Sam Rayburn Reservoir

San Augustine - Texas


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This huge, fertile body of water is a largemouth haven and regarded by many as one of the top bass lakes in Texas, if not the nation. Some local experts believe the first 20-pound fish swims in this water. Crappie are a favorite and all three species of c...

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Sam Rayburn Reservoir Fishing Reports

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  1. Starting to catch fish ganging up at the mouths of major creeks. It is starting to move toward a fall pattern. Today caught these on 8XD in 15 to 20 ft. mostly near ...more dropoffs into creek channels.

    Largemouth Bass with a crankbait

    1. Jesse Frey 0
      Nice
    2. Thanks Rich and Victor!
    3. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice one Shawn!!
    4. Good report, thanks
    5. Thanks Jimbo and RobertπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    6. They have been eating good in the neighborhood! Lots of shad to fatten up on. 🎣 🎣
    7. Long time, no see Shawn! Nice gut on that guy! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    8. Nice catch buddy!! Fatty! πŸ‘πŸ‘ŠπŸŽ£πŸŽ£
    9. Yeah Chris here too. We have had some cool rains that have dropped the water temps a few degrees. It may not last, but I can hope.
    10. still in the dog days of summer here!, nice catch
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  2. Caught her at 9 in the morning, surprised the heck out of me! This time of year once the sun gets up it is usually over.

    4 lb. 14 oz. Largemouth Bass with a squarebill

    1. Morris I am going to come catch some with you one of these days!😎
    2. Still have some waiting for you Shawn:)
    3. I had a client that didn't want to use live bait. Had 3 shiners left in the well from the day before. Early the first morning,I took a 12" shiner out of ...more the well and asked him if he would just humor me for a few minutes. 5 minutes later he caught his first double digit a 10-9, next shiner caught a 9-3 he missed the third bass which was close to 11. Next 2 days he insisted on having 8 to 10 dozen shiners. Forgot all about his swim jigs:)
    4. Karen daniel 0
      From our boat storage next to Hanks down to Mill Creek takes closer to an hour. I wouldn’t do it either if I were already catching the fish that you do!
    5. LOL, I can decipher the typos.
    6. It is very clear down here too. You can see down about 7-8 feet which is really clear for us. If it doesn't rain much it will stay clear until winter. It is ...more hard to drive 30 miles when I live five min from the ramp.
    7. Karen daniel 0
      That was a lot of typos sorry I’m talking to my phone
    8. Karen daniel 0
      Lol hey I love the Mill Creek area! We fish the north into more because that’s where my husbands family has their house. It has been different though in that ...more the water is really clear right now which is very unusual for that and leg and the school fish for catching are much bigger than I’ve seen in the 25 years I’ve been going up there. Night fishing in the creeks of Hanks was incredible. No my husband said he always used to be that way so here’s hoping But I’m not holding my breath LOL
    9. Karen, I have been hearing that from others. Up north has been much better. I guess I have to drive 30 miles and launch up north. Thanks for the tip.
    10. Karen daniel 0
      Shawn, we were camping the past two weeks at the north end and we caught dozens of great fish, almost ALL at 9-10 pm or 10-12 in the middle of the day. Might as ...more well sleep in! 🎣
    11. Jesse Frey 0
      Good catch
    12. Caught some of my biggest bass in the heat of the dayπŸ‘Congrats on the catch Shawn. Nice Bass.
    13. I feel you Gene, it is hard in the summer months. I get a few in the morning and a few near dark. Middle of the day you got to fish deep or under the hydrilla.
    14. Gene Cowan 0
      I've thrown so many square bill over rocks I've now got a collection of lipless baits. Jim suggested live baits and he is spot on. Bait shops cant keep enough ...more shiners in stock. I'm old school or stupid. I dont use live baits. Another month of this bite and I might be adding rod holders! I already have 2 livewell. Just need circle hooks. Nice bass! searching fior
    15. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great bass shawn πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘
    16. Nice one Shawn
    17. Cranking up the bass!!! Nice work Shaw..n:)
    18. Thanks Robert! I have been on a dry spell!
    19. Right on Shawn! Nice one bud! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  3. Details: Largemouth Bass with a black bluetip worm

  4. I've been catching these girls in shallow water under and around Cyprus trees in the shade in the heat of the day

    5 lb. 15 oz. Largemouth Bass with a black and blue flake sinko

    1. Nice bass Eddie. Thanks for update.
    2. jeff mcelroy 0
      we fish cypress trees on priest in TN and have not caught anything off them
    3. Nice catch Eddie.Wish i had some Cyprus trees to fish around lol.
    4. Good one Eddie!πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  5. Largemouth Bass with a Black TX rigged dead ringer

    1. steve smith 0
      good job young man !!!
    2. G Leverkuhn 0
      Good catch young man
    3. Karen daniel 0
      Thanks guys. He had a blast and a great few days!
    4. Awesome!
    5. Way to go Karen
    6. Great catch right there!πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  6. My biggest bass yet.

    7 lb. 9 oz. 23 in. Largemouth Bass with a watermelon red ole monster worm

    1. Very nice!
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice fatty!
    3. John Douglas 0
      Now that's a piggie!
    4. Noah Shapiro 0
      Nice
    5. Nice! πŸ‘
    6. Way to go Paul
    7. I will be there in Oct.
    8. scouting for the "Big Bass Splash" hheld that Oct.
    9. Deep structure
    10. Brush pile?
    11. Nice one!
    12. Charley Young 0
      Were you in a tournament?
    13. Charley Young 0
      That's a good one!
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  7. flipping the brush... my partner lost a 8+ and i lost a 6+ .. I caught a few more 3 lbrs.. all in all we had a great day

    4 lb. 12 oz. Largemouth Bass with a rage bug bluegill color

    1. Congrats
    2. Good fish EddieπŸ‘
    3. Is the water muddy up north?
    4. Good day Eddie!πŸ‘
    5. Nice bass Eddie. Sounds like you guy's had fun.
    6. Charley Young 0
      Nice!
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  8. we've been catching some nice ones in 1 to 2 feet of water way up the north end of the lake... in really tight buck brush.. flipping the bug

    5 lb. 1 oz. Largemouth Bass with a 3/8 oz pumpkin green jig

    1. Monty Short 0
      Nice fish
    2. jeff mcelroy 0
      nice
    3. Nice bass Eddie!
    4. Thanks for the update Eddie
    5. nice one
    6. nice catch πŸ˜€
    7. Nice bass!πŸ‘
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  9. Details: catfish junction

    Perfect spot - catch a fish practically every two seconds

  10. Largemouth Bass with a Carolina

    1. Good job!
    2. f1zhn man 0
      thumbs high
    3. Nice bass Duane
    4. Nice one!πŸ‘
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