Lake Sam Rayburn

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Sam Rayburn Fishing Report for May 13, 2018

Reel um in Guide Service
Come join me for a fun and enjoyable fishing trip on legendary Lake Sam Rayburn for Bass or Crappie. Spend a day in the shadow of an eagle's nest or watch one soar overhead. Fish among flocks of mallards, cormorants, coots, pelicans and other migratory birds that call Rayburn home during the fall & winter.

Water Temp.76
Normal pool 164.40
Water Clarity 2 feet
“Big Sam” is right at pool level.

The top water bite on “Big Sam” can be Awesome and things are looking good with all the water. The water is stained in the pockets and creeks but is clearing as things start to settle down. Make sure you get some new line on the reels as fighting these fish around all the cover will be tough on everything. Get ready for the challenge of casting around things and into the holes in the cover. The Stanley Ribbit will be on my list of top water baits to get around all this stuff and haul out the fish. In the more open areas the Pop-Rs, Hunchbacks and Buzz Baits will see their share of fish. Don’t forget about the Stanley Spinner Baits out on the edges as they can cover a lot of water. The Crankbait’s will see their share of fish off the long points and creek channels so get to reeling. The deeper areas will be holding some nice fish in 16 to 20 foot of water and the old Carolina and Texas rig. Look for ledges and long main lake points to hold some good fish. A few fish will move out to the humps offshore and hang out for the summer.

Crappie; The Crappie have started to settle down and things are starting to look up. The guyd had 103 crappie the other day. Don’t wait too long to get your trip booked. The new 24 ft tritoon has plenty of room for everyone with lots of shade and a Pot-O-Potty for them times in need.

God Bless

For More Information Call or Write:
Lynn Atkinson
865 Norris St
Zavalla, TX 75980
Cell (979) 220-0251

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Tuesday Night

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Lo: 69


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Hi: 91

Wednesday Night

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Lo: 70


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Lo: 69

Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 5/22: 163.88 (-0.52)

Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (May 16)

Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed lizards and Brush Hogs. White bass are good on pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are good on nightcrawlers and crickets. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers.

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