Lake Sam Rayburn

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Turkey Time in Texas

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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: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Rio Grande turkey has a bag limit of 4 birds, and the general seasons are:
South Zone: 3/17 - 4/29
North Zone: 3/31 - 5/13
Special 1 Turkey Bag Limit (10 counties): 4/1 - 4/30
Check county listings for special bag limits, season dates and other special regulations for counties. Refer to your Outdoor Annual for general dates, the Spring Zone Map and required tagging information.


Eastern turkey has a limit of 1 bird, and the general season is April 15 - May 14. Eastern Turkey hunters must check their harvested turkey with the free My Texas Hunt Harvest app or website.




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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 93

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 74

Wednesday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 95

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73

Thursday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 89

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74

Friday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 87

Friday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 73


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 9/18: 161.07 (-3.33)



Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 12)

Water stained; 89–93 degrees; 3.56’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with shrimp and cut bait.