Lake Sam Rayburn

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Turkey Time in Texas

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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




Rio Grande turkey has a bag limit of 4 birds, and the general seasons are:
South Zone: 3/17 - 4/29
North Zone: 3/31 - 5/13
Special 1 Turkey Bag Limit (10 counties): 4/1 - 4/30
Check county listings for special bag limits, season dates and other special regulations for counties. Refer to your Outdoor Annual for general dates, the Spring Zone Map and required tagging information.


Eastern turkey has a limit of 1 bird, and the general season is April 15 - May 14. Eastern Turkey hunters must check their harvested turkey with the free My Texas Hunt Harvest app or website.




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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 96

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 76

Monday

Hot

Hi: 97

Monday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 75

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 96

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 95

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 7/22: 161.97 (-2.43)



Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 18)

Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 2.18’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.