SCBA March Tournament on Sam Rayburn

March 23, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers held the second event of the 2015 season last weekend at Cassells-Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn. The lake was still rising from all of the recent rains and the bass were moving more shallow as the muddy water warmed up for spawning. This wet weather didn’t deter the 38 teams of anglers from putting on the rain gear and striking out in search of the winning stringers of bass.

Bobby Joe Cartwright and Michael “Lil Man” Gardner prevailed over Mother Nature and the rest of the anglers bringing in the heaviest limit of bass weighing 26.72lbs. The team reported catching their fish in shallow, stained water on chatterbaits. The second place big bass of the event, an 8.16lb lunker, anchored their winning sack. David Horton and Alan Horne captured the second place spot with 19.62lbs including the overall big bass tipping the scales at 8.22lbs. These fish were reported caught by flipping craw worms into the flooded buck brush. The third place team of John Olive and Jason Wells also reported flipping flooded buck brush with their third place limit of bass weighing 16.13lbs. Rounding out the money spots was the fourth place team of Purdell Sigler and Vernon Jackson with a hefty limit of Big Sam bass coming in to the scales at 15.92lbs. The team combo pot was won by Team “Big Deal” Jacob Permenter and Cody Barton paired with Bobby Addison and Clarence Sanderson for a nice combined pay day.

The next event is planned for April 25th-26th out of Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Feel free to contact any member for information about the club, or visit our website at for more details.