Many of us who immersed ourselves into the world of competitive bass fishing in the 1990s or after the turn of the century tend to assume that there were always stable nationwide organized circuits for the weekend angler. We may have known that what are now the BFLs were previously the Red Man circuit, but we don’t have a sense of when and where the Red Mans were born.
Mike Terry dominated the 1993 Top 100 on Alabama’s Lake Martin, beating runner-up David Fritts by nearly 14 pounds.
It was Terry’s only BASS victory, and certainly the highlight of his 58 tournaments on the senior circuit. That’s not to say that his career was otherwise uneventful – indeed, he finished in the top ten on seven occasions (12%) and qualified for two Bassmaster Classics. Still, Terry is probably not best remembered for his exploits on the BASS side of things. [Read more…]