Lake Sam Rayburn

Because Life is Better at the Lake

Big Payday 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:

The 35th Annual Big Bass Splash paid out around $1.2 million to anglers. Michael Fesco's 10.04 pound bass barely edged out Tom Penny's 10.02 to take home a prize package that included a new boat, truck, RV, and $40,000 cash. The overall value was a little over $300,000.

Opening day the field weighed in 329 bass, 295 bass on Saturday and 317
bass on Sunday.There was only 30 pounds difference in the total weights
over the three day period.

The Top Five:

1. Michael Fesco, Sour Lake, Texas - 10.04
2. Jim Penny, Waverly, Alabama, - 10.02
3. Cody Williams, Conroe, Texas - 9.53
4. James Hammond, Rockwall, Texas - 9.53
5. Tommy Bowen, Marshall, Texas - 9.16

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 95

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 68


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 92

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 71


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 92

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 71


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 91

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 70

Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 9/15: 162.51 (-1.89)

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

FAIR. Water stained; 86–89 degrees; 1.65’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits,soft plastic worms, and lizards. Some success with largemouth on top waters early and late. White bass are fair on minnows and Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Catfish are good with live bait and cut bait.