1. Caught several on sexy shad squarebill. This was the best one right at dark, weighed 3.82, cpr'd.

    3 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth Bass with a squarebill

    1. Thanks guys!
    2. Nice one Shawn
    3. Yessiree!! That's a nice one
    4. Solid fish Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  2. Just an update on Sam Rayburn. The lake is 3.2ft low and temp is 68-74 depending on which end of the lake you are fishing. Heavy rains up north are flowing south ...more and raising the lake a few inches a week, rate might increase. The Big Bass Splash was Oct 20-21 and was cool and wind out of the NE. Weights were down with a 7.91lb winning the event, and many hours a 3lbr would get you a check. That is unbelievable for Rayburn. Most winning fish seemed to come from deep around 18-20 ft, mostly on soft plastic CR and TR. There were some topwater fish brought to the scales including my own. I caught a 3.41 Sunday morning on the second cast with a Whopper Plopper in bone color. That was good for an 8th place in the hour and a 250$ check. If your coming to Rayburn in the next few days expect it to be slow.
    I think the lake is turning over or has turned over. There is a lot of grass broken loose and floating, probably due to the flood waters coming and wind the last few days. The fishing should pick up in the next week or so as things settle out. Good luck, and tight lines!

  3. Here are the best ones today, all about the same size. Bass are fattening up for winter.

    Largemouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Knocking them dead Shawn!!! Nice work!!!
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great day on the water Shawn πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  4. Finally got back out on the lake this evening. Caught 8 keepers all about the same size. Water temp is 78 and the lake is 3 ft low. Caught all of these on sexy shad ...more squarebill crankbait. The bass are chasing shad. Find the bait and the bass will be there.

    Largemouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Nice bass Shaw.. Er Shawn :)
    2. Thanks guys! Yep Robert it has been a while, I was way overdue!
    3. Been a while since we've seen that face! Looks like you had a decent day out! Nice fish Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice catch πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Derek Stitt 0
      Nice LMB ShawnπŸ‘
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  5. 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. Nice one Shawn
  6. 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. Duane, any time we get a thunderstorm over the lake it drops the temps a few degrees and the fishing picks up. Right now the temp is running 86-90 depnds on where ...more you are fishing. I did catch quite a few yesterday on crankbaits and the water temp was down to around 86 on the south end. I would start shallow up the Ayish arm and if nothing is going on go out and crank the points and creek bends. you can watch your electronics and you can usually find some shad pods and the bass will be around. C-rigs are also working in the same areas, anywhere from 12 to 25 foot deep. Just keep an eye out for schooling fish out on the points also early and late.
    2. Duane Smith 0
      Shawn, heading to Sam this weekend. hows the water temp with all the rain in the last couple of days? thinking about heading up the Ayish area...
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    4. Thanks Rich and Victor!
    5. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice one Shawn!!
    6. Victor Rideout 0
      Good report, thanks
    7. Thanks Jimbo and RobertπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    8. They have been eating good in the neighborhood! Lots of shad to fatten up on. 🎣 🎣
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      Long time, no see Shawn! Nice gut on that guy! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    10. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice catch buddy!! Fatty! πŸ‘πŸ‘ŠπŸŽ£πŸŽ£
    11. 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.
    12. still in the dog days of summer here!, nice catch
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  7. 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. Robert Coleman 0
      Right on Shawn! Nice one bud! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  8. Caught several on yellow magic topwater in bone, and bluegill pattern squarebill, this big one was on squarebill

    5 lb. 2 oz. Largemouth Bass with a square bill

    1. Robert Frazier 0
      Good job Shawn!
    2. It is nice down here when the weather permits. It gets rough pretty quick. I thought it might be getting muddy up north with the rain we have been getting. I have ...more been fishing deep drops when I can get out on the main lake.
    3. Eddie Martin 0
      I was raised in Pineland.. I haven't fished Brookeland in a long time would be sweet.. nice water down there
    4. Eddie Martin 0
      sorry to get back so late on the water up north is muddy or not...my phone is about had it...I went up north today...don't go for now..its muddy as ever.. we ...more didn't catch a fish at all in the river.. was lucky enough to pull 9 keepers today on the main lakes edge with blue and black sinkos
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    6. Derek Stitt 0
      There you go Shawn, Nice one!!
    7. Thanks everyone!
    8. Thanks Kenneth! Robert the yellow magic is a popper not a Whopper plopper, they have been turning up there nose at the Whopper plopper. They have been wanting something ...more worked slow and not so much noise. Sometimes these bass will make you scratch your head.
    9. Kenneth Olivo 0
      This picture is awesome nice fish dude
    10. Robert Coleman 0
      Yellow magic topwater????πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” OH!,... The Plopper strikes again! Good looking fish there Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    11. Nice one Shawn!!!
    12. Victor Rideout 0
      Good job
    13. Jimbo Harwood 0
      big Bucket!! πŸ‘πŸ‘
    14. f1zhn man 0
      yea man...
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  9. Caught several on watermelon red senkos rigged wacky style. Fish are moving out to main lake. Some are feeding on bluegills.

    2 lb. 5 oz. Largemouth Bass with a senko

    1. Robert Frazier 0
    2. And thanks Melissa!
    3. Thanks guys!
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice catch Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice brother!! πŸ‘Š
    6. Victor Rideout 0
      good job
    7. Nice one Shawn!
    8. Melissa Norris 0
      nice catch πŸ˜€
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  10. Caught some good ones on KVD 2.5 in baby bass color, biggest 4lb 4oz. They were all CPR'd.

    4 lb. 4 oz. Largemouth Bass with a square bill

    1. Nice work Shawn
    2. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Nice catch!
    3. Chris you are absolutely right. I also wear sun gloves. I can't stress enough protect yourself from the sun rays. Skin cancer is no joke.
    4. since i've discovered the performance gear like the head/neck cover you're wearing the heat doesn't slow me down at all! make sure you've drank ...more enough water and have cool water with you and something with electrolytes and dunk that performance gear in the water, ring it out, put it back on...instant air conditioning!
    5. Sounds like a fun day. Yes, that heat has slowed down my fishing also.
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Looks like a good day Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    7. Early and late of course is best, the heat is starting to be tough!
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Fish for mostly largemouth but enjoy catching crappie in the summer time. Really anything that tugs on the other end of the line is fun to catch.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Largemouth and crappie
  • Waterway Big Sam and Toledo Bend
  • Lure C-rig is my fav, then crankbaits, shakey head jigs, football jigs and senkos. I am learning to fish deep structure more. Still working on that first ten pounder. Personal best is an 8.3lb.