The First Season of the Red Man Trail

Red Man Tournament Trail Patch.

Red Man Tournament Trail Patch.

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.

As Terry has detailed previously, old issues of CAST Magazine are a treasure trove of information about that era, and provide an incredible look back at the origins of the BFLs. [Read more…]

Scorecard Snapshot – Terry’s Triumphs

Mike Terry with a trophy from his 2010 BFL win.

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…]