Lake Sam Rayburn

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Cole and Cole Win at 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 4th Annual Outlaw Outdoors Memorial Day Tournament presented by Dylan Williams Allstate Insurance is in the books with a team of two local brothers, Keith and Chuck Cole, taking the victory with a solid stringer weighing 25.08 pounds. Their stringer netted the team a check for $2,500. The Cole duo reported catching their fish north of the bridge running a pattern that Keith spent all week working to figure out. They targeted specific areas in 13-15 feet of water with various types of lures. It appeared that lure selection was not as important as location when it came to their quality fish.

Second place was also won by family members, but this time it was the father and son team of Clint and Nolan Yeager. Their five fish limit of 24.36 earned them $2,100 for their day on the water.

Breaking up the family tradition of the tournament was the third place team of Gary McDonald and Clarence Denby. They hauled in a nice stringer weighing 22.60 nailed down by a nice 7.32 pound kicker. McDonald and Denby left the Cassels Boykin Pavilion with $1,800.

Fourth place honors went to a familiar team, Clayton Boulware and Albert Collins, with a sack of fish weighing 21.39 pounds. Their day was good for $1,500. Rounding out the top five was Dwain Burns and Chris Carroll with 20.77 pounds earning them $1,250. Daiwa Big Bass honors was awarded to the team of Derrick Shoffitt and Danny Cross with their 7.70 pound Sam Rayburn beauty. Combined with their eighth place finish, Shoffitt and Cross toted away a hefty $1,300 check.

During weigh in, the crew from Dylan Williams Allstate Insurance served everyone sausage wraps, boudin links and drinks. The Dylan Williams Allstate Agency offers an awesome opportunity for tournament anglers with their FISH & WIN PROGRAM. It is a great opportunity to get insurance at a great price and have the opportunity to win bonus money by winning tournaments.


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Wednesday Night

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Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 8/21: 163.26 (-1.14)

Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 14)

Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 0.83’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are slow. Catfish are very good on trotlines baited with live bait and shrimp.