Dickinson, McGrail take first on Livingston

jumpingBrandon Dickenson and Ryan McGrail put themselves in a great  position and won first place with 19.54 pounds at the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela’s last weekend.

After a fast start following the second tournament of the 2012 season, the third event on Lake Livingston was another smashing success. The 93,000-plus acre reservoir held enough weight for Dickenson and McGrail to capture first place.

With the win, the duo won a Triton 18 SE with Evinrude 150 HO. The prize pack is valued at $25,000. Dickenson of Flower Mound, and McGrail of Killeen each had an outstanding event.

“The fishing was great,” said Dickenson. “We were on fish for most of the entire day. The Texas Team Trail has been a great bass tournament trail. It is put together well and hasn’t disappointed yet. We look forward to finishing out the season and ending it on Lake Amistad.”

Longview resident James Martin and Round Rock angler Terry Stevens slid into second place with a bag of 16.45 pounds.

The second place finishers came away with $5,260 of total winnings.

In third place, with 16.42 pounds, anglers Jeff Reynolds and Rendall Bruce walked away with a final payout of $3,692, which included $2,100 cash payout, $1,092 Angler Advantage payout and the Cabela’s Anglers Cash of $500.

“We were Texas-rigging soft plastics in 2-3 feet of water,” said Martin. Most of our fishing took place in Kickapoo Creek, and for the most part everything went as planned. Right now, I look at the team tournament trails out there and the Texas Team Trail is hard to beat. They’ve got great sponsors, entry fees are cheap and they are fun to fish.”

The Lake Livingston event was the third of four 2012 qualifying events.