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Bears Land Trophy Bass


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:

On Saturday May 5, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Schools Bass Team won the first ever “School of the Year” award from the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association after the first of two days of fishing at the SETHSFA Ford Championship at Lake Sam Rayburn.

On Sunday, 14-year-old LCM eighth-graders Tyler Shearin and Kameryn Henderson, along with boat captain Lee Shearin, beat out more than 300 teams to win the year-end tournament with a two-day total of 42.40 pounds.

zNellie Miller, who manges the LCM team said their catch was awesome, crazy. She had a good feeling it was going to be their weekend,” said Nellie Miller, who manages the LCM Team.

Shearin and Henderson split $10,000 in scholarship money plus all sorts of prize gear for weighing the largest 10-fish limit. Contestants weighed their five biggest fish each day.

Bridge City’s team of Tanner Wilson and Ethan Bourque finished second with a total of 39.81 pounds. They finished second in the same tournament a year ago.

It was the first win in two years of competing for the Shearin and Henderson team but as seventh-graders they had finlshed second in last year’s SETHSFA tournament on the Sabine River in Orange.

Lee Shearin, who piloted the fishermen, reported the youngsters did their damage running exposed points around mid-lake. This was a spot where the youthful anglers had not caught fish at before.

In the season-long points competition for SETHSFA “Anglers of the Year,” LCM’s Dakota Posey and Jack Burke were the top finishers for their school, 11th place overall. Shearin and Henderson earned 13th place.

On June 16, several Bear duos – including Shearin and Henderson – have qualified and will fish in the Texas State Championship.



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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 93

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 74


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 95

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73


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Hi: 89

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74


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Hi: 87

Friday Night

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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.