UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Newberry wins Stren Series event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

JASPER, Texas – Pro Dicky Newberry of Houston, Texas, caught a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the Stren Series Texas Division tournament presented by Yamaha on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with a four-day total of 20 bass weighing 74-01. For his victory, Newberry earned $25,000 cash and a $40,000 198VX Ranger boat powered by Yamaha. He also earned $4,500 in Ranger Cup and Powered by Yamaha bonuses for a total of $69,500 in winnings. READ MORE »

Newberry gets long-awaited Stren win

Newberry gets long-awaited Stren win

JASPER, Texas — Houston pro Dicky Newberry has a lake house on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, so he knows this fishery as well as about anyone. But the veteran angler said that knowledge has been a stumbling block to pulling off a big victory here in the past. He demolished his home-lake curse Saturday, winning the Stren Texas event in dramatic fashion. READ MORE »

Dalbey does it

Dalbey does it

JASPER, Texas — It says it right in the rules for a Stren Series tournament: Pros supply the boat … and are in control of its movement; co-anglers fish from the back deck. But it seemed like co-angler Rich Dalbey of Greenville, Texas, was in the driver’s seat this week, and on Saturday he deftly navigated his way to a Stren Series Texas Division win on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. READ MORE »

Passing Sam Rayburn’s test

Passing Sam Rayburn’s test

JASPER, Texas — Winning a Stren Series event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir seems to be as much a rite of passage in tournament fishing as it is a badge of honor. Add to that top awards worth as much as $65,000 for the winning pro and $35,000 for the co-angler winner, and it’s no wonder these competitors seemed as focused as laser beams before the final takeoff Saturday morning. READ MORE »

Cecil leads Stren Series event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

JASPER, Texas – Pro Russell Cecil of Willis, Texas, caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 11 ounces Friday to capture his lead in the Stren Series Texas Division tournament presented by Yamaha on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. With a three-day catch of 14 bass weighing 52-11, he holds a 1-pound, 6-ounce lead over his closest competitor heading into the final day of competition. READ MORE »

Cecil sidles up to Stren Texas lead

Cecil sidles up to Stren Texas lead

JASPER, Texas — The leaderboard at the Stren Series Texas Division event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir has played out a bit like a game of musical chairs this week, and Russell Cecil grabbed the best seat Friday to take over the pro lead with a three-day total of 52 pounds, 11 ounces. READ MORE »

Cold front covers Sam Rayburn

Cold front covers Sam Rayburn

JASPER, Texas — As the temperature sank significantly Friday, so likely did the hopes of many Stren Series Texas anglers that bass would move up to spawn in Sam Rayburn Reservoir today. But don’t expect that to have a cooling effect on competition, as Friday marks the cut, meaning only the 10 pros and 10 co-anglers with the heaviest three-day cumulative weights by day’s end will survive to fish the finals tomorrow. READ MORE »

Walker leads Stren Series event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

JASPER, Texas – Pro Phillip Walker of Spring Branch, Texas, caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces Thursday to capture the lead in the Stren Series Texas Division tournament presented by Yamaha on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. With a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 37-7, he now holds a 1-pound, 9-ounce lead over second place pro James Stricklin Jr. of Jasper, Texas, who managed to haul in a total of 10 bass weighing 35-14 during the first two days of competition. READ MORE »

Walker emerges from fog as Stren leader

Walker emerges from fog as Stren leader

JASPER, Texas — Maybe it was last night’s lunar eclipse or the full moon, maybe it’s that the bass are stubbornly on the verge of spawning – for that matter, maybe it can be chalked up to the oddity of a leap year. Whatever the cause, things got turned on their head on day two of Stren Series Texas action at Sam Rayburn, beginning with a fog delay in the morning. READ MORE »

Sam Rayburn conditions favor shallow bite

Sam Rayburn conditions favor shallow bite

JASPER, Texas — With the forecast calling for an 80-percent chance of precipitation Thursday, Stren Series Texas Division anglers were already collecting on those odds by takeoff time at Sam Rayburn Reservoir on day two. The field of 173 pros and as many co-anglers began competition shortly after 7 a.m. in a thick, foggy atmosphere of 100 percent humidity and can look forward to damp conditions throughout the day including rain. READ MORE »

Dickerson leads Stren Series event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

JASPER, Texas – Pro Tommy Dickerson of Orange, Texas, caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 6 ounces Wednesday to lead opening day of the Stren Series Texas Division tournament presented by Yamaha on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. READ MORE »

Dickerson leads charge of heavy brigade

Dickerson leads charge of heavy brigade

JASPER, Texas — A lunar eclipse is on tonight’s horizon, but as Texas Division competition began Wednesday at Sam Rayburn Reservoir, it was Tommy Dickerson who overshadowed the competition to start this Stren Series tournament. READ MORE »

Stren Texas anglers set to sack ’em

Stren Texas anglers set to sack ’em

JASPER, Texas — Prefishing for stop No. 2 on the 2008 Stren Series Texas Division schedule has been better than expected, according to some of the anglers in the 173-boat field. Add to that favorably changing conditions and reports of serious stringers caught just days ago in a weekend team tourney, and you have all the telltale signs of an impending heavyweight slugfest at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. READ MORE »