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

Nixon 1999 from fishingwithnixondotcom

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 – Nixon up North (June 8, 2015)

Nixon 1999 from fishingwithnixondotcomFrom 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.

[Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Stricker Strikes Answer and Winner (September 16, 2013)

Photo FLWOutdoors.com

Photo FLWOutdoors.com

Well folks, again no one had the right answer for this week’s Monday Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. We only had one person submit an answer so maybe that’s one of the problems. Maybe it’s the questions are too difficult. Please let us know what you think below in the comments section and also for the answers, please read below.

These days Michigan pro Kim Stricker is probably best known as the creator of Hook n’ Look, a television program on the Outdoor Channel in which he and his son Danny dive underwater to provide a close up look at the habitat bass inhabit. Fishing fans of a recent vintage may not remember that he fished FLW Tour events for over a dozen years, twice qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup, and also fished 130 B.A.S.S. tournaments, including the 2000 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Michigan. [Read more…]

The New Kid on the Boat

Photo July/August 1992 issue of Bassmaster Magazine.

Photo July/August 1992 issue of Bassmaster Magazine.

Kevin VanDam made his initial appearance on the Bassmaster Trail in 1987 fishing the New York Invitational on the St. Lawrence River where he finished a dismal 110th out of 311 anglers. He then fished an event in ’88 and placed 19th, another in ’89 finishing 39th and also the last event of the 1989/90 season at Guntersville where he placed 39th.

A spark must have gone off for him in those last three events as he upped his ante for the 1990/91 season and competed in all the Invitational events. The outcome that year was six top-50s, three top-20s, and two top-3s in six events where the average turnout averaged over 300 anglers. To top that off, he led the 1990/91 Classic qualification for the Invitationals, beating out veteran pro Guy Eaker by a little over 11 pounds. Pretty impressive for a first-year rookie. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Stricker Strikes (September 16, 2013)

Photo FLWOutdoors.com

Photo FLWOutdoors.com

These days Michigan pro Kim Stricker is probably best known as the creator of Hook n’ Look, a television program on the Outdoor Channel in which he and his son Danny dive underwater to provide a close up look at the habitat bass inhabit. Fishing fans of a recent vintage may not remember that he fished FLW Tour events for over a dozen years, twice qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup, and also fished 130 B.A.S.S. tournaments, including the 2000 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Michigan.

His B.A.S.S. career also included a victory in the 1994 Bassmaster Top 100 on Lake St. Clair, not far from his Michigan home. He weighed in 19 bass over four days to outlast second place finisher Kevin VanDam by over 5 pounds. Notably, in the first B.A.S.S. event headquartered in Michigan, two Michigan pros duked it out for the trophy. [Read more…]