Spiceland, IN. Gary started fishing the Indiana Bass Federation in 1976 but the years from 1981 to 1994 is when he made his mark with the Federation. He was a member of the Bass Bandits of New Castle. They won the Top 6/Top 8 tournaments regularly and one point they won three years in a row. Gary really accomplished a lot in the Federation in a 13 year period from 1981 to 1994. He won the IBF State Finals ne time, fished snd twice, and finished in the Top 6 three other times. He also won Big Bass in one State Finals.
When the IBF was in the Eastern Divisional he won three times, and finished in the top 6 four other times. He also captured Big Bass twice. When the IBF moved to the Northern Divisional he won once, was 2nd once and 3rd one time., He also claimed Big Bass twice. When the Indiana State Team won the Divisional he was 2nd on the team and 7th overall.
His greatest achievement was when he qualified for the 1987 “Bass Master’s Classic”.
He qualified for the Indiana Bass Federation Invitational Trail Top 40 Classic nine times
He served as Invitational Trail Prize Chairman for four years. Many of the anglers that fished the Invitational Trail during this time remember his tireless efforts to obtain prizes for Trail competitors.