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Besides Zana, Texas, Did Sam Rayburn Reservoir also Cover up Native American Burial Grounds and Mounds?

Sam Rayburn Lake (Reservoir) covered up historic Zana, Texas. One of our readers from the Coushatta Native American tribe wrote to tell us about a sign on Sam Rayburn pointing to a Native American...

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Lake Sam Rayburn Fireworks 2023

Lake Sam Rayburn, located in the East Texas Piney Woods, is gearing up for an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration. From exciting boat parades to spectacular fireworks shows, there's something for...

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5th Annual Valero Reel United Bass Tournament Results From June 11

Sammy Christian and Allen Pollay placed 1st in the 5th Annual Valero Reel United Bass Tournament held at Lake Sam Rayburn on June 11, 2022 with a total of 15.50 pounds, and a 6.59 pound lunker. Here are the...

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Texas Team Trail Tournament Results From May 21

Hayden Heck and Michael Contardi won 1st place in the Texas Team Trail Tournament held at Sam Rayburn TX on May 21, 2022 with a total of 26.62 pounds. Here are the top five winners from the...

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V&M Baits Tournament Results From May 7

Roy Carroway and Dewayne Reese teamed up to win 1st place in the V&M Baits Tournament at Sam Rayburn Lake held on May 7, 2022 with a total weight of 19.69 pounds. Below are the top five winners from the...

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MLF Toyota Series Tournament Results From May 4

Hayden Heck won 1st place in the MLF Toyota Series Tournament on May 4, 2022 held at Sam Rayburn Reservoir with a total of weight of 65 – 03 pounds from 15 fish on the weekend. Here are the top ten...

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Bass Champs Tournament Results From March 5

Easton Heigley and Blake Schroeder placed 1st in the Bass Champs Tournament held March 5, 2022. They landed a total weight of 25.94 from 5 fish. Below are the top ten winners from the tournament....

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Toyota Series Major League Fishing Tournament Results From February 12

Glenn Webb won 1st place in Toyota Series Tournament in Brookeland, TX under the Pro group held on Feb. 10-12, 2022 with a total of 14 fish and $54,000 winnings. For the Strike King Co-Angler group, Levi...

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Bass Champs Tournament Results from January 22

Marshall Hughes and Cole Stewart teamed up for 1st place in the 2022 Bass Champs Tournament held last January 22, 2022. They landed a total weight of 28.24 pounds, with a massive 10.25-pound lunker. Below are...

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MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament Results from January 8

Austin Casteel won 1st place (Boater Group) and J J Matzke took 1st as Strike King Co-Angler in the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tourney out of Umphrey Family Pavilion on January 8, 2022. Below are the top 5...

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MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Tournament Results from January 27-30

Michael Neal won 1st place in the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Tournament held at Umphrey Family Pavilion on Sam Rayburn last January 27-30, 2022.  Below are the top 10 winners from the...

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Lake Sam Rayburn Alligators

In warmer climates across the South, you can hear the chatter on the boat docks and shorelines. With alligators spreading their territory westward, everyone's wondering about the safety of our lakes. We took a...

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How to Catch Stocked Trout in a Pond

One of the great things about fishing is that it is a recreational activity, which is available year-round – as long as you live in the right place. Residents across much of the country even in the...

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Why Does A Lake Turn Over?

Whenever we get close to the colder months of the year, every experienced angler starts to mention the term ‘lake turnover’ more and more often. But what does it mean, and why does a lake turn...

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Breaking Camp In The Rain

Camping gear can last you for many years and numerous camping trips if you take proper care of it. However, many people are unfamiliar with some of the best practices when it comes to breaking camp in the...

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How To Start A Campfire The Easy Way

Building a campfire is one of those basic skills that everyone should have, even if retreating in nature is not their favorite past time. The task might sound challenging, but we assure you that it is much...

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Fishing Atlas: Perfect Gift For Your Angler

If you’re looking for a great inexpensive gift for the angler in your life, consider a fishing atlas this holiday season. A fishing atlas, or a shelf full of atlases, can be a wonderful surprise for the...

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Road Trip Pit Stop Options

Pit stops are usually one of the highlights of long road trips. Not only are they a great way to take a breather and stretch a bit, but they can also make for some very positive and fun interactions or...

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Outlaw Outdoors Last Team Standing Tournament Results From December 5

Outlaw Outdoors Last Team Standing Tournament on Lake Sam Rayburn Team Bryan Landers and Josh Priest teamed up to win the Outlaw Outdoors Tournament held Dec 4-5, 2021 with a total weight of 17.92...

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Take Those Kids Fishing

Teaching your kids to fish can be a great bonding moment that will result in tons of fun experiences in the future. While your kids might not end up adopting fishing as one of their favorite hobbies, they will...

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Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 2/28: 162.57 (-1.83)