July 12th around 9:00 AM eastern time.