(Aug. 13, 2013 - Sam Rayburn, TX)... uest
Anglers Quest 2013 Sam Rayburn Saturday Team Series #8 out of The Umphrey Pavilion at Sam Rayburn, Tx began this event with 68 teamed anglers showing up to fish for the $5970.00 purse. Any team that entered a minimum of 6 of the Sam Rayburn Saturday Series events automatically qualified for the 2-day Rayburn Championship. The top team in points after the series was declared the Team Anglers of the Year. N Dee Williams & Jeff Wise was awarded free entries to all 2014 Rayburn Saturday Series events. The teams entering all 8 Livingston Saturday series events were automatically qualified for all 3 of the Lake Series 2-day Championships. Any team qualifying for any A/Q Championship will be allowed to enter the "Tournament of Champions" on October 23-27 at Toledo Bend.
This 8th event of 2013 was started at 6:15 am. Sam Rayburn water was in good shape and 2.50 feet below normal pool level with water temps ranning 84-86 degrees. The weather at takeoff was a calm 72 degrees with a warming to 95 degrees by weigh in time. The fish catching was decent on Big Sam today as there were 10 limits brought to the scales, for a total of 60 bass at 170.24 lbs making the average bass brought to the scales today weigh 2.83 lb.
The team of Randy Despino from Colfax, La & Bill Rogers from Jasper, Tx ran their bass rig to north lake areas with matted hydrilla to catch their bass throwing tx rigged baits in 4-10 ft of water. They managed to cull a number of times to finish in 1st place with a sack of 5 bass at 19.40 lbs. Bill Rogers also had the Foremost insurance policy through the Salamone agency and collected the $200.00 Bonus. This win & bonus made them $2800.00 for their day on the water.
The team of Tommy Hill & Bubba Frazier from Kountze, Tx ran Tommy’s Bullett/Mercury to north lake areas to catch their bass throwing Tx rigged worms & lizards along with top water pop n frogs in 3-7 ft of water. They managed to cull from many keepers to finish in 2nd place with 18.57 lbs and made them $1300.00 for their day on the water.
The team of Chris McCall from Brookeland, Tx & Clayton Boulware from Zavalla ran Clayton’s Nitro/Mercury bass rig to north lake creek areas to probe the grassy areas holding bass to bring 18.00 lbs to the scales. They finished in 3rd and collected $650.00 for their day on the water.
The team of Ricky Guy from Humble, Tx & Eric Hunt from Buna, Tx ran Ricky’s West LTD wrapped Ranger/Mercury bass rig to north lake areas over grass to catch their bass in 4-10 ft of water on Jigs. They managed to cull several times to finish in 4th place with 16.05 lbs. This made them $450.00 for their day on the water. The team of Rusty Harvey from Nederland, Tx & Chris Harvey from Vidor, Tx finished in 5th with 15.96 lbs. This finish made them $350.00 for their day on the water. The team of Mike Needham & Todd Gualandri finished in 6th with 14.50 lbs and collected $240.00.
The Big Bass in this event was brought to the scales by Doc Eddleman & Mark Thompson, a fine 6.77 lber that netted them $150.00. The entire results from this and all A/Q events put on by Anglers Quest can be viewed at www.anglers-quest.com
The Sam Rayburn Resort is now giving away to 1st place out of the money a Stay & Play package valued at $200.00 for each of the Rayburn team events. Justin Cochran & Mike Oates were the recipients of this package at this event. The Foremost Insurance Group through The Salamone Agency in Jasper & Kirbyville, Tx has come on board with A/Q to offer a great incentive bonus program for owning a Foremost policy?check out the details on our site. Bill Rogers was the $200.00 bonus winner at this event making him an additional $200.00.
A/Q would like to give a special thanks to our sponsors who offer the Incentive Bonus dollars for our anglers in the Anglers Quest Tournament Trail, The Foremost Group..ie The Salamone Agency, The Sam Rayburn Resort, Bowden Marine, Power Pole "Captains Cash", Solar Bat Sunglasses, Martel’s Rhino Bed Liners, Buster McNutty’s Gift Cards and PAA membership bonus. Please read the qualifications for these great incentives on our Anglers Quest web site.
Anglers Quest will be back on Lake Houston for the 21st of 23 Tuesday evening events on August 13th. On August 17th Anglers Quest will be on Lake Houston for the 8th & final Saturday Series event. On August 18th A/Q will be back on Lake Livingston for the 8th & final Individual event of the year. Then A/Q will be back on Lake Houston on August 20th & 27th for the final 2 Tuesday evening events.
Anglers Quest still accepts Credit Cards. Pre enter any event and you DO NOT have to report to the A/Q bus the morning of the events. Call Mr Bill or Barbara Long at 281-852-8842 for any information or entry.
Anglers Quest suggest the use of these sponsors products & services: Automated Mailing Solutions, Bowden Marine Sales & Service, Buster McNuttys, Check-It Stik, City of Jasper, Tx-Chamber, City of Onalaska, Custom Built Awards, Executive Security Integrators, FishingWorld.com, Foremost Insurance Group, Foster Fence Ltd, Freeway Truck Sales, Jasper Economic Development District #1, Kickapoo Bait & Tackle, Lake Houston Marina, Lone Star Buffet, Martels Welding Works, Need More Tackle, Power Pole, Rayburn Country Resort, Royal Purple Synthetic Oil, Sabine County Tourism, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Superior Paint Works Inc., The Stump Bar & Grill, Tri County Construction Co., Vincent Turf Farms.
God Bless & Good Fishing to All...
Anglers Quest, Mr Bill & Barbara Long