Division Information

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Bass Pro Shops Open Series
Southeast Texas
Tournament Director
Chris Wayand
(256)230-5627

Date Location/Results Ramp/Info Register
2/23/19
Sam Rayburn Umphrey Pavilion
3/23/19
Sam Rayburn Cassel's Boykin
6/29/19
Sam Rayburn Umphrey Pavilion
9/14/19
Sam Rayburn Umphrey Pavilion
10/26/19 Toledo bend Cypress Bend Park
Division 10 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Fish Points
(Co-Angler)
American Bass Anglers

 

Previous Season (2018)

 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Castledine Wins $5000 at Sam Rayburn Ram Truck Open Series Event

Todd Castledine of Nacogdoches, TX won the Texas Southeast Division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Sam Rayburn on January 23, 2015. Castledine weighed in a 20.77 pound limit of Texas-sized bass to win $5325. “The day started out pretty. I caught two right off of the bat in places I really didn’t plan on fishing. I caught the first two on a Red Eye Shad and then, went without a bite for a couple hours. After that, I caught two within four or five minutes on a 6XD. I only caught seven keepers today. About 1:30, I caught my biggest one. Yesterday was shockingly good and I really expected today to be the same way, but it wasn’t,” said Castledine.

Galen Bennett Slagle, LA finished in second place with 20.57 pounds earning $1654. “I basically sat in 6-7 feet of water throwing soft plastics to the edge of the hay grass. They were picking it up very slowly. If you didn’t let them eat the bait for a couple of seconds, you wouldn’t get a good hookset. I missed five bites that I think would have helped me,” said Bennett.

The third place spot went to Kris Wilson of Montgomery, TX with 20.14 pounds winning $1103. Wilson utilized Carolina rigged plastics and crankbaits for his third place catch. “I started on some fish in shallow water and caught a limit there. Then, I went out to some deeper water since the conditions were different today,” said Wilson.

Jerry E. Dubose of Silsbee, TX brought in a 9.00 pound largemouth to claim Boater Big Bass and win $800 from the Big Bass Pot. “It was the last fish of the day on the very last cast. It just goes to show that you never know and God is good,” said Dubose.

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Collins Wins Two-Day Championship on Sam Rayburn

Albert Collins of Nacogdoches, TX won the Texas Southeast Ram Weekend Bass Series Two-Day Championship event on August 22-23, 2015 at Sam Rayburn running. His winning two-day limit of 41.92 pounds was worth $1950. "I really didn't figure I could beat Clayton after Day One and I thought he would catch 20 plus again today. I was fishing drop-offs with a Texas rigged worm and I threw a crankbait a little. Most everything came on a Missile Baits Tomahawk worm and a Mister Twister 10 inch worm," said Collins.

Clayton Boulware of Zavalla, TX finished in second place with a two-day total of 41.60 pounds winning $994. "It was a good weekend. I had everything I weighed in on Day One by 12:15. When you're culling four pounders, you tend to quit doing that, because you know you need those fish the next day. On Day One, I had four on a frog and one on a 6XD. On Day Two, I went back and threw a frog all day and had a five pounder pretty quick. They just didn't bite near as well as they did on Day One. I had one about five pounds on a frog that just came off. I knew what I had to have and who I needed to beat and what I had wasn't enough to beat Albert. I can't complain. When you have over 40 pounds and catch most of them on a frog, what can you say?” said Boulware.

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