Caught 10 on points in 20 to 25 ft on c-rigs with wat/red baby brushhogs. Up shallow in 12 to 15 caught 5 on cranks Bagley DB3 in chili craw. Lake is still ten ft ...more high, but they are pulling water and it is very slowly falling.
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!
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.