October 17, 1992 marks the date that Larry Nixon became the first ever B.A.S.S. Millionaire. He did so at the 1992 Bassmaster Megabucks event at Lake Guntersville, 28 years ago. Nixon fished Bassmaster events from 1977 to 2006, 260 in total. He is the 1983 Bassmaster Classic Champion from the Ohio River. Nixon was known as Mr. Megabucks after winning and placing high in so many events. He has 14 wins and 12 second place finishes with B.A.S.S.
Speaking of the Bassmaster Millionaire's club, there are 61 total members of that feat. Two of the most recent entrants were David Fritts and Rick Morris. Fritts finished 45th at Guntersville and busted into the Million Dollar Club. Morris did so after making the cut at Lake Champlain earlier in 2020.
The next two on the list who could do it would be Matt Herren and Hank Cherry. Herren needs roughly $20,000 and Cherry needs $33,000 or so to get it done. Cherry and Herren are both doing well in this event. Top finishes this week could put them over the top or cut their need in half.