Sam Rayburn Reservoir

San Augustine - Texas


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  • 474 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. Caught several on A-rig, notice the scar on her side, I suspect a cormorant almost got her

    5 lb. Largemouth Bass with a A-rig

    1. No mid lake area Caney and Veach
    2. Really nice bass. Are you fishin' in Indian Creek?
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      She may have had to have her appendix removed!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚BAHAHA But a good looking fish Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    4. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Thanks guys!
    5. Nice work brother!!
    6. Nice
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  2. Wanted to show everyone a cool looking bass, with lots of spots. Sorry the pic is a little grainy, it was low light. Caught on a orange and black Rogue. Tight lines ...more everyoneπŸ˜‹

    Largemouth Bass with a Rogue

    1. Great catch
    2. Robert for some reason we see.quite a few like this.
    3. Maybe you have discovered a new hybrid species with the Redfish! LolπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    4. Capt. Morris he had one on the other side down by the tail that looked just like a red fish. We have been seeing quite a few like this.
    5. Nice catch. B.W. of EastTexasAnglers
    6. cool fish, nice job
    7. That is cool looking!! He mamma was part redfish:)
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  3. Caught on shad color square bill crank bait

    4 lb. 5 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a square bill

    1. Thanks brother!
    2. Nice !!! Way to go Shawn
    3. It is slowly warming up guys! Thanks!πŸ˜‹
    4. Very nice Bass Shawn! Keep cranking them in! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice healthy looking bass there buddy!! Cant wait to be throwing the squarebills again!!
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  4. Caught on 3/4 oz red rattle trap in 7 ft. over grass

    5 lb. 2 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Rattle trap

    1. Thanks Rich!!
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice fatty buddy!!
    3. Thanks Jimbo!!
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      fish## lmao
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      great dish shawn!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    6. We have ice out!!😁 56 degrees waterπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    7. Nice one Shawn! How thick was the ice? BAHAHAHAπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    8. nice one shawn. great catch.
    9. Thanks guys! Morris it is getting that time of year for us, time to catch the big girls😁
    10. That's the way you do it!!!! Nice work Brother!!!
    11. Charley Young 0
      Good one Shawn!
    12. Nice
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  5. Caught several on C rigs in 20 ft on main lake ridges

    Largemouth Bass with a Crig

    1. Haha Shawn!! They are all fun:)
    2. Rich I just need em to gain a few pounds!😁
    3. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice healthy lookin bass buddy!!
    4. David Rousse 0
      great job!
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great catch Shawn! πŸ‘Š
    6. Thanks guys! They were all largemouth, no spots. I do need to catch a few spots for the freezer.
    7. Good job
    8. Is that a spot? Nice work buddy:)
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  6. Largemouth Bass with a Bill Lewis Super Natural Rat-L-Trap

    1. Ron Sullivan 0
      very nice
    2. Mike Yuhasz 0
      Nice
    3. Nick Murray 0
      I never knew that they could get that small!! Haha jk nice toad!
    4. nice pig bud
    5. Nice bass !!
    6. Wade Bowles 0
      Great fish. I can't seem to find any of those lately. May need to head on up to Rayburn. Good work!
    7. Awesome
    8. That's a nice one...Good job!
    9. Great catch!πŸ‘
    10. Charley Young 0
      Good one Cody!
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  7. It's freakin cold down here. The fish are still biting close to the grass.

    4 lb. Largemouth Bass with a chatterbait

    1. Brandon Booth 0
      White chatterbait and a red or gold rattletrap. Fish the rattletrap like a worm. Slowly lift it up and let it fall.
    2. Tim Coutee 0
      What they been hitting on
    3. Brandon Booth 0
      Tim I've fished the last 2 weekends in tournaments and caught limits. Still fishing grass in the back of creeks. Stay close to the creek channel
    4. Tim Coutee 0
      Got any good tips gonna run up to San Augustine this Sunday usually don't fish this time of year
    5. Karl Engstrom 0
      Surprised the colf fish were active enough to nail a chatterbait! Good job, man!
    6. Jon Hawke 0
      Brave man but nice fish
    7. john stimson 0
      nice bass
    8. Nice catch
    9. Well its down to 19 here tonight. You guys with the hard water can have this cold weather!!
    10. Weird to hear someone from Texas say it's cold. You don't hear that much. Nice bass.
    11. Nice one!! It is definitely freaking cold!!
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  8. Lots of bites 6xd sexy shad color, no big ones but lots of fun.

    2 lb. 3 oz. Largemouth Bass with a 6xd

    1. Merry Christmas brother!πŸŽ…
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      Merry Christmas buddy!!
    3. Rich it was 70 degrees today, but we are getting cold this weekend just in time for Christmas. Down to 48. I know that is warm for you guys. Wish all of you a very ...more Merry Christmas!!!
    4. Rich Pardy 0
      im missing that fun, nice day on the water!!
    5. Thanks guys😊
    6. Nice work Shawn!!
    7. Always fun, good job
    8. Nice catch Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  9. Fishing creek channels with grass.

    Largemouth Bass with a chatterbait

    1. Brandon Booth 0
      Karl, if you are throwing moving baits always try to throw further than your boater. Espically if you're throwing rattletraps.
    2. Karl Engstrom 0
      That works! I fished during the fronts end of November & beginning of December and I caught only 2 keepers behind my boaters
    3. Nice bassπŸ‘
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  10. planning a trip this weekend, hows the fishing?

    1. Duane Smith 0
      found a lot of small fish, tough fishing Sunday, most fish with size hooked up on a red and black Colorado blade spinnerbait.. all the big fish were shallow in the ...more grass next to the bank but all next to deep cuts
    2. Grass in about 7 - 10 has been best. Good luck!😁
    3. Duane Smith 0
      Thanks was thinking about going up mid ayish and hitting grass around cypris trees
    4. I would try lipless cranks and senkos over the grass to start with. Topwaters early and late are catching a few.
    5. It has been a little slow for me. South end of the lake has been slow. One thing for sure somewhere someone is catching them!
    6. Karl Engstrom 0
      Tough last couple days
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