Sam Rayburn Reservoir News

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/13/2018 2:28:00 PM
KTRE
Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Sam Rayburn Reservoir has been selected to host the first FLW Tour event of the 2019 season, J...

7/3/2018 4:41:00 PM
KTRE
From B.A.S.S. After three years of hovering in the Top 5 of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Texas’ Sam Rayburn Reservoir finally takes the crown for being the best bass lake in the ...

7/3/2018 12:30:00 PM
KBTX
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After three years of hovering in the Top 5 of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Texas’ Sam Rayburn Reservoir finally takes the crown for being the best bass lake i...

6/27/2018 9:12:00 PM
North Texas e-News
The Lower Colorado River Authority operates the lake and dam. In East Texas, Sam Rayburn Reservoir is regarded as a fishing mecca. The largest lake wholly within the state's borders, the reservoir has a premier largemouth bass fishery operating year-round ...

6/23/2018 6:09:00 PM
BassResource.com
We reveal why it's so important inside. Not too long ago, I was fishing an Invitational tournament at Sam Rayburn reservoir near Jasper, TX. Despite the 5 days of continuous rain and thunderstorms, I had a great time, caught some fish and met some really ...

6/14/2018 4:33:00 AM
The Huntsville Item
The latest round of big bass nirvana surfaced on June 2-3 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir, site of the Texas Team Trail Championship presented by Cabelas. The popular circuit is followed by many of the state’s top anglers who fish two to a boat on lakes all ...

6/13/2018 7:02:00 PM
Palestine Herald-Press
The latest round of big bass nirvana surfaced on June 2-3 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir, site of the Texas Team Trail Championship presented by Cabelas. The popular circuit is followed by many of the state's top anglers who fish two to a boat on lakes all over ...

6/11/2018 8:01:00 PM
North Texas e-News
Each of the six Lunker Legacy Class fish loaned to TPWD in 2018 have since been released back into their home lakes, which includes Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Kurth Reservoir, Twin Buttes Reservoir and Lake Fork. These lakes will receive a portion of the ...

5/21/2018 7:05:00 PM
Palestine Herald-Press
Even the team that finished last — Corey Gaston and Jesse Bosher from Grand Saline — caught two fish weighing more than three pounds during this two-day state tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. “It's the first time ever at the state tournament that ...

5/19/2018 12:54:00 PM
Palestine Herald-Press
All of the four fishing teams were involved in pre-fishing on Friday at Sam Rayburn Reservoir, site of the tournament. Pre-fishing is essentially another word for “practice.” “In my opinion, it's the No. 1 lake in the state of Texas,” said Eddie ...

4/25/2018 8:43:00 PM
Palestine Herald-Press
Currie and Royse are the first-ever duo in school history to qualify for the Texas High School Bass Association state meet set for Sam Rayburn Reservoir in May. “I am beyond excited for them,” said Cayuga fishing team advisor Erika Goolsby.

4/21/2018 5:03:00 PM
The Dallas Morning News
"He taught me everything I know." They compete in several team tournaments on a number of lakes, but their primary focus is on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, perhaps the hottest lake in the state right now. There, they have established themselves as a team to beat ...

4/18/2018 9:17:00 AM
Palestine Herald-Press
Adair will be able to rejoin Huff at the state tournament, which is set for May 19-20 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir with Cassells-Boykin Park in Zavalla serving as the weigh-in site. A couple of teams finished just outside qualifying as Oakwood's Trisdon Bynum ...

4/9/2018 9:11:00 AM
Houston Chronicle
She caught the fish during the 2nd annual Stanley Burgay Memorial Bass Tournament held at the Cassels-Boykin Park in Zavalla, Texas on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Spriggs submitted the fish for inspection as part of the agency's Toyota ShareLunker Legacy ...

4/5/2018 6:55:00 PM
North Texas e-News
Austin – Sam Rayburn Reservoir produced the final Toyota ShareLunker Legacy Class largemouth bass entry with just hours left in the 2018 donation season March 31. Angler Stacy Spriggs of Huntsville caught the 13.06 pound, 27 inch Legacy Class lunker ...

4/3/2018 3:42:00 PM
Lone Star Outdoor News
Stacy Spriggs of Huntsville caught a 13.06 pound, 27 inch largemouth bass during the Second Annual Stanley Burgay Memorial Bass Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir March 31. She was fishing a Carolina rig in 8 feet of water. “When I set the hook I knew ...

4/2/2018 12:40:00 PM
KBTX
AUSTIN – Sam Rayburn Reservoir produced the final Toyota ShareLunker Legacy Class largemouth bass entry with just hours left in the 2018 donation season March 31. Angler Stacy Spriggs of Huntsville caught the 13.06 pound, 27 inch Legacy Class lunker ...

