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Lawrence Scott of Bossier City, LA wins the 33rd Annual Big Bass Splash on Sam Rayburn


Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at:

Big Bass Splash Overall Top 5
Lake Sam Rayburn, APRIL 21, 22, 23, 2017

1st Place Lawrence Scott Bossier City, LA 9.57 2017 Triton 21 TrX Powered by Mercury, RAM Truck Plus $10,000 Cash
2nd Place Keith Kainer Cypress, TX 9.45 2017 Triton 19 TrX Powered by Mercury, RAM Truck Plus $5,000 Cash
3rd Place Clay Carpenter Joyce, LA 8.73 2017 Triton 18 TRX Powered by Mercury, RAM Truck Plus $2,500 Cash
4th Place Bruce Baggett Huntsville, TX 8.51 2017 RAM Truck Plus $1,500 Cash
5th Place Brian Adams Sour Lake, TX 8.42 $10,000 Cash Drawing

Lawrence Scott of Bossier City, LA wins the 33rd Annual Big Bass Splash on Sam Rayburn with a 9.57 lb bass on a Whopper Popper by River2Sea

Over 3,000 anglers fished Lake Sam Rayburn vying for their chance to cash in at the Big Bass Splash. $590,000 Guaranteed in Cash and Prizes with 15 places paid each hour of the event. Hosted at the Umphrey Family Pavilion, anglers and families from all over the country came to be a part of the experience and excitement.

Over the course of the three-day event, there were 826 bass weighed in for a total of 3,762.80 pounds. With 15 places paid each hour and added bonus card hours and T-shirt bonus hours, many anglers were not only satisfied with a great weekend of fishing, but with lots of extra cash in their pockets. A total of $171,150 was paid out to hourly winners. The overall top five anglers received additional cash and prizes.

Exact Weights:
Each day, $5,000 is awarded for the first person to weigh in an 3.00/4.00/5.00 lb. exact weight bass. Please check Big Bass Splash website for a complete listing.


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Slight Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 80

Wednesday Night

Chance Rain Showers

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Thursday Night

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Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 4/26: 166.23 (+1.83)

Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Apr. 25)

Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 2.23’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon red soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.

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