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Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sponsored by
Date 14-Aug-14
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Conditions : SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 0.14’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon topwaters and chartreuse soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes in 20–25 feet. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, cut bait, and liver.

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About: - Location: On the Angelina River; the dam is located in Jasper County approximately 15 miles north of Jasper.

Size: 114,500 acres

Maximum Depth: 80 feet

Date Impounded: 1965

Normal Water Clarity: Clear to off-color (upper lake)

Water Level Fluctuation: Averages 10 ft. annually

Conservation Pool Elevation: 164.4 ft. msl
Current Water Levels

Aquatic Vegetation: Primarily non-native submersed (hydrilla); a variety of native aquatic plants are also established.

FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Habitat in Sam Rayburn Reservoir consists of submerged aquatic vegetation, standing timber, and flooded terrestrial vegetation. Hydrilla is the predominant plant species, although many native plants (i.e., coontail and pondweed) are also present. In the lower part of the reservoir the water is relatively clear; game fish are typically found around vegetation edges, flats, humps, and creek channels. In the upper one-third of the reservoir, the abundance of vegetation typically declines. Timber, brush, laydowns, and creek channels provide upper-lake gamefish habitat. Due to water level fluctuations, habitat conditions change seasonally and yearly. Drastic water level changes can decrease the amount of vegetation. At high water levels, inundated trees and bushes provide excellent habitat.

FISHING TIPS AND TACTICS
Anglers are most successful at catching largemouth bass during the fall, winter, and spring months. Due to cooler water temperatures, fish are active for longer periods of the day and are typically found in shallow water. A variety of baits and techniques will work during these times. When fish are active, crankbaits and spinnerbaits are usually the preferred choice. During the hot summer, the bite usually slows and fish activity is usually concentrated during early morning, late evening, and at night. Poppers, propeller baits, stickbaits, and flukes are good topwater choices during low light conditions. As the sun rises, most bass are concentrated in or around vegetation edges, or seek refuge on deep ledges and creek channels. During this time, plastic worms and jigs are the preferred baits. Crappie fishing is excellent year-round with jigs and minnows. During the spring spawn, anglers target shallow areas around vegetation. During other times of the year, fish are typically concentrated in deeper water around brushpiles and creek channels.

  • Largemouth bass
  • Crappie
  • Catfish
  • Hybrid striped bass
  • White bass

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