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Kill Switches

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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




Beginning Sept.1 operators of any power boat measuring 26 feet or less and equipped with an emergency engine cut-off switch will be required to make certain the switch is functional and have it attached and operational whenever the boat is moving at more then headway speed or face a fine of as much as $200.00.

A kill switch employs a lanyard or wireless device that kills a boat's motor when the boat operaor is thrown away from the helm as can happen when the vessel strikes a submerged object, is hit by a wave, or suffers a mechanical failure of the steering system.

Without a kill switch, anyone thrown over board could b e sruck by the running boat or its still spinning and potential deadly propeller.

Surveys have found that only an estimated 10 to 20 percent of operators of power boat on Texas waters use kill switches.

 




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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast

Monday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 75

Monday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 47

Tuesday

Rain Showers

Hi: 47

Tuesday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 35

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 55

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 36

Thursday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 54

Thursday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 39


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 12/9: 161.91 (-2.49)



Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 4)

GOOD. Water stained; 61 degrees; 2.50 ’ low. Largemouth bass are good on Alabama rigs in shallower water and remain active throughout most of the day. Topwater has helped early and late, especially up the northern forks. White bass continue to be fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among the same bass habitats. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.