Granger Chevrolet has announced its sponsorship of local professional Bass anglers this past week. Al Granger, at left, and Dean Granger, at right, are pictured with the professional Bass team of Cory Rambo, second from left, and Rusty Clark, second from right. Ramob and Clark have won numerous tournaments and titles over the past several years. Courtesy photo

Special to The Record

Granger Chevrolet is proud to announce that we have teamed up and are sponsoring hometown Professional Bass Fishermen Team Cory Rambo and Rusty Clark. Cory and Rusty have fished together for the past eight years. Together they have over 50 top 10 finishes, five Championship first place finishes, nine angler of the year titles and have won three Bass boats.

Cory Rambo is a 39-year-old native of Orange, Texas, and he is married to wife, Aleena, of 11 years and has three children – Bryce, 21; Braxton, 10; and Ava, 9.

Cory has also fished many Pro-am tournaments on his own and had great success. His latest tournament being the FLW Costa Series Tournament on Sam Rayburn Cory finished third out of 200 pro anglers with a three-day total weight of 55.70 lbs. Another highlight of Cory’s fishing career was being Boat Captain for his son Bryce in the High school fishing tournaments. During that time, Bryce and Trent Manuel were very successful. They finished 4th at the 2012-2013 National High School Tournament, first place at the first record setting high school tournament for the 2013-2014 season and first place in the 2014 high school two-day championship on Sam Rayburn.

See Below Some Of the Other Accomplishments of Cory Rambo.

• 2008 7th out of 174 pros in the Flw Stren Series on Sam Rayburn.

2014 14th and had big bass in the FLW Raovac Series on Sam Rayburn

Rusty Clark is a 53-year-old native of Buna, Texas, and has been married to his wife, Jimmie, for 34 years. They have two children, Trey and Ashton, and two granddaughters Baylee and Brooklyn. Rusty began fishing at an early age with his dad Lewis Clark and started fishing club tournaments and eventually started entering the bigger circuits. One of the major highlights of Rusty’s career was being featured on the National Geographic Program Weekend Warrior with his dad while they were fishing the McDonald’s Big Bass Splash Tournament. Another accomplishment was catching his biggest fish to date 14.42 in a Honey Hole tournament.

Another highlight in Rusty’s fishing career has been being the Boat Captain for his granddaughter Baylee and her partner Natalie. This is their first year fishing the high school tournament and so far they have had two third place finishes with over 21 pounds each time, and are currently sitting in third place overall for Angler of the Year.

“This sponsorship means so much to Granger Chevrolet not just because of our love for fishing but also because we are able to give back and support people in our local community,” said Dean Granger, Owner of Granger Chevrolet.

Cory and Rusty:

• 2009 Bass-n-bucks Championship 1st place

• 2009 Anglers Quest Championship 1st place

• 2010 Anglers Quest Championship 1st place

• 2011 Anglers Quest Championship 1st place

• 2014 Bass Champs Championship on the Red River 1st place out of 222 Teams

• 2015 Texas Team Trail 1st place out of 298 Teams

• 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 Anglers Quest Anglers of the Year

• 2012, 2013 Skeeter Bass Champs Anglers of the Year