Monday Trivia – Laissez les bon temps roulez Answer and Winner (May 18, 2015)

Kenyon Hill. Photo Bassmaster.com.

Kenyon Hill. Photo Bassmaster.com.

Congratulations to Al H. for winning this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits!  For the answer, read below.

As the son of renowned bass biologist and product inventor Loren Hill, Kenyon Hill may have been destined to pursue a career in tournament fishing. He fished his first B.A.S.S. event in December of 1986 at the age of 22, and since then has qualified for four Bassmaster Classics and has won three events. He continues to fish the Elite Series in 2015. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Laissez les bon temps roulez (May 18, 2015)

Kenyon Hill. Photo Bassmaster.com.

Kenyon Hill. Photo Bassmaster.com.

As the son of renowned bass biologist and product inventor Loren Hill, Kenyon Hill may have been destined to pursue a career in tournament fishing. He fished his first B.A.S.S. event in December of 1986 at the age of 22, and since then has qualified for four Bassmaster Classics and has won three events. He continues to fish the Elite Series in 2015. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Now You’re Cooking Answer and Winner (Oct 27, 2014)

Ken Cook won the 1983 Super Bass event held at Florida's St. John's River.

Ken Cook won the 1983 Super Bass event held at Florida’s St. John’s River.

Well, we only had one person try to answer this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Unfortunately, he didn’t provide the right answers for all the questions. This happens quite a bit and I assume it’s because people come to the site and see someone has answered the questions and they assume those answers are correct. If you see an answer, don’t assume it’s right. Go out and dig a little, maybe you’ll be rewarded with a $25 e-coupon for the GYCB site. For the answers to this week’s contest, please read below.

In 1982, a 35 year-old Ken Cook earned his first B.A.S.S. Invitational win, and the second of the six Bassmaster victories in his storied career. The career was marked by 14 Bassmaster Classic appearances and a win in the 1991 iteration of the event held on Maryland’s Upper Chesapeake Bay, as well as three Forrest Wood Cup qualifications. [Read more…]

More Depthfinders – Waller Fish Hawk

1975 Waller Fish Hawk ad.

1975 Waller Fish Hawk ad.

Here are the Bass Fishing Archives we continue to bring you blasts from the past on old gear and companies that no longer exist. Today’s another example as we look back to the Waller Corporation’s depthfinders and other interesting equipment.

The first ad you see is from 1975 and features Waller’s 204 and 304 Fish Hawk series flashers. They seem to follow the design concept that all manufacturers at the time were utilizing with respect to overall appearance. They also claim to be made for the bass fishing industry – in other words, a lot stronger because bass fishermen tend to beat their equipment up a lot. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – Learning Your ABCs Answer and Winner (May 13, 2013)

Photo Bassmaster.com

Photo Bassmaster.com

Congratulations to Jay Davis for winning this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits! This makes his third and unfortunately final win. Read below for the answer.

Florida angler Tom Jurkewicz competed in 28 B.A.S.S. events between 1980 and 1992, making the money 15 times, including five Top 10 finishes. He also qualified for the 1982 and 1983 Bassmaster Classics, finishing 14th and 27th respectively.

His two best finishes were both runner ups, first on the Ohio River in July of 1982, then less than a half a year later closer to home on the Kissimmee Chain. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – Learning Your ABCs (May 13, 2013)

Photo Bassmaster.com

Photo Bassmaster.com

Florida angler Tom Jurkewicz competed in 28 B.A.S.S. events between 1980 and 1992, making the money 15 times, including five Top 10 finishes. He also qualified for the 1982 and 1983 Bassmaster Classics, finishing 14th and 27th respectively.

His two best finishes were both runner ups, first on the Ohio River in July of 1982, then less than a half a year later closer to home on the Kissimmee Chain.

In both of those tournaments, he finished second to up-and-coming pros who would go on to become living legends – Larry Nixon and Ken Cook. For Nixon, it was the fifth win of his B.A.S.S. career. For Cook, then 35, it was the first B.A.S.S. win of his now-concluded career (not including his Federation Championship win in 1980), although he had already fished the 1981 and 1982 Classics. Cook relied on an electric blue metalflake Snatrix worm for his victory. The lure was developed by Loren Hill, father of current Elite Series pro Kenyon Hill, and he cruised to the victory by an even two pounds. [Read more…]

Pre-HydroWave Sound Emitting Electronics

An early Hydrowave predecessor?

An early Hydrowave predecessor?

If you’re a bassin professional, you can’t take too many chances by not using something that might be giving your competitor an advantage. Every ounce can be critical, and just one extra fish a day may make the difference between a check and a long drive on to the next event. For example, there’s probably not a single FLW or Bass Elite Touring Pro that doesn’t have at least one side imaging unit of some sort on their boat, even if they’re a dedicated shallow water kind of basser.   Similarly, I’m starting to see more and more boats with HydroWave units mounted on them. I haven’t spoken to any of the pros myself, but I’m guessing some of them aren’t overly convinced it makes a difference. Still, if you finish behind too many guys too many times who claim that their unit was key, you at least have to go into defensive mode. [Read more…]