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Texas Team Trail Presented by Cabela's Opens Season on Sam Rayburn

Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for first TXTT event of 2017 

by: Blue Heron Communications,

(Jan 25, 2017 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fl)  The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its first regular-season event of the 2017 tournament season on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Known by tournament fishermen as "Big Sam," the sprawling Angelina River impoundment has hosted the opener each year, typically with impressive results.
Registration for the event is already underway - anglers can secure an opportunity to pre-fish Friday, Jan. 27, by completing their registration online or via phone prior to midnight on Thursday, Jan. 26. Additionally, all anglers that pre-register online at will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Cabela's gift card.   
The Sam Rayburn event is the first regular-season event of four 2017 qualifying events that guarantee a fully rigged, 18-foot boat, motor, trailer package as first-place prize. The winning anglers at Sam Rayburn will walk away with a brand-new Stratos 189VLO powered by a 150HP Evinrude, valued at $32,395.
In addition to the payout, the event offers anglers an unprecedented opportunity in terms of sponsor bonuses and television coverage. The budget-friendly $250 entry fee, plus multiple contingency programs and a guaranteed, over-100 percent payback at every event provides tremendous value to the weekend angler.
On-site registration is set for Friday, Jan. 27, from 3-6 p.m. at Umphrey Pavilion (5438 RR 255 West, Sam Rayburn, TX 75951). At least one team member must attend, as boat numbers will be assigned during this time. The tournament will launch Saturday, Jan. 28, at safe light from Umphrey Pavilion and weigh-in will begin at the same location at 3 p.m.
Anglers with questions or anyone interested in more details on the event are encouraged to visit or call 210-281-1752 or 210-788-4143.
Texas Team Trail events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Cabela's, Ranger Boats, Lucas Oil, RAM, Mercury, Minn Kota, Triton Boats, Power-Pole, Arctic Ice, Stratos Boats, Evinrude, Lowrance, Navionics, Protect the Harvest, BoatU.S., General Tire, SuperClean, Garmin, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, Atlas, G-Juice, Powertex Group.
2017 TXTT scheduled events:
January 28 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir
February 18 - Toledo Bend
April 1 - Belton Lake
April 29 - Lake Texoma
June 3-4 - Livingston Lake