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. caught 20 of these guys . I think the bigger fish have moved out to deeper water .

    1 lb. Largemouth Bass with a t rig sinko

    1. It definitely got hard to find big ones all of a sudden!
  2. Caught 10 on vibrating jig in bluegill color

    3 lb. 14 oz. Largemouth Bass with a vibrating jig

    1. Negative Ghost Rider! We are the bait in this pool of hawgs! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    2. So I am guessing there is no fix on my end?
    3. yep Android.
    4. Android phone?????
    5. Robert I figured it out, it is changing the weight to ounces for some reason. I don't know why?
    6. Robert now that would be stretching a loooot!πŸ€“ I don't think I am the only fisherman stretching the truth a wee bit. lol🎣🐟
    7. A true fisherman telling a tale???πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” Lol🀣🀣🀣 I know on mine it changes the weight to ounces for some reason. Might just be the Android phones. Morris' ...more apple phone doesn't do it.
    8. Does anybody know where that 62.0 comes from on the post? I can't figure it out?
    9. Very nice Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    10. Nice Bass Shawn!! πŸ‘
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  3. Caught 25 today on vibrating jig in bluegill color

    Largemouth Bass with a bladed jig

    1. bj rly 0
      nice one. I can't wait till I get up there the 24 I new to fishing, but absolutely love it
    2. Thanks Charley! It is pretty hard to catch big ones this year, at least for me so far. It is getting better by the day.
    3. Charley Young 0
      Nice job Shawn! We fished Bass Champs on Rayburn Saturday and caught 15 bass but only had 12 lbs. We needed close to 17 lbs to place.
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  4. A few from yesterday, caught most on bladed jig in bluegill color over 7 to 9 ft grass

    Largemouth Bass with a bladed jig and lipless crankbait

    1. Buddy Pierce 0
      very nice.
    2. I left out the one in the net is on a C-rig, only one out deep today!
    3. Thanks! It's been tough on Rayburn but it is finally getting better. Warmer water and less rain, makes for happy healthy bass!
    4. nice work Shawn πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. Very nice Shawn! Looks like a very successful day! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    6. Thanks Robert! It's that time of year!
    7. Nice ones Shawn!
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  5. 2 lb. 8 oz. 39 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Tom Autry 0
      Is that 39”!!!!
  6. Caught 6 today on gold rattle traps over 7 ft grass and one out of a brush pile in 30 ft on an ole monster worm.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Jay Bartlett 0
    2. Jay Bartlett 0
    3. Nice work Shawn πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  7. Caught em on c-rigs today, I know they look the same but they were most that size.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Jay Bartlett 0
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Very nice Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  8. Another from today on rattletraps and a-rig

    17.0 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Thanks Capt!
    2. Thanks all! Robert it was cool by your standards but dang cold by Texas standards😬
    3. nice work Shawn πŸ‘πŸ‘
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Looks sunny and warm... except for that coat! 🀣🀣🀣 Another nice one Shawn. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Debbie F 0
      Nice one Shawn πŸ‘
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  9. caught ten on rattletraps and a-rig

    16.0 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Thanks Robert!
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  10. Caught several on 5xd çhartreus blue back, in about 12 to 14 feet.

    16.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Derek Stitt 0
      Nice job
    2. Thanks everyone!
    3. Charley Young 0
      Alright we will Shawn. They’re going to allow trailering bc of the weather.
    4. Nice work Shawn πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. Nice work Shawn πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    6. Be safe Sat their forcasting severe storms. Rayburn can turn dangerous very quickly.
    7. Charley Young 0
      Yes I am. Thanks Shawn. It’s my first time to bass fish on Rayburn. My friend that I’m fishing with has fished it some.
    8. Debbie F 0
      I'll take those any day! Nice Shawn πŸ‘
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice catches Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    10. Charley are you fishing it? If so wish you luck!
    11. No not this time. Thanks!
    12. Charley Young 0
      Nice job Shawn! Are you fishing Bass Champs Saturday?
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