Lake Sam Rayburn

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Rayburn Toy Bash Tournament


"Outlaw Outdoors and bass fishing take a back seat while we focus on something very special to Stacy and me," says Clint of Outlaw Outdoors. "For the past several years we have produced a tournament to benefit children at Christmas. This past year we partnered with The Blue Santa Program of Jasper County and were very pleased with everything they do."

The Rayburn Toy Bash will be Novemeber 21 at Umphrey Pavilion. Entry fee is either $60 per team or 2 toys valued at $30/each. You can enter online if you want to pay cash or you can enter Friday night or Saturday morning at the pavilion with cash or toys. There will be a raffle with some great prizes donated from local businesses. Some of the raffle prizes include an entry into the Big Bass Splash, Costa Sunglasses, Daiwa rods & reels, V&M tackle packs, Rat-L-Trap tackle packs, a Navionics Platinum card, gift cards to The Stump Restaurant and many, many more items. Look for more details on how to purchase raffle tickets by going to the Outlaw Outdoors website.

There will also be both silent & live auctions onsite the day of the tournament at the Umphrey Pavilion. Items in the auction include a 2 night stay at a waterfront VRBO on Rayburn, guided trips with FLW Pro Darold Gleason and FLW pro Dakota Ebare, a Stihl Chainsaw from Fish & Still Equipment, a full service on a 4 stroke motor from Ross Motorsports, a guided crappie trip from MC Outdoors and more items are still being donated. "I'm working to get some sort of a hunt donated as well as a gun or two," added 

Every penny raised in the raffle, auctions and entry fees will be donated to The Blue Santa Program. Our goal this year is to fill up their trailer with toys, which we have done in years past, but also have over $10,000 in cash to donate.

It has been a tough year on us all, but it has been way tougher on some families. This is the year to go above and beyond to help out the unfortunate kiddos.

If you would like to be part of The Rayburn Toy Bash or would like to donate an item to the raffle or auction, contact Outlaw Outdoors (

"We welcome anyone and everyone that wants to be part of this event, not just fishermen."

The Rayburn Toy Bash will be Novemeber 21 at Umphrey Pavilion on Sam Rayburn Your entry fee is either $60 per team or 2 toys valued at $30/each. 

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:

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 65

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 40


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 69

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 49


Partly Sunny

Hi: 69

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 44



Hi: 63

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 42

Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 10/30: 160.54 (-3.86)

Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 28)

GOOD. Water stained; 73 degrees; 3.79’ low. Largemouth bass continue to be good in shallow water with structure like vegetation, creeks, and timber. Fish topwater, spinners, and crankbait. White bass are fair, still looking deep and moving a bit further out towards mid-lake. Crappie are good on jigs staying in close proximity to their structure. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.