Lake Sam Rayburn

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Twenty-three Bags Over 16 Pounds


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:

A record 218 teams showed up to fish the 3rd Sweet Sixteen Tournament presented by Daiwa this past Sunday. Fishing seemed to get a lot better than it had been this year. Twenty-three teams brought in bags over sixteen pounds, with six of them being over twenty pounds.

When the scales closed the team of Travis Moore and Norman Land were on top with an impressive 28.64 lbs and winning by almost six pounds. The duo took home $3444.76.

The second place team was the team of Len Adcock and Jeff Holder, who are fairly new to fishing with Outlaw Outdoors. They took the lead early with 22.93 lbs, but when the scales closed at 4:00 they were in second. They took home $3195.14.

Coming in third was the team of Johnny Due and William Flournoy with 21.71 lbs. After team was chose for polygraph and Flournoy successfully passed a polygraph they took home $2958.00.

The Championship is March 15th and should be a great payout. $8960 will be added to the total payout and we are guaranteeing the winner will take home at least $5000 regardless of entries!


Photos courtesy Outlaw Outdoors

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 90

Friday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 92

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 74


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 91

Sunday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 74


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 82

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74

Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/5: 164.29 (-0.11)

Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 3)

FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.07’ low. Largemouth bass remain good in man-made brush piles and moving along points. Use rigged worms, long-tailed jigs, and spinners. White bass are fair with minnows suspended over brush deep. Crappie remain excellent on minnows and jigs nearer shore. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.