Big Sam May Report

5/10/13 Big Sam is in great shape right now. The spawn is wrapped up and the bass are moving around chasing shad. Lotsa decent fish chasing topwaters, Yellow magic, Sammies, around shallow vegetation in 3-6 feet. Also taking spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and square bill cranks in the same areas. Moving out to deeper breaks, Texas and Carolina rigged Lizards, Flukes and French Fries are working well. Look for drops from 8-15 near secondary points. The Frog bite is starting to emerge in and around the flooded hay grass and pepper grass. Both the Snagproof Ish Frog and any of the Ribbit type soft plastics will work. Crappie fish is as good as the law will allow. Limits on 9 straight trips. We're fishing live shiners and Rockport Rattler jigs around fresh brushtops in 12-15 feet. Tipping the jigs with Big Bite Slab Tubes in Real Shad or Black Chartreuse colors. I'm booked solid through the end of June, but do have dates available in July. We get out early, fish 5 hours, and get in before the heat gets too bad. If you'd like to book a trip, shoot me an email or call me at 409-FRY-Fish. Set the hook Hard

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Lake Sam Rayburn Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast


Partly Sunny

Hi: 77

Thursday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 57


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 75

Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 60


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 78

Saturday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 60


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 76

Sunday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 51

Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 12/2: 161.08 (-3.32)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 1)

GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 3.30 feet low. Bass are relating to points and main lake brush piles using jigging spoons and crankbaits. Crappie continue to migrate into the river, with catches in the brushpiles using whitehead jigs or minnows. Catfish continue to move into shallow water and into the creeks. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.

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