(Sep. 03, 2012 - Umphrey Pavilion,Sam Rayburn, TX)...
Anglers Quest 2012 Sam Rayburn Individual Series Championship is now in the books, and the Individual Series for Sam Rayburn is complete for 2012. The event began on Friday evening with dinner & drinks at The Stump and the presentation of the special " Anglers Quest Goal Post" to the "2012 Angler of the Year", Clayton Boulware, Clayton will receive free paid entries to all A/Q Sam Rayburn Individual Series Events in 2013. The Side Pot Auction followed with all but 1 Individual buying into the side pot and raised $975.00 to add to the anglers pot.
The weather was clear and sunny on Saturday & Sunday with low 70’s at daybreak to mid 90’s during the day. As the event got underway with the 7 qualified individuals taking off into the dim morning light from their choice of launch ramps around the lake at 6:30 am. The anglers were all going for the $3000.00 purse that was the payback by Anglers Quest at this Championship event. The water at Big Sam was in good condition. At the end of the 2 days the 7 teams brought in 7 limits of bass during the 2-days 50 fish that totaled 123.58 lbs with a 2.47 avg.
Ricky Guy from Humble, Tx finished in 3rd with 9 bass that tipped the scales at 18.02 lbs and collected a total of $275.00 for his days on the water. Ricky did catch the 2nd Big Bass of the event at 4.38 lbs and received a check for $100.00 for that 1 bite.
Jeff Wise from Lufkin, Tx fished this event and brought in 10 bass at 25.49 lbs to claim 2nd place and $800.00. Jeff did get in the side pot on Friday night for $300.00.
Clayton Boulware from Zavalla, Tx ran his Z8 Nitro/Mercury to north lake areas around the 147 bridge to catch his 10 bass using his Falcon special H&H rods with Bass Pro Shops pro qualifiers carbon lite reels spooled with bass pro fluorocarbon and braided line. These rods were tipped with pop r’s, Pradco football headed jigs and tx rigged Yum Wooly Bullys. Clayton came to the scales with 5 bass at 19.12 lbs on day 1 and 5 more on day 2 at 21.57 lbs to give him the 1st place finish at 40.69 lb. One of Clayton’s Bass was the 1st Big Bass of the event at 7.92 lbs and he collected $250.00 for that one bite. Clayton did buy in the side pot for $150.00. Clayton collected a total of $1925.00 for his day on the water...Good Job!!.
Anglers Quest 2013 Schedules are now available online at the anglers-quest website. The 1st events for the 2013 season will be the Saturday Series Team event on Sam Rayburn, January 5, & the Individual event on January 6, 2013. Entry and sign up can be done by mail or phone by credit card or at the Anglers Quest bus the morning of the event at The Umphrey Pavilion. For any info contact Mr Bill at 281-852-8842. Anglers Quest wants to thank all the Anglers that have participated in any A/Q events and also Thanks to all the A/Q Staff & Sponsors. All A/Q events in 2013 will be Trailering events and will be conducted on Lake Houston, Lake Livingston and Sam Rayburn.
Anglers Quest suggest the use of products & services from these sponsors: Automated Mailing Solutions, Bowden Marine Sales & Service, Buster McNuttys, Check-It Stik, City of Jasper, Tx-Chamber, Custom Built Awards, D&S Mobil RV Repair, Executive Security Integrators, Experience Lake Livingston, FishingWorld.com, Foster Fence Ltd, Humble Sign Co, Jasper Economic Development District #1, J&C Carts, Kickapoo Bait & Tackle, Lake Houston Marina, Lone Star Buffet, Martel’s Welding Works, Power Pole, Rayburn Country Resort, Royal Purple Synthetic Oil, Santone Lures, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Superior Paint Works Inc., The Stump Restaurant & Club, Tiremax Fishing, Tri County Construction Co., Vincent Turf Farms, Zapata Chamber of Commerce
God Bless & Good Fishing to All... Anglers Quest, Mr Bill & Barbara Long