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Big Spike in Bluewing Teal Numbers

“If everything works out right, I think we could have an excellent teal season, as good a season as we’ve potentially ever seen,” said Kevin Kraai, the waterfowl program leader for the Texas...

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Deep East Texas High School Tournament Results

Garrison Byerly and Will Hinson took home top honors with a winning weight of 19.47 lbs. at the Deep East Texas High School Fishing Tournament held Sept. 12, 2020 at Lake Sam Rayburn. There were 53 teams...

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Matsushita Comes Back To Win At Rayburn

A stellar start positioned Masayuki Matsushita to overcome a Day 2 stumble and mount a final-round surge to win the Bassmaster Central Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with a three-day total of 60...

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Giants Move Gleason Into Lead At Bassmaster Central Open On Rayburn

Darold Gleason of Many, La., executed a two-part game plan perfectly Friday to sack up 27 pounds, 1 ounce and take the Day 2 lead at the Bassmaster Central Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. His...

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Matsushita Takes Lead At Bassmaster Central Open on Sam Rayburn

Sticking with a mobile strategy allowed Masayuki Matsushita to sack up a massive limit of 27 pounds, 10 ounces to lead Thursday’s opening round of the Central Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir....

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Fishing Rayburn in September

Keith Combs, Bassmaster Elite, describes September as a tought month to catch fish on Sam Rayburn. Combs said he’s noticed that Hurricane Laura ripped up some grass on the south end. But otherwise, the...

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3 Unique Cabins on Lake Livingston

Lake Livingston is a great getaway that is just 50 miles from Sam Rayburn. An hour or so from Houston, Livingston has some of the most beautiful lake cabins in the state of Texas. These 3 lake cabins will make...

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Still Looking For A Place To Hunt?

If you’re still looking for a place to hunt dove, consider the Texas’ public hunting program. The Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit can be purchased from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)...

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5 Dove Hunting Accessories You Didn't Know You Need

Late summer in Texas and Oklahoma means that hunting season is right around the corner, and the first taste is the most social hunting activity of all: dove hunting. While most hunters are familiar with the...

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Hunter Education Course

Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after September 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course.• Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on...

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Time to Renew Texas Hunting & Fishing License

August is that time of the year when Hunting and Fishing licenses go on sale. Licenses are valid from date of purchase until Aug. 31 each year, unless otherwise noted. In addition to a hunting license,...

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Coast to coast at 91; how about again at 97?

Terry Sympson is really excited to announce that he and Jackson Hill marina will be having a very special guest staying with them from August 11 till September 12th. Ernie Andrus is a WWII Veteran that he met...

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White-tailed Deer Hunters Can Look Forward to a Favorable 2020-21 Season

Well distributed and timely precipitation across much of Texas in the spring, along with positive long-term growth among the state’s white-tailed deer population, has set the stage for a favorable...

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Dock Talk -- Set the Hook or Not

A new bass fishing angler asks the age-old question when fishing a plastic worm; should he set the hook immediately when he feels a bump or wait a second before setting the hook. My learning curve in fishing...

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Safe Boating

Texans around the state are making plans to take advantage of the sunshine on the state’s waterways. Compared to this time last year, drownings are up more than 30 percent. Texas Parks and Wildlife...

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Outlaw Outdoors 4th of July Tournament Results

Clayton Boulware and Albert Collins take first place in the Outlaw Outdoors 4th of July Tournament held on Lake Sam Rayburn. The top 10 finishers: 1. Boulware-Collins, 3 fish, 16.81 lbs. 2....

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Public Hunt Drawings

Start making plans for the upcoming hunting season - apply for Drawn Hunts now. The Public Hunt Drawing System provides opportunities to apply for a wide variety of high-quality hunts across the state,...

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Trophy Catfish Lakes

Four options being considered for changes to catfish regulations, based on the observation that more anglers are willing to release fish to catch trophy fish. Options are: one for quality fisheries; one for...

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Techron TX-Shootout Results


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Media Bass Tournament Results

June 13 - Sam RayburnAt Cassels-Boykin Park 1 Danny Cross Lufkin, TX 5 18.56 $500.00 168.562 Clay Phillips Huntington, TX 5 14.24 $250.00 163.243 Jeff Fisher Flint, TX 5 13.97 $153.00 161.974 Kent Graham...

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Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 9/24: 161.17 (-3.23)