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Clayton Boulware WINS! ALONE!!

A/Q Livingston Saturday Series Championship

by: Bill & Barbara Long, Anglers Quest

1st Place - Clayton Boulware, Zavalla, Tx (fishing alone).
Photo by Anglers Choice
2nd Place - Charles Ford from Jasper, Tx & Ron Risenhoover from Lufkin, Tx
Photo by Anglers Quest
(Oct. 02, 2012 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX)

Anglers Quest 2012 Sam Rayburn Saturday Series Championship is now in the books, and the Saturday Series for Sam Rayburn is complete for 2012. The event began on Friday evening with dinner & drinks at The Stump Bar & Grill with the presentation of the special "Anglers of the Year Goal Post" to the 4 time in a row "Anglers of the Year", Rusty Clark & Cory Rambo, they will receive free paid entries to all A/Q Sam Rayburn Saturday Series Events in 2013. The Side Pot Auction followed and sold teams from $200 and up to raise $4500.00 to add to the anglers pot.

The weather was cloudy, cool and raining on Saturday & Sunday, with mid 60's at daybreak to low 80's during the day with a light breeze for the event on Saturday and blustery 30 plus mph winds on Sunday. As the event got underway with the 28 qualified teams taking off into the dim morning light from their choice of launch ramps around the lake at 6:45 am. The anglers were all going for the $13,190.00 purse that was the payback by Anglers Quest at this Championship event. The water at Big Sam was at approximately 1 ft below normal pool level. At the end of day 1 the 28 teams brought in 24 limits of bass, 127 fish that totaled 352.00 lbs with a 2.77 avg. At the end of day 2 the 28 teams brought in 21 limits of bass, 108 fish that totaled 264.91 lbs with a 2.62 avg.

After the 2 full days of competition the team of Brian Branham & Keith White from Sam Rayburn did have the 1st BB of the event at a fine 8.20 lber and collected $1000.00 for that one bite. They also brought in a total of 10 bass at 28.25 lbs to collect the 2 Martel Welding Works Rhino Bed Liner $25.00 gift certificates. The team of Rodney Owens from Ragley, La & Scott Gill from DeRidder, La brought in 10 bass at 28.64 lbs to claim 6th place and $340.00. The team of John Packard from Nacogdoches, Tx & Josh Sowell from Shelbyville, Tx came to the scales with 10 bass at 29.33 lbs to give them a 5th place finish and collected $825.00 for their portion of the purse and Side Pot.

The team of Johnny McKee & Charles Maclin ran their bass rig to the north end of the lake to bring in a 10 bass limit at 29.50 lbs and claimed 4th place and $700.00. They did purchase their team in the Side Pot auction for $200.00 and received another check for $450.00 giving them an $1150.00 payday.

The 2012 Anglers of the Year Rusty Clark from Sam Rayburn, Tx & Cory Rambo from Orange, Tx brought in 10 bass at 32.77 lbs to claim 3rd place and $800.00. Rusty & Cory did purchase their team in the Side Pot auction for $200.00 and received an additional check for $675.00 making them a total of $1475.00. They always wish to Thank their sponsors West LTD, Ranger Boats, Yamaha, River 2 Sea, Daley's Hunt & Fish, Castaway Rods, River City Hospice, G & G Enterprise, Hummingbird & Minn Kota.

The team of Charles Ford from Jasper, Tx & Ron Risenhoover from Lufkin, Tx ran Ron's Champion/Honda bass rig to the far north end of the lake around the 103 bridge and brought in 10 bass at 37.23 lbs and claimed 2nd place and $1600.00. Charles & Ron did purchase their team in the Side Pot auction for $200.00 and received an additional check for $1125.00 making them a total of $3125.00. They also wanted to Thank their sponsors Viscious Line, Bass Kandi Lures, Daiichi Hooks, Castaway Rods, Interstate Batteries,The Tackle Monkey, Performance Marine Propellers, Champion Boats & Honda Marine.

The one man team of Clayton Boulware from Zavalla, Tx ran his Z8 Nitro/Mercury to north lake areas around the 147 bridge to catch his 10 bass using his Falcon special H&H rods with Bass Pro Shops pro qualifiers carbon lite reels spooled with bass pro fluorocarbon and braided line. These rods were tipped with yellow magic's, Pradco football headed jigs and tx rigged Yum Wooly Bullys. Clayton came to the scales with 5 bass at 24.97 lbs on day 1 and 5 more on day 2 at 17.38 lbs to give him the 1st place finish at 42.35 lbs. Clayton did buy in the side pot for $200.00. Clayton collected a total of $5275.00 for his day on the water...Good Job!!.

Anglers Quest 2013 Schedules & Rules are now available online at the anglers-quest website. The 1st events for the 2013 season will be the Saturday Series Team event on Sam Rayburn, January 5, & the Individual event on January 6, 2013. Entry and sign up can be done by phone by credit card or at the Anglers Quest bus the morning of the event at The Umphrey Pavilion. For any info contact Mr Bill at 281-852-8842. Anglers Quest wants to thank all the Anglers that have participated in any A/Q events and also Thanks to all the A/Q Staff & Sponsors. All A/Q events in 2013 will be trailering events conducted on Lake Houston, Lake Livingston and Sam Rayburn.

Anglers Quest suggest the use of products & services from these sponsors: Automated Mailing Solutions, Bowden Marine Sales & Service, Buster McNuttys, Check-It Stik, City of Jasper, Tx-Chamber, Custom Built Awards, D&S Mobil RV Repair, Executive Security Integrators, Experience Lake Livingston,, Foster Fence Ltd, Humble Sign Co, Jasper Economic Development District #1, J&C Carts, Kickapoo Bait & Tackle, Lake Houston Marina, Lone Star Buffet, Martel's Welding Works, Power Pole, Rayburn Country Resort, Royal Purple Synthetic Oil, Santone Lures, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Superior Paint Works Inc., The Stump Restaurant & Club, Tiremax Fishing, Tri County Construction Co., Vincent Turf Farms, Zapata Chamber of Commerce

God Bless & Good Fishing to All...
Anglers Quest, Mr Bill & Barbara Long
3rd Place - Anglers of the Year Rusty Clark from Sam Rayburn, Tx & Cory Rambo from Orange, Tx
Photo by Anglers Quest
1st Place Big Bass - Brian Branham from Sam Rayburn & Keith White (not pictured)
Photo by Anglers Quest