New bass tournament taking place at Lake Sam Rayburn to benefit Warrior’s Weekend

Edited by Darlene Sanchez, Lone Star Outdoor News

Photo by Gary Tramontina/ Bassmaster Media

The inaugural Keith Combs Sam Rayburn Slam bass fishing tournament is slated to get under way Oct. 29 out of Cassel Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn.

The Sam Rayburn Slam is an open team tournament with over 135 percent payout, with a first prize of $10,000 based on a 100-team field. It will also feature additional youth and college team prizes. The main objective of the tournament is to bring awareness and to raise funds for Warrior’s Weekend. Warrior’s Weekend is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of U.S. military veterans with an emphasis on those wounded in the fight against terrorism.

In conjunction with the event, there will be a raffle which will include a 70-quart Pelican cooler overflowing with products from Strike King, Owner, Seaguar, Shimano and Tackle Addict, along with a Minn Kota trolling motor and Power Tackle rods. Raffle tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20 and can be purchased at Combs notes that there will also be an auction including guided fishing packages with him, and other Elite pros such as James Niggemeyer, Greg West, Darold Gleason, and Clark Rheem. The auction will also feature two VIP tickets to the Professional Bull Riders Iron Cowboy to be held at AT&T Stadium in 2017.

The auctions are ongoing at All proceeds from the raffle and auction will benefit Warrior’s Weekend.

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