Iles and Shook Win the Outlaw Team Series Championship

Danny Iles and Brian Shook. On Day 1 of The Outlaw Team Championship, Big Sam kicked them right in their teeth giving up only 11.35 pounds. On Day 2, Iles and Shook got revenge.

For all Outlaw Outdoors tournaments, the scales open at noon to allow teams to weigh in early or bring in a big fish to weigh so it does not have to stay in their live well all day. When the scales opened on Day 2, Iles and Shook were standing there with a bag of fish, and it was not just an ordinary bag of fish.

Immediately there was a tough decision that had to be made - they have to determine which of the fish in their bag was the largest to weigh for the Rambo Outdoors Big Bass.

After comparing two practically identical fish, the largest one landed on the scales at 8.56 pounds. When their entire bag of five fish was set on the scales, they locked in at 31.52 pounds, giving them a 2 day total of 42.87 pounds. That gave Iles and Shook the lead in the tournament, and ultimately it never changed.

The team of Dewayne Reese and John Cox, who on Day 1 brought in five fish for a total of 23.14 pounds. Reese and Cox needed less than 19 pounds to steal the lead away from Iles and Shook, but Rayburn got the best of them on Sunday only giving up one keeper fish. Reese and Cox ended the tournament with a 2 day total of 24.42 pounds for a 13th place finish, and their 8.62 pound big bass from Saturday held on to win the Rambo Outdoors Big Bass of the tournament. Iles and Shook took home The Outlaw Series Championship title and a check for $20,000.

The consistent team of Clayton Boulware and Albert Collins plugged away both days bringing in over 18 pounds on Day 1 and almost doing it again on Day 2 for a two day total of 35.68 pounds. Their two days on the water netted them $5,000. The third place finishers had their work cut out for them on Day 2. Clay Phillips and David Shaw struggled on Day 1 bringing only 12 pounds to the stage, but they stepped up their game for Day 2 and produced over 18 pounds for a total of 30.19 pounds. Phillips and Shaw left the Umphrey Pavilion $3,500 richer.

Photo courtesy Outlaw Outdoors

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