Lee & Ware Go Back-to-Back on Richland Chambers with 35-10!

CORSICANA, TX (May 4, 2024) – For the final stop of the 2024 Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Texas Team Trail presented by Progressive regular season, anglers were met with unpredictable fishing conditions on Richland Chambers in Corsicana, Texas. The TXTT visited the lake in 2023, and the winning team was Russell Lee and Landon Ware with a weight of 31-01 This year, trying to defend their title, they came to weigh-in with a five-bass limit in their Rapala “Crush City” bag weighing 35-10 to take the back-to-back victory. For the win, the team takes home a 2024 Nitro Z-18 with 150hp Mercury motor, a new Garmin graph, Power-Pole Charge system, and Angler’s Advantage cash. In total, the duo cashed in on $45,078 in cash & prizes.

“Today was all about fishing history, and doing a lot of what we did last year to win this tournament,” said the team. “We fished a lot of rocky areas with an XCITE Baits Raptor Tail Worm to catch all of our keepers.”

The team went on to say during their post tournament interview that they didn’t catch all of their weight until around 1:30pm in the afternoon. They started the day out with a flurry but then things just got really slow and they finished out their limit with that last afternoon bite.

“Our experience on this lake really helps us out a lot here, and we just fished clean all day.”

Lee & Ware also earned the Power-Pole Big Bass Award with a 9-09 Richland Chambers monster. In addition to everything they took home for the win, they also have a new Power-Pole Pro Series II for the Big Bass honors.

Lee & Ware also earn


Garmin anglers Denton Cooper & Matt Cooper take home Second with 27-05

Denton Cooper & Matt Cooper came back to the scales at Oak Cove Marina today with a five-bass limit weighing 27-05 earning them the runner-up spot and a check worth $5,666.00.

“It was all about the frog today,” said Matt. “We found one solid 20-yard stretch of grass in practice that we caught a few 3 pounders in during practice and then went back today and ‘milked’ it for all it was worth.”

The team said after weigh-in that they used a Spro Bronzeye Popper to do their damage and caught 12-15 keepers during the day. The team also took home the $300 Garmin Graph Bonus contingency check.


TERRY HAWKINS & TRACEY HAWKINS round out the Top-3 with 26-08

There was definitely a mix of reports from the TXTT teams at weigh-in on either fishing shallow or targeting their fish out deep. For the local team of Terry Hawkins and Tracey Hawkins, fishing deeper water with big worms captured the third-place spot for them.

“As big of a bag as we had, it was sure a grind out there,” said Mercury angler Terry Hawkins. “The lake isn’t fishing as super great as the results are showing, for us it was all about picking up a confidence bait and grinding it out.”

The team reported catching their fish on a big worms Texas-Rigged. They also picked up a few bonus keepers throwing a Strike King Structure Head rigged with a creature bait. For third place, the team took home a check worth $2,652.00.

Rest of the Top-10

  • 4th: Austin Miles & Darrin Longoria: 25-10, $2,962.00
  • 5th: Robert Anderson & Brian Brown: 24-15, $2,437.00
  • 6th: George Glass & Trent Manuel: 24-11, $1,246.00
  • 7th: Russell Cecil & Todd Casteldine: 23-13, $1,610.00
  • 8th: Jason Truitt & Johnny Rae: 23-11, $1,421.00
  • 9th: Mike Pharr & Jeff Wallace: 23-05, $1,559.00
  • 10th: Shane Howell & Jeff Reynolds: 22-01, $1,390.00

Full results can be found through the link here.

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1 thoughts on “Lee & Ware Go Back-to-Back on Richland Chambers with 35-10!

  1. James Harrison says:

    We need to return to Lake fork next year. It’s the one stop where it’s anybody’s game! I really enjoyed fishing there

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