The Chowhound

An old Chowhound patch, circa late 1980s.

An old Chowhound patch, circa late 1980s.

This post gets to cover a whole lot of ground. We have an old patch, some applied science, a lure you may or may not recall, and a pretty famous and interesting person to boot. The lure was the “Chowhound,” or as sometimes referred to by it’s full name, the “Chowhound Crankspin.” [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…]

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



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…]