Feb 22

Newest Texas Bass Trail to Begin March 2012

NORMAN, Okla. (February 22, 2012) — With the recent addition of Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, as title sponsor of the Texas Team Trail, excitement is growing over the newest bass tournament trail in a state well known for exceptional fishing.

Cabela’s joins an ever-widening list of supporters with a multiyear commitment as title sponsor.  With large purses and incredible sponsor bonuses, the new Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela’s touts the highest team payouts in Texas. The first event is set to begin on Sam Rayburn Lake in March 2012.

“Cabela’s is a great addition to our list of sponsors,” said Mike Hastings, Tournament Director. “They are a well-respected leader in the fishing industry with a long and storied history of furthering the growth of our sport. We’re thrilled to have them as title sponsor of the Texas Team Trail.”

Cabela’s, headquartered in Sidney, Neb., is a leading outdoor retailer recognized internationally for its affordable, high-quality outdoor equipment. Cabela’s produces nearly 100 different catalogs per year, shipped to all 50 states and 125 countries.  The company also produces specialty books focusing on archery, fly-fishing and boating, among other outdoor pursuits, as well as massive Spring and Fall Master catalogs.

With a steadfast emphasis on quality products and strong customer service, the popularity of Cabela’s website and retail stores continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Besides the thriving e-commerce side of, which went live in 1998, the website features a continuously updated content site, community pages and company information. Cabela’s operates 34 retail stores across the United States and Canada, bringing Cabela’s unique shopping experience to millions of customers. Cabela’s also plans to open six new stores in 2012.

Cabela's continues to embrace its longstanding philosophy that the customer is No. 1 – a philosophy instilled by company founders Jim and Dick Cabela. 

“We’re excited to be a part of such a great organization bringing significant rewards to anglers while drawing even more attention to so many valuable fisheries in the state,” said Scott Williams, Cabela’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and E-Commerce Officer. “The Texas Team Trail is set to become one of the biggest and most important team trails in Texas and we look forward to many years with the organization.”   

The tournament circuit, designed exclusively for team competition, will begin March 10, 2012, and will include four qualifying events, plus a year-end championship. The Texas Team Trail website is accepting registrations. The website offers details about the circuit, including official rules, tournament structure, payout and incentives.

The circuit also includes unprecedented media coverage, not only within the Lone Star State but across the country as well. Airing on multiple major networks, the Texas Team Trail will be seen on The Texas Channel, World Fishing Network, Pursuit Channel and the new NBC Sports Network.

For additional information, anglers are encouraged to call 210-788-4143 or check out the new website at Site visitors can register for events, review the television schedule, get official Texas Team Trail gear, view results and learn more about what’s in store for 2012.

2012 Scheduled Events

March 10 – Sam Rayburn Lake
April 7 – Ray Roberts Lake
May 5 – Lake Livingston
June 9 – Lake Lewisville

Championship – October 20-21 – Lake Amistad