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Jace Lindsay and Jaxon Evans Deep East Texas High School Fishing Anglers of the Year


Beckville’s Jace Lindsay and Jaxon Evans have the right formula for winning. They are the Deep East Texas High School Fishing Series Anglers of the Year. That gives them a shot at BASS Master High School National Championships on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee, in late October.

Jace Lindsay shared that they caught their bass on soft plastic baits.

Lindsay-Evans won the season opener by more than a pound over a team from Lake Houston Elite, but their results from the November qualifier were thrown out as they finished well back in the pack at 30th — only the top five results from the qualifiers are used. They followed up with an eighth-place finish, two fifth-place finishes and a third-place finish.

Practice came up big for them during one of the early spring events as a cold front blew in and they didn’t have any fish as weigh-in time was fast approaching.
“We didn’t have anything and time was running out,” Lindsay said. “We went to a place we’d had good luck before and I think with an hour left, we caught five to keep us in it. We ended up winning (advancing) by 1/100s of an ounce.”

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 Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 7/11: 163.37 (-1.03)

Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 8)

FAIR. Water stained; 82 degrees; 0.97’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with all success coming early, late, and now at night. Fishing lights have helped attract some bass. The best habitat is still vegetation edges with topwater, worms, and jigs. White bass have slowed with minnows seeking depth. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs vertically fishing thick vegetation, and among structures less than 20 feet deep. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.