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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 entered with 52 teams weighing in catches.

The following are the top ten finishers:

1 LCM - Garrison Byerly Will Henson 19.47
2 Chireno Bass - Barrett Bennefield Matthew Mathews 15.06
3 Tarkington - Lance Hawthorne Keaton Lamberth (Big Bass) 6.51 13.93
4 Latexo - Cooper Morris Benjamin Burke 11.95
5 LCM - Bass Team Justin James Gavin Cooper 11.56
6 Youth Fishing League - Zane Parker Garrett Wilson 11.11
7 Dawson Anglers - Jared Mizell Bennett Bellina 10.86
8 Beckville High School - Jace Lindsay Jaxon Evans 10.51
9 Normangee High School - Blake Tesch Tristan Ross 10.49
10 Central Heights - Luke Taylor Jackson Hays 9.83

Complete results can be found at

Photos Courtesy of Deep East Texas High School Fishing Series.

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:

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast


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Hi: 77

Tuesday Night

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Lo: 66


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Hi: 76

Wednesday Night

Chance Rain Showers

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Slight Chance Rain Showers

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Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

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Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 82

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 66

Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 9/22: 160.95 (-3.45)

Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 16)

GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 3.24’ low. Largemouth bass are good with timber, brush, and the early exposure to creek channels. Topwater baits have had surprising success this week, along with worms and jigs. White bass are good staying aggressive lately on brush and points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs using all structures. Catfish are fair on live and stinkbait.