Sam Rayburn Reservoir

San Augustine - Texas


  • 754 catches

  • 2K+ followers

  • 479 spots

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. Lots of bass chasing shad on main lake points, around the hay grass, caught around 50 today. Most are in the 14-15 inch class but a few large ones mixed in.

    4 lb. 12 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Ribbit frog

    1. Nice catch buddy!!
    2. Nice catch!! You look so much like Bass Master Shaw Grisby!!!
    3. Hey Rich They don't come around too often, but they sure are fun when they do.
    4. Rich Pardy 0
      A 50 bass day the man is on fire!!!
    5. love those ribbits
    6. Yep and they come when the fishing is usually the best. Go figure! Big Sam is one of the best fisheries around. That's why I moved here.😁
    7. Nice one
    8. No wonder all those Bass Master Elite contest are held at "The Ray" lol
    9. Great Day, Thanks for the update.
    10. Nice work Shawn!
    11. Nice one Shawn!!!👍👍👍👍
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  2. Slow rolling Smash-Tech Convict thru the grass. Placed 13th in the 8am hour, in the Big Bass Splash for a $300 check!

    4 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Smash-Tech Convict 7" Shad Color Swim Bait

    1. Good job!
    2. Very nice Ryan. Thanks for update.
    3. WTG!👍👍
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  3. Caught this ole girl during the Big Bass Splash. Red rattle trap in 9 ft. Caught lots of fish in the bushes on Baby Brush Hogs in watermelon red.

    5 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Rattle trap

    1. Steve Jacobs 0
      Sweet !!
    2. I got 13th in the last hour Sunday for a 300$ check!😁
    3. Steve Jacobs 0
      you cash a check for that 5.5 ## ??
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great Fish Shawn!! 👊
    5. Capt Morris, I would have sure liked to catch a 10 this weekend. It would have gotten me a truck and a boat, lol!!
    6. Thanks all! @ Robert just let me know I am always ready to fish more!!
    7. dang, shawn!! Nice
    8. Nice one Shawn! 👍👍👍👍
    9. john stimson 0
      nice bass
    10. Nice work Shawn!!! Getting closer to that 10!
    11. Derek Stitt 0
      Nice job Shawn. Great Largemouth 👍👍
    12. Nice bass Shawn👍
    13. Congrats on the check, nice bass! We should hook up and go catch a few.
    14. Jesse Frey 0
      Nice bass
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  4. 18” 1 of 8 keepers

    Largemouth Bass with a watermelon lizard

    1. Nice catch!!
    2. Lots of fun, thanks!
    3. Sounds like a fun day. Nice catches
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  5. Details: 2 lb. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a weightless watermelon fluke

    caught all my fish on a watermelon fluke rig weightless. pitched in the brush with a watermelon red and black & blue crawl/creature baits and nothing tried spinnerbaits ...more swimming jigs bladed & unbladed I don't know where the better fish were today fish listed is the biggest one caught today. I caught 8 keepers total just all 14-16.5”. also fished a Texas rigged worm inside and outside the hay grass nothing. also tried a senko no baits you would think if they would eat a weightless fluke they would eat a senko???????????

    1. Great catch!
    2. joe joe 0
      Captain Obvious Here, * cough * user error. *cough*
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  6. flipping & pitching in buck brush, spent most of my time fighting the wind. caught 15 fish total six keepers the rest were dinks. The 2 largest keepers were ...more 3.5 oz in 3 lb.

    3 lb. 5 oz. Largemouth Bass with a crawl worm

    1. My son and his partner fished the tourney 2 weekends ago and that wind was brutal on them. On the water late and fishing through for as long as possible. It was ...more cold and windy. They stayed in coves as much as possible.
    2. It is a chore to battle the wind, I definitely can relate to the fair weather part. I dont mind fighting the wind but those calm cloudy days are awesome.
    3. john chandler 0
      the only good thing I can say about the wind is I'm fishing a lot of spots I've never fished before or hadn't fish in years. The older I get the more ...more of a fair weather fishermen I became.
    4. The wind has been brutal! Went up north and caught a few nothing great. Great catch!
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  7. Details: 2 lb. 192 in. Largemouth Bass with a watermelon fluke

    only found four Keepers today lots of small buck Bass. mainly casting a weightless fluke into the hay grass or the buck brush. fished out to 15 feet even then I'm ...more still all small fish

    1. Steve Jacobs 0
      Keepers this weekend came off buck brush with a slowly soaked brush hog or beaver, white spinnerbaits (slow rolled), and a frog. Back at work...wish I was still ...more at Rayburn. Good Luck.
    2. john chandler 0
      sorry no pics just don't have the space left on my phone.
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  8. Details: 3 lb. 20 in. Largemouth Bass with a watermelon red creature/craw

    caught 10-15 fish lots of small fish. didn't start catching keeper fish until water and air temp went up a bit around 11am.

    1. john chandler 0
      there is a little strating to come up, have not been looking for it as most of the fish I have been catching have been from outside hay grass line in to the bank. ...more Say from 8-9' to 1-2'. seems to be a little tempature dependent, the colder it is outside the deeper the fish are.
    2. Any hydrilla over that way? Nice catch!!
    3. Sounds like a nice day on the water.
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  9. Nailed Spinner bait in back of cove.

    17 lb. 8 oz. Blue Catfish with a Booyah Spinner Bait

    1. Wowzers!!!
    2. A couple of weeks ago I caught this 23 lb blue cat that was 21in long. I also thought I caught a big bass. Still fun!!
    3. Rick Vaughn 0
      Yes Robert I thought i had one big bass on for a minute or 2. I was worried that spinner might break. We had a lot of fun at Sam Rayburn. We hope to make it back ...more down soon.
    4. I bet you thought you had broke the lake record for bass lol. Nice catch.
    5. Wow Rick, nice cat. Get the grease hot, I'll be right over. LOL
    6. bet that was a good fight!
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