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Guilott and Hensley Dominate Labor Day Tournament


Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at:

According to some, Rayburn has been fishing tough and being stingy. Howard Guilott and Brad Hensley did not get the memo. Their THREE fish limit weighed 22.68 pounds leaving them over 6 pounds heavier than the second place team! Included in their stringer was an 8.90 pound giant that also won Daiwa Big Bass honors. Guilott and Hensley left the Cassels Boykin Pavilion with $2,700 in cash plus a Daiwa Tatula SV reel.

On any other day, a 16.27 pound stringer would win a three fish tournament, but it did not happen that way for the team of Dean Perkins and Sam Huckabee. They finished the day in second place winning $1,800. Third place was nailed down by Brian Schott and Scott Gill with their sack of fish weighing 15.66 pounds. Their day on the water was worth $1,480. Rounding out the top four places was Purcell Sigler and Tommy Washington with 14.71 pounds anchored by a giant of their own tipping the scales at 8.24 pounds. Sigler and Washington took home $1,200 for their efforts.

Going into the tournament, the team of Bubba Frazier and Tommy Hill were leading the Outlaw Of The Year standings. Frazier and Hill were not only able to hang on to their lead, but they managed to extend their lead by a few points. With only one tournament left in the OOY race, there are three teams that could possibly walk away with the trophy.

There were a total of 94 teams that braved the extreme Labor Day heat. We appreciate each and every one of you coming out and supporting Outlaw Outdoors. This was the last of our 3 fish tournaments for 2019. We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks for the V&M Tournament on September 15 at Cassels Boykin Pavilion.


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Monday Night

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Tuesday Night

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Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 4)

GOOD. Water stained; 61 degrees; 2.50 ’ low. Largemouth bass are good on Alabama rigs in shallower water and remain active throughout most of the day. Topwater has helped early and late, especially up the northern forks. White bass continue to be fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among the same bass habitats. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.