Brookeland, TX (March 25, 2023)- The second stop of the 2023 Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s Texas Team Trail presented by Progressive season on Sam Rayburn Reservoir greeted the 193 teams to warmer conditions, clear skies, and over all tough conditions to make things challenging among some of the best anglers in Texas. Once the day ended, Team Cory Rambo and Rusty Clark walked away as champions after weighing a five bass limit for 21 pounds 10 ounces.
“The morning started out pretty solid for us” said Mercury Marine angler Corey Rambo. “We caught a limit pretty quick fishing with a Carolina Rig, when the sun got high and the temperature started getting hot we covered some old school spots with a 6th Sense 300DD crankbait to cull up to the weight we weighed in”.
The Orange, TX team walked away with a new 2023 Ranger Z-518 powered by a 150hp Mercury Pro XS. The winning team also cashed in on the Mercury Marine Contingency Bonus, and in all walked away from Sam Rayburn Reservoir with $55,850 in cash and prizes.
Mundy & Bonds for Second
Team Derek Mundy & Jason Bonds took home second place by only 5 ounces after weighing in a five bass limit of 21 pounds 5 ounces and Power-Pole Big Bass honors. Mundy and Bonds also were able to claim the $500 Garmin Contingency Bonus. In total for their efforts, the team was awarded $6,866.00.
At the end of the tournament, the team reported, “…our day was tough. The first part of the day we junk fished up shallow and were able to catch a few key fish off a bed. Later in the day we related to an old secret of ours to catch our big fish”. That fish weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces.
2022 TXTT Championship Winning Team Campbell & Frankens Take Home Third
2022 Texas Team Trail Championship winners Shaine Campbell & Wyatt Frankens took home the third-place spot with a limit that weighed 20 pounds 5 ounces. Cashing a check for a total of $4,579.00
At the end of their fishing day, they went on to say, “like everyone else, we had a very tough tournament. Today we had to run a lot of history and completely scrap what we found in practice. Mid-morning, we had to pick up our confidence bait, a 6th Sense 300DD crankbait, and run a deep pattern. This helped us finish out a small limit and then cull up to get the weight we had at weigh-in.”
Rounding Out the Top-10
4.) Henry Creel & Jason Griffin- 19.12
5.) Brian Brown & Robert Anderson- 19.10
6.) Jeff Bridges & Garret Hilton- 19.02
7.) Seth Furmanek & Robert Kettner- 18.09
8.) Ben Morton & Connor Whisenant- 17.08
9.) Adam Dunn & Shelby Shaw- 17.04
10.) Kris Wilson & Bryan Lohr- 16.14
Texas Team Trail would like to thank local White River Marine Group dealer Premiere Boating Center of Jasper, TX.
The next stop of the 2023 Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s Texas Team Trail presented by Progressive event is on Lake Ray Roberts, April 22nd, 2023. Registration can be found here: https://outdoorteamworks.com/trail/txtt/registration/
Official results are located through this link: https://www.texasteamtrail.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2023/03/2023-Sam-Rayburn-2-Final-Results.pdf