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Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Feb. 10)

Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 0.19’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

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What’s happened to the ShareLunkers (13 + lb bass)?

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Toyota ShareLunker season is off to a slow start. The program began in October and there's just one entry so far, a Sam Rayburn Lake 13.2-pounder caught Nov. 2 by Ray...

Sanderson and Addison Win Patriots Challenge

Tough winter conditions took its toll on the Patriots Challenge competitors on Saturday January 9th. Five fish limits became increasingly hard to come by after a strong cold front blew in shortly after...

Berryman and Picket win fourth High School Qualifier

The fourth Deep East Texas High School Fishing Series qualifying tournament took place on Saturday January 2nd at Jackson Hill Marina. Student Anglers Braden Berryman and Cory Hyden from The Kirbyville...

Bud Light Trail Tournament this weekend on Sam Rayburn

The first Bud Light Trail tournament of the 2016 Sam Rayburn division is this weekend at Sam Rayburn. Please note that this will be a flighted start tournament and all teams must check in at Cassels-Boykin for...

Father & Son team top a field of 319 Teams at Rayburn

Skeeter Bass Champs blasted off their 2016 season on Sam Rayburn, with a near record field. A grand total of $87,750 was awarded to the top 42 teams January 16 at the Umphrey Pavilion. Eleven sacks over 20...

Sam Rayburn Fishing Report for January 12, 2016

Hello, Anglers. There’s no shortage of water on Big Sam as levels were at 165.35 on January 8 plus we had heavy rains since then. I am finding almost zero submerged aquatic vegetation no matter where I...

Want to take a Purple Heart veteran fishing?

Patriots’ Challenge Open Bass fishing series kicks off with its first tournament of the year this Saturday, Jan. 9. Tournament headquarters is Jackson Hill Park and Marine on Sam Rayburn Lake. Everyone...

What's new for 2016 at Bass Champs

The Skeeter Bass Champs team tournament trail is shaping up to be yet again a record-breaking year. With recent rains all across Texas, the lakes are healthy and the fisheries are thriving. In 2016, Skeeter...

ShareLunker time

So far there has been only one ShareLunker largemouth bass entered in 2015-2016 season, the 13.2 lb fish that was caught in November from Sam Rayburn. The folks at TPWD are forecasting a total catch of 25...

Castledine and Cecil

Todd Castledine & Russell Cecil’s two day total of 63.63 pounds, which included a 9.80 kicker caught on Day -1, topped the field for the two day event, December 5-6, 2015. The team tournament was...

Platinum Team Tournament results, Day 2

Top 10 finishers Platinum Team Tournament Tournament Results DAY 2 12/05-12/06/2015 SAM RAYBURN 1 TODD CASTLEDINE-RUSSELL CECIL  28.52 3 HAROLD ALLEN-ALBERT COLLINS 20.26  4 RUSSELL...

Possible rule changes for catfish

In conjunction with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s proposed regulation changes on blue and channel catfish, a meeting was held yesterday evening at the Family Life Center of First Methodist...

George H.W. Bush, Billy Murray, and Gary Yamamoto will be inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

A former United States president, a noted bass fishing educator, and one of the most innovative designers of soft plastic lures will join the current 59 members when they are formally inducted into the Bass...

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Announces Annual Winter Trout Stocking

Beginning in late November and continuing through March, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will stock nearly 300,000 hatchery-reared rainbow trout at more than 140 sites across the state. Many of...

Sam Rayburn kicks off Toyota ShareLunker season

Roy Euper of Lufkin caught the first Toyota ShareLunker of the season from Sam Rayburn Reservoir Monday afternoon. The fish weighed 13.2 pounds, qualifying it to become ShareLunker 564. Any angler who catches...

BLT Solo Challenge

This weekend, the BLT Solo Challenge will be on Sam Rayburn and Lake Fork. Late registration and weigh in information is listed on the Early Entries page. Also, be sure to check out the rest of the 2015 BLT...

Special Notice for Platinum Team Trail anglers

Many anglers have asked Platinum Team Trail to change the off limits and payment deadline for the remaining 2015 Platinum Team Trail season. After much consideration, we have decided to move the payment...

Toyota ShareLunker Season opens

The 30th season of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Toyota ShareLunker program began October 1. Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private,...

Cecil and Castledine take BLT Championship at Sam Rayburn

The Budlight Team Trail held its championship event on September 12-13, 2015 on Sam Rayburn, headquartered at Cassels Boykin. There were 39 teams registered to fish the championship. By the end of the first...

Sam Rayburn Fishing Report for Sept 3, 2015

Sam Rayburn has been awesome the last few weeks with the top water bite kicking off. There's been a lot of schooling bass over the main lake making for some great action for everyone. Make sure have a spoon or...

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 71

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 44


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 60

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 39


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 64

Sunday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 55

Presidents Day

Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 68

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 45

Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 2/12: 164.32 (-0.08)

Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Feb. 10)

Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 0.19’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

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