Monday Trivia – Santee in ’97 Answer and Winner (Nov 24, 2014)

Photo Brent Chapman.

Photo Brent Chapman.

[Editor’s note: In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, no other features will be posted on today or Friday. Have a great Holiday and we look forward to seeing you next week with a full week of posts!]

Unfortunately no one won this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits! For the answers, please read below.

Brent Chapman, the 2012 Bassmaster Angler of the Year, began his B.A.S.S. career at the 1994 Missouri Invitational on Lake of the Ozarks, where he finished 32nd en route to three straight money finishes. Things must’ve seemed easy to the young Kansan, but subsequently things got tougher as he won the grand total of $3,400 over the next 11 events he fished. He earned checks with some frequency throughout 1996 – five in 10 events – but never made it into the top 12 during that period. [Read more…]

Who Is Hurley Board (Answer & Winner – Nov. 17, 2014)

What do you know about Hurley Board?

What do you know about Hurley Board?

Congratulations to Jason Sullivan for winning this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. For the answers, please read below.

Hurley Board – perhaps the name rings a bell – NOT! Which is kind of interesting considering he fished 70 B.A.S.S. events and weighed in over 1,000 pounds of bass during his career. His lone win came in the 1978 Virginia Invitational on Lake Gaston, where he pocketed $14,000. He attributed that win to, “10,000 casts, three packs of cigarettes and a Pepsi,” but you’ll have to know a bit more than that to win this week’s contest, sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. [Read more…]

OT Plus Santee Equals a Record

OT Fears and paert of his record weight. Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

OT Fears and paert of his record weight. Photo Bassmaster Magazine.

By 1994, Oklahoma pro OT Fears had won the 1987 Red Man All-American on the Arkansas River and established himself as a full-time pro, but despite three Bassmaster Classic appearances, he’d yet to win a B.A.S.S. event. He’d finished 4th at Truman Reservoir in 1983, but since that time he’d notched just four top tens, finishing no better than 7th in any event.

In the mid-90s, though, he went on a bit of a tear, winning three events in the span of 20 tournaments, during a time period of just over a year and a half. The first of those was the 1994 South Carolina Invitational on Santee Cooper, which proved to be not only his B.A.S.S. breakthrough, but also a record-breaker. He won with 77-04 over three days, including a then-record one day, five fish limit of 34 pounds 4 ounces. [Read more…]