Bass Pro Shops Open Series
Director: Chris Wayand
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Sam Rayburn Reservoir is the King of Texas
ATHENS, AL. – Chris Lewis of Longview, TX won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Southeast Texas tournament, held February 23rd on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Running out of the Umphrey Family Pavilion, Lewis caught five-bass weighing 26.77-lbs. With 90 anglers in the field, Chris will be cashing a check for $5500.00
Southeast Texas Opener on Sam Rayburn
ATHENS, Ala. – The South Texas Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will open the season on February 23, 2019, on Sam Rayburn.
The lake has consumed all Mother Nature threw at her in January. The banks are swollen with record high water levels, but she is recovering and recovering well with bag weights already busting over 34 lbs. With numerous ramp locations remaining closed, we have recently learned that some have opened for business and we will be returning to the Umphrey Family Pavilion for this first tournament of the season. Located at 3967 Recreation Rd 255, Brookeland, TX the Umphrey Family Pavilion is waiting for our return.
Lawson Takes Round 3 at Sam Rayburn
ATHENS, Ala. – Jason Lawson of Corrigan, TX won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Texas East Division, held June 9th at Sam Rayburn. Running from the Umphrey Pavilion near Brookeland, TX, the field of 71 boats and 66 co-anglers left at 5:45 AM with calm and still waters. For the boaters, 14 places took home a check with 13 co-anglers taking home earnings as well. The direct sun with little wind overall added extra heat to the day, but the anglers managed to bring through some quality fish to the scales.
Jason Lawson took the top prize home for the boater side with five fish weighing in at a total of 24.11 lbs, held down with a 5.96-pound anchor. With just over two pounds separating him from the runner-up, Lawson managed to take home the check for $5000.
Collins Chases More Triton Gold
ATHENS, Ala. – Albert Collins of Nacogdoches, TX won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Texas East Division, held April 28th at Sam Rayburn.
Running out of Brookeland, TX, the weather had been brutal for the last 5 weeks and mother nature finally gave in and let us have some fun in the sun.
Division 10 Heads to Sam Rayburn
ATHENS, Ala. – The South East Texas division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its first event of the 2018 season on April 28th in Brookeland, TX on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Sam Rayburn is known for its monster bags this time of year so don’t miss your chance on the excitement.
The competitors will launch at the public ramp in Brookeland, located at County Road 225 adjacent to the Umphrey Pavilion. Anglers will begin fishing at safe light with the weigh-in starting at 3 p.m. Onsite registration and check in will be from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Friday Apr 27th at the Umphrey Pavilion.
Jay Bennett Wins on Sam Rayburn
ATHENS, Ala. – Jay Bennett of Lufkin, TX won the Open Series Texas East Division, held February 24th at Sam Rayburn. Jay caught a five-fish limit of 21.71 lbs and took home a check for $6000.00
Running out of Brookeland, TX, the field dealt with overcast skies and a threat of rain. However, the rain held up for most of the day and turned to a little sunshine just minutes after weigh in started.
Division 10 Starts at Big Sam Rayburn
ATHENS, Ala. – The South East Texas division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its first event of the 2018 season on February 24th in Brookeland, TX on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Sam Rayburn is known for its monster bags this time of year so don’t miss your chance on the excitement.
Alan Fitts Hits Homerun at Sam Rayburn
Alan Fitts of Hemphill, Texas won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Louisiana tournament, held April 15th on Sam Rayburn.
Pinkston Takes Title on Toledo Bend
Ryan Pinkston of Center, Texas won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Texas Southeast tournament, held February 4th on Toledo Bend Reservoir.
Texas Southeast Opens on Toledo Bend
ATHENS, Ala. – The South Texas division of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its first event of the season on February 4th, 2017 on Toledo Bend Reservoir near Hemphill, TX.
The competitors will launch at Fin and Feather Resort located at 245 Fin and Feather Drive, just south of Hemphill. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:40 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Friday February 3rd at Fin and Feather Resort. To register for this tournament, call Chris Wayand, divisional director, at (256)230-5627.
Freeman Claims First Place for $10,000
Glenn Freeman of Converse, Louisiana won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Region 6 Area Championship, held Sept 24th and 25th on Toledo Bend.
Pinkston Steals Win on Toledo Bend
Ryan Pinkston of Center, Texas won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Texas Southeast Division tournament, held July 23rd, 2016 on Toledo Bend Reservoir.
Roberts Wins on Sam Rayburn
Darren Roberts of Nacogdoches, Texas won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Texas Southeast tournament, held June 18th on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Running out of Twin Dikes Park near Jasper, Texas, Darren caught five bass weighing 25.03 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 6.61-pound kicker.
Gleason Takes Home $6000 for Toledo Bend Win
Darold Gleason of Leesville, LA won the Texas Southeast Division Ram Truck Open Series event at Toledo Bend on March 26, 2016. Gleason weighed in a 24.37 pound limit of Toledo bend bass to win $6300. “I actually started really close. I caught my big one, an 8.11, real early in the morning in about 10 feet of water. We ended up going out to a deep spot. I’ve been on the water a good bit and the shallow bite is just not great. I did most of my damage out deep with a Carolina rig and a crankbait. I was lucky that I got two really big bites. It was one of those days where everything just came together. Right now, this is the number one lake in the country and I was just scared to death that someone was going to come in with 31 pounds and knock me out of the lead,” said Gleason.
Gilder Takes Toledo Bend Co-angler Win
Eddy Gilder of Sulphur, LA was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 26, 2016 at Toledo Bend. Gilder’s 11.16 pound limit, which included the 6.83 pound co-angler Big Bass, was worth a total of $2235. “These were the only three fish I caught today. They mainly came early. I had my three fish at 11:30. We were up north a bit, flipping cypress trees in about four feet of water," said Gilder.