This video is about Larry Nixon’s rookie year on the Bassmaster Trail. The year was 1977 and after some convincing from fellow Toledo Bend guide Tommy Martin, Nixon decided to give it a try. Over the course of the season, Nixon placed 16th, 8th, 7th, 36th, and 30th place, landing himself in 7th place overall for the Angler of the Year Race.
Nixon qualified for his first Classic in his rookie year and missed one event, on his home lake. If there’d have been a Rookie of the Year award back then, he would have won it hands down. Over the course of the regular season, he won over $3,800.00. Then, at Classic VII on the Kissimmee Chain, he placed second, boosting his ’77 winnings another $10,000. Not a bad rookie year.
In this video, which was recorded at the 2014 FLW Cup, Nixon talks about his first year on tour and how 1977 may have been the end of his tournament career.
Click on the link below to watch the video.
Unfortunately, my comment will not stick on YouTube, so here it is:
Fun, listening to these interviews. Thanks, Terry. Larry has a couple things incorrect: The entry fee for each tournament in the 1977 B.A.S.S. tournament trail was $300, not $600. Larry got 8th place at Lake Gaston that year, not 10th. He had 40-3. The weights for that tournament (and other older tournaments) on bassmaster.com are botched. Larry needed one pound TWELVE oz. to tie for first place in the 1977 Classic.
Yeah Andy, there are always mistakes when people try to remember things from 40 years ago. I knew he got 8th at Gaston but didn’t correct him when he said it. I also knew the entry fee was $300 not the $600 he stated. I had just done the 1977 Season at a Glance prior to this interview and even I made the mistake that he was 1-10 behind Clunn’s winning weight instead of 1-12. I hope you can forgive us.
Of course….many years ago…nobody can remember exactly what happened. I love BFA! Thank you.
Andy, your comments do not show up in the backend of YT. I see there are 4 comments total but only two come up that I can see, that’s even when I remove all filters. I have no idea what is happening here.
I don’t know either. It happened before about a couple months ago. Oh, well. Yes, the comment total keeps adding up, but my actual comment disappears!
I have spent so much time researching this and there isn’t a solution that I can find that works. I just spent another 15 minutes trying to figure it out…..