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FLW Tour Recap: Sam Rayburn Reservoir

FLW Tour Recap: Sam Rayburn Reservoir

It has been an exciting season on the 2012 Walmart FLW Tour and finally getting to visit the famous Sam Rayburn was a perfect ending. Strangely, I’d never seen Rayburn in my 12 years as a professional. Standing next to the water before practice began was humbling to me. This is where our sport began and so many historic tournaments have been held there that I was in awe just being there. READ MORE »

Marks makes magic on Rayburn

Marks makes magic on Rayburn

LUFKIN, Texas – Christmas came early for Strike King pro Phil Marks. Yesterday, the tenured Texas angler said he needed cloudy weather to tap the full potential of his offshore spots and, after three days of mostly sunny conditions, he got the skies he needed to turn in a crushing performance that topped the Walmart FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. READ MORE »

Marks wins final 2012 Walmart FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury

Marks wins final 2012 Walmart FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury

LUFKIN, Texas – Phil Marks of Dallas, Texas, marked his spot in the FLW record books by catching a 32-pound, 12-ounce sack on the final day of competition at the Walmart FLW Tour on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury giving him a 16-pound, 5-ounce margin of victory, the third largest in FLW Tour Open history. EverStart pro Randall Tharp of Gardendale, Ala., holds the current record for largest margin of victory, 23-9, which he set at the 2012 season opener on Lake Okeechobee. READ MORE »

Farris sweeps Rayburn

Farris sweeps Rayburn

LUFKIN, Texas – When Clint Farris saw his productivity cut by more than half on day two, he worried that the numbers would catch up with him in the end. He was nearly right, but the Joshua, Texas co-angler found himself on the right side of a whisper-thin margin as he won the FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. READ MORE »

Marks moves ahead on Rayburn

Marks moves ahead on Rayburn

LUFKIN, Texas – In a week that has seen Sam Rayburn Reservoir off its game, Strike King pro Phil Marks has had to diversify his. Doing so, he's pushed himself to the top of the field heading into the final round of FLW Tour Open on this East Texas powerhouse. READ MORE »

Marks takes lead at Walmart FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury

Marks takes lead at Walmart FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury

LUFKIN, Texas – Sam Rayburn Reservoir got even tougher for the pros on day three of the Walmart FLW Tour Open presented by Mercury as Phil Marks of Dallas, Texas, took the lead over Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas, Saturday with a five-bass limit that weighed 18 pounds, 1 ounce. Marks’ three-day total of 49-4 gives him a mere 14-ounce lead going into the final day of competition. READ MORE »

Combs climbs atop Rayburn

Combs climbs atop Rayburn

LUFKIN, Texas – Keith Combs wasn't completely convinced that his shallow bite was off, but today it took him less time to decide than yesterday. The decision proved crucial, as he put together another solid limit that lifted him to the lead position at the FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. READ MORE »

Combs takes lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented By Mercury

Combs takes lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented By Mercury

LUFKIN, Texas – It was a new day of fishing on Sam Rayburn Reservoir as Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas, took the lead Friday at the Walmart FLW Tour on Sam Rayburn presented by Mercury. Rayburn produced, as expected, a lot of 6- and 7-pound bass, however, the bites were fewer and further between. Combs’ five-bass limit weighed 16-11 and gave him a two-day total of 33-7, and a 2-pound, 1-ounce lead over second place fellow Texan Todd Castledine of Nacogdoches. READ MORE »

Kenney goes deep, leads Rayburn

Kenney goes deep, leads Rayburn

LUFKIN, Texas – The bite was tough on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, but Straight Talk pro J.T. Kenney wasn't flipping out – literally or figuratively. In fact, the angler from Palm Bay, Fla. kept his cool and sacked up 19 pounds, 6 ounces to set the day-one lead by a margin of 2-4. READ MORE »

Kenney leads Walmart FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn presented by Mercury

Kenney leads Walmart FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn presented by Mercury

LUFKIN, Texas – Straight Talk pro J.T. Kenney of Palm Bay, Fla., took the early lead at the Walmart FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury with a five-bass limit that weighed 19 pounds, 6 ounces. A field of the best bass professionals in the world are battling it out for a first-place cash prize of up to $125,000. Kenney leads second-place angler Tommy Durham of Whitney, Texas, by 2 pounds, 4 ounces. READ MORE »

Cowboys and ingenuity

Cowboys and ingenuity

LUFKIN, Texas. – There's not much concern over catching fish on Sam Rayburn Reservoir – it's catching big fish that's going to take some extra effort in the FLW Tour Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. READ MORE »