Monday Trivia – Lake Eufaula (Answers & Winner; May 11, 2015)

Lake Eufaula, Alabama

Lake Eufaula, Alabama

Congrats to Steven Strasser for edging out the win this week in our Trivia contest. For details about the winning answers, read below.

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. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – World’s Most Famous Bass Answer and Winner (Sept. 25, 2014)

"Leroy Brown" by Mann's Lures

“Leroy Brown” by Mann’s Lures

Congrats to Chad Keogh, who won this week’s trivia contest by what might be the closest margin of victory ever – just 1:00 minute ahead of his challenger, who also had the correct answers. Read below for the rest of the story, and get ready to play again next Monday.

We’re going with a little change of pace this week for our trivia challenge. The lure in the picture at left was created by Tom Mann and called “Leroy Brown.” It was a sinking vibrating bait, similar to a Rat-L-Trap style bait, and at one point was part of their “Hackleback” line of lures. However, this bait has one of the most interesting histories behind it.

If you’ve never heard the story, then it will be worth researching the answers to this week’s contest to find out some of the details. We’ll give the full scoop on Thursday when we announce a winner to the trivia contest. In the mean time though, to win all the Yamamotos this week, you’ll need to log on to your favorite search engine and answer the following 4 questions correctly.

  1. Name the year AND the bait that the real largemouth bass called Leroy Brown was caught on.
  2. Where did the name “Leroy Brown” come from?
  3. When the bass died 8 years later, Tom Mann bought a $4,000 tombstone/statue to sit at the fishes gravesite. Which country did the statue come from?
  4. To make an already interesting story even more so, what strange occurrence happened shortly after the fishes funeral?

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Scorecard Snapshot – Roland’s Dominance Answer and Winner

Photo Bass Master Magazine February 1980 Issue.

Congratulations to Paul Wallace for winning the Bass Fishing Archives Trivia Contest with his correct answer! He phrased it as a question, “Jeopardy-style.” Going forward, the winner has to answer in the form of a declarative sentence or sentences and give a little bit of context to show that he knows what he’s talking about. Read below for our explanation of why Roland’s win was so meaningful.

Roland Martin’s victory in the November 1980 Florida Invitational on Lake Okeechobee was hardly a surprise to fishing fans at the time. Not only had he already won 11 B.A.S.S. events, but Okeechobee was his personal playground. He’d not previously had the chance to fish a B.A.S.S. event there, but when that opportunity arose, he made the most of it, beating runner-up Guy Eaker by nearly six pounds to claim $11,700 in total winnings.

Martin’s 48-02 over three days was more than double the amount of weight it took to earn a check in the event – 22-03 was enough for Tommy Martin to slip into the 40th place slot out of 275 anglers. [Read more…]