Author: Terry Battisti

Season at a Glance: 1971 Bass Master Trail – Part One

The 1971 Bassmaster season, or as they used to call it, “The Society’s Tournament Trail,” became the second such season where an angler would be recognized for consistency throughout the year. This title, as called out in the 1971 Nov/Dec issue of Bassmaster Magazine, was the Point Scoring Crown, known today as the Angler of the Year award.

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Western Champions 1976

Then there’s Dee Thomas and his protégé Dave Gliebe, both just after taking the southern B.A.S.S. events by storm with the new Flippin’ technique. Another western legend in this mix is Mike Folkestad, who also put a hurtin’ on some of the events in the east and still takes a good sum of cash from western anglers today.

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