Texas-based Team Trail Outdoors will conduct three tournaments this year as a test run for what it hopes will be a highly lucrative circuit in 2016. This year's events (March 14-15 at Toledo Bend Lake, May 23-24 at Lake Texoma and Nov. 14-15 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir) will have a $500 entry fee (90 percent payback) and a $500 side pot (100 percent payback).
If sufficient interest can be generated, the 2016 circuit will require entry fees between $1,500 and $3,000.
Organizers hope to attract some Bassmaster Elite Series anglers for the March event, as they'll be at the Sabine River the following week for their 2015 opener.
For more about the organization, go to www.TeamTrailOutdoors.com.