Lake Sam Rayburn

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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: tomdoglover29@aol.com




The first application deadlines are August 1. Application deadlines are on the 1st and 15th of each month. Drawings are usually held the following business day. E-Postcard Hunts and US Forest Service Antlerless Deer Permits requiring a 2018-19 Annual Public Hunting Permit to apply will be available beginning August 15.

Highlights


Premium Private Lands Dove Hunts – quality dove hunts with a reputable hunting outfitter on private land. New properties have been added this year in Bell and Ellis Counties.
New Hunt Areas – including hunts available at Palmetto State Park and the newly acquired Powderhorn WMA
Youth Only (age 8-16) hunt categories have no application or permit fees


How it Works


- Browse hunts by category or location.
- Use your Customer ID as your identifier.
- Apply online up to 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the deadline date.
- Apply multiple times in the same category.
- The application fee is $0, $3 or $10, depending on the hunt.
- After you apply, you can check your drawing status at any time.
- If you are drawn for a hunt, an $80 or $130 permit fee is required for most hunts. Some hunts have no permit fees.


Questions? Contact TPWD at hunt@tpwd.texas.gov.


Photo: Courtesy TPWD


 




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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 94

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 95

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 71

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 95

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

Friday

Hot

Hi: 97

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/21: 161.86 (-2.54)



Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 15)

Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 2.46’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on silver and gold spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are slow.