Lake Sam Rayburn

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New Hunting Season Dates and Regulation Changes

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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




Mark your calendar, hunting season dates for 2019-2020 are now set, including these season openers:



Dove: 9/1 all zones, special regulations apply in South Zone
Archery: 9/28
White-tailed deer: 11/2



What's new:
Air guns and arrow guns are legal for hunting
Pintail: daily bag limit decreases from 2 to 1
Javelina: hunting seasons added in 6 more counties
Mule deer: 20" minimum antler spread of the main beams in Lynn County
Antlerless deer: hunting seasons expanded and harvest reporting is required in select counties using My Texas Hunt Harvest.


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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast

Saturday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 88

Saturday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 73

Sunday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 90

Sunday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 74

Monday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 96

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 75

Tuesday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 96

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 75


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/24: 163.13 (-1.27)



Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 21)

Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 1.05’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.