Team Burleigh & Rodgers Take Texas Team Trail on Sam Rayburn with 29.14 lbs

Team Burleigh & Rodgers Take Texas Team Trail on Sam Rayburn with 29.14 lbs

BROOKELAND, TX. – It’s been six years since the Ranger Boats team of Casey Burleigh & Josh Rodgers found a magical spot on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Today, at the first stop of the 2024 Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Texas Team Trail presented by Progressive, the team was able to cash in on that magical spot — catching a five bass limit worth 29.14 lbs. For their efforts, the team walked away with $54,904 in cash and prizes. This included a 2024 Ranger Z-518 with 150hp Mercury motor.

“We started out our day shallow, but it was just blown out by the wind today,” said the winning team. “All day we told ourselves we needed to go out deep and stop trying to gamble on some shallow fish we found in practice. Once we got out there it was a one cast deal and the five fish we caught were the fish we brought to the scales.”

The team reported catching their fish using a Carolina Rig with a fluke style bait in 35 feet of water.

The team came in early to weigh-in knowing they had a good sack of fish, but didn’t realize it would hold up for the entire weigh-in. “We are super stoked to take the win today, but man that was a long weigh-in sweating it out through all of the other teams,” the team also stated. “We just want to thank our families for all of the support, being here at weigh-in for us, but also Ranger boats for building a great product that we really needed today on a windy Rayburn”

Frazier & Hill Take Second

Taking second place today with a five bass limit of 26.01 was the team of Bubba Frazier Tommy Hill. Relying on Chatterbaits and Lipless Crankbaits all day, the team reported staying shallow all day fishing grass and catching multiple keepers throughout the day and moving around finding active schools.

“There wasn’t anything too specific on the grass we were fishing, the fish told us where we needed to be and where we needed to stay,” said Frazier and Hill. “We want to thank Texas Team Trail for putting on great events for anglers in Texas but also Freedom Firearms for helping us.”

The team took home $7,426.

Third Goes to Nitro Boats team Lohr & Simon

Weighing in 25.05, team Bryan Lohr & Jonathan Simon finished third place.

“Cranking was the deal for us today” said team member Bryan Lohr. “We fished river ledges all day and caught fish all day long throwing a Strike King 6XD. It wasn’t too specific but relating to those ledges seemed to work the best.”

The team also took home Power-Pole Big Bass Award with a 9.05, for this they won a new Pro Series II shallow water anchor system and a check for $5,415.

Rest of the Top-10

· 4th: Clay Phillips & David Shaw- 23.12, $4,585

· 5th: Charles Whited & Mike Power- 23.06, $3,365

· 6th: Rusty Miller & Ricky Stephens- 23.03, $2,810

· 7th: Mike Williams & Rick Williams- 22.04, $2,240

· 8th: Shane Howell & Jeff Reynolds- 22.00, $2,25

· 9th: Spencer Fair & Blake Castleberry- 21.00, $1,800

· 10th: Ryan Reynolds & Jay Bennet- 20.03, $1,695

Full results can be found through the link here.

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?2024 Texas Team Trail Schedule:

  • February 17th – Brookeland, TX | Sam Rayburn Reservoir
  • March 23rd – Brookeland, TX | Sam Rayburn Reservoir
  • April 13th – Yantis, TX | Lake Fork
  • May 4th – Corsicana, TX | Richland Chambers
  • June 8-9th – Many, LA | Toledo Bend Reservoir – CHAMPIONSHIP

About Texas Team Trail

Texas Team Trail is a part of the Outdoor TeamWorks family of fishing tournaments. The OTW brand offers a wide range of fishing events from professional tournaments to grassroots fishing derbies. All events are supported by some of the top companies in the nation and include on-site activation and activities, as well as extensive media support. For additional live updates and information, follow TXTT on Facebook and Instagram.

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