40.38 lbs total takes the win; Texas BASS Nation Team Trail Championship Tournament took place on Lake Limestone, Park 2
This past weekend, the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce hosted the Texas BASS Nation’s Team Trail Championship Tournament on Lake Limestone at Park 2 after a proposal by Texas BASS Nation’s president David Glezman back in March. With competitors traveling into Groesbeck from all over the state, local restaurants, gas stations, hotels, and various businesses felt the love financially. While city wide garage sale was going on, anglers fished the lake in hopes of advancing to the national level of competition and the results of the tournament can be found below.
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After two official tournament days on Lake Limestone and 25 two-man teams vying for the top spot in the Texas BASS Nation Team Trail Championship Tournament, partners Keith Carney and Chris Beeson emerged victorious. Sitting in second place at the end of day one with a total weight of 20.86 pounds, the duo beat out the leaders on day two with a grand total of 40.38 pounds to win the tournament.
“We caught all 10 fish on the same bait, and it’s a bait you can’t really get in stores,” Beeson said with a chuckle. The pair used hand-made jigs created by Carney and the fish took to them well, giving them a competitive edge and strategy that couldn’t be copied by competitors.
The BASS Nation Team Trail Championship will take place in Arkansas this year, and though Keith Carney has never fished in Arkansas, his partner has. “My family vacations in Arkansas, so I’ve fished in Arkansas for years, but it’s a pretty tough fishery.” Beeson said. “It’s a lot different than these Texas lakes that are muddy. It’s super clear and a lot deeper out there.”
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