Orignal Caption: Bass pro Terry Segraves, of Kissimmee, uses a spider jig with great success in Florida. He says the weedless lure, which is used extensively in the North, can be effective in grass-filled waters such as Lake Okeechobee. South Florida Sun Sentinel, Feb. 1999, Staff photo/Steve Waters.

Today’s historical news photo isn’t terribly old, only going back a little over 20 years, but it features an interesting combination – Terry Segraves, professional angler from Florida, and skirted twin-tailed grubs (think Yamamoto).  Terry had just used these baits to secure a second-place finish (tie) in a 1999 BASSMASTER Top 150 tournament on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, which earned him $33,000.

In the article, Terry said, “That spider jig has definitely proved itself all over the country, but nobody’s really got on them in Florida…When the worm bite or the Rat-L-Trap bite got slow, I’d pick up the spider jig and swim it a little bit, just move it along over the holes in the hydrilla.”

Over the course of his career, which might not be completed yet, he had fished 149 Bassmaster events, qualifying for one Classic and garnering a pair of second place finishes.  His first BASS event is listed as the 1992 Florida Invitational held at Leesburg, and his most recent event was just last year at the 2021 Bassmaster Open at Douglas Lake.  Additionally, he fished a nearly equal number of FLW Outdoors events, 147 events, including six Top 10 finishes, highlighted by back-to-back Top 10s at Kentucky Lake in 2003-2004.