I recently had the pleasure of being invited to help film a video about the Kayak Angler’s Tournament Series “Classic” event. The event is the final stop of the series where Texas’ top kayak anglers come together to battle for the top titles including “Classic Champion” and “King of the Fish.” You can read more about it here.

The event took place on Sam Rayburn Lake, Texas’ largest lake wholly within its borders and is a popular lake for powerboat bass angling tournaments.

Upon arrival, I knew I was faced with the challenge of filming and shooting photos of all the anglers, the lake is huge…not just a few miles huge but 600 MILES OF SHORELINE HUGE! Finding participants to film was a struggle but after hours of paddling and pedaling, I did stumble upon a few…enjoy!

Before I could even come across an angler, I came across this guy…look closely.


Fishing was tough. Some took to deeper waters. It was humid and hot with only a few clouds in the distance.


Early morning hours were nice with waters that looked like glass.


Moments after he lost what could have easily been a 24″ bass.


Pedal-driven kayaks were popular at this event.


Traditional KATS photo pre-launch.


Although humid and hot, the fall colors were coming alive.


“Glassy” waters coupled with a beautiful backdrop made for a nice photo op on the east end of the lake.


Sam Rayburn is a beautiful lake worth visiting for family fun, kayak angling and camping.