3/26/2018 12:45:00 PM
Tyler Morning Telegraph
The foundation has two marquee fishing tournaments — one at Sam Rayburn Reservoir March 28-31 and another in Wabasha, Minnesota, June 15-17. “The Reel ‘Em In Foundation’s mission is to positively impact those in need through partnerships with ...

3/26/2018 12:45:00 PM
Tyler Morning Telegraph
The foundation has two marquee-fishing tournaments — one at Sam Rayburn Reservoir March 28-31 and another in Wabasha, Minnesota, June 15-17. “The Reel ‘Em In Foundation’s mission is to positively impact those in need through partnerships with ...

3/13/2018 6:21:00 AM
Longview News-Journal
Each of the six Lunker Legacy Class fish loaned to TPWD in 2018 have since been released back into their home lakes, which includes Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Kurth Reservoir, Twin Buttes Reservoir and Lake Fork. These lakes will receive a portion of the ...

3/7/2018 11:47:00 PM
Louisiana Sportsman
He and Harris, who lives in Chatham, stopped in at Caney on their way to Sam Rayburn Reservoir. They met at the boat launch at 6:30 a.m. “We were both coming to Rayburn, so we went down there Monday and it was just a show-out day,” Freeman said.

3/6/2018 6:46:00 AM
BassResource.com
Newberry Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Dicky Newberry won FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir BROOKELAND, Texas (March 5, 2018) – Boater Dicky Newberry of Houston, Texas, caught ...

3/5/2018 12:56:00 PM
BassResource.com
Marks Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Marks Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir BROOKELAND, Texas (March 5, 2018) – Boater Phil Marks of Dallas, Texas, caught five bass ...

2/20/2018 10:08:00 PM
BassFan
Only two of the three scheduled days were contested at last week’s Sam Rayburn Reservoir Southwestern FLW Series, as a thick blanket of fog enveloped “Big Sam” on Saturday and just wouldn’t dissipate. Even had the top 10 been allowed to fish ...

2/18/2018 3:26:00 PM
BassFan
A dense fog on Sam Rayburn Reservoir forced the cancellation of the final day of competition Saturday at the FLW Series Southwestern Division opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Dry Prong, La. resident Kevin Lasyone, who led the first two days of competition ...

2/18/2018 3:26:00 AM
BassResource
Fog Cancels Day Three, Lasyone Declared Winner at FLW Series Tournament on Sam Rayburn A dense fog forced the cancellation of the final day at the FLW Series Southwestern Division tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. JASPER, TEXAS (Feb. 17, 2018 ...

2/9/2018 2:56:00 PM
BassFan
An early version of the ToadRunner was used by Christie last year at the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest at Sam Rayburn Reservoir, where he finished 7th. "Being able to adjust the tail to trigger strikes under different conditions is a game changer," said ...

1/27/2018 9:00:00 AM
Madison.com
It just wasn’t meant to be.” Craig and Lambert claimed second at the 2017 Central Regional just down the road at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Pair that with a great track record and a top 12 at the 2017 national championship and this duo will be one to watch ...

1/11/2018 3:23:00 PM
Denton Record-Chronicle
For each documented catch, the angler gets another chance at the final prize drawing. The odds-on favorite lunker lakes are Toledo Bend Reservoir, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Lake Fork and Falcon International Reservoir, but 68 public water bodies have produced ...

1/9/2018 3:34:00 PM
San Antonio Express-News
The lanky Hux is probably in a bass boat as you read this, practicing in preparation for his first collegiate fishing tournament at Sam Rayburn Reservoir this week. Hux didn’t fish until first grade, around the time his family moved from Tyler to New ...

1/8/2018 5:26:00 PM
The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
Marks Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Sam Rayburn Phil Marks won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. BROOKELAND, Texas (Jan. 8, 2018) – Phil Marks of Dallas, Texas, caught a five-bass limit weighing 27 pounds ...

12/27/2017 12:56:00 PM
The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
Some lessons are learned the hard way. “But then, I got badly beaten on Sam Rayburn Reservoir by a Texas angler who was great at flipping. This was back when we used to have draw tournaments and fish against one another in the boat. I vowed right there ...

12/21/2017 10:00:00 PM
BassFan
Toledo Bend touched off a run of six straight top-20 finishes that included a win at the first Toyota Texas Fest at Sam Rayburn Reservoir along with back-to-back 3rd-place finishes in New York at the St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain. He took over the points ...

12/2/2017 2:34:00 PM
Houston Chronicle
"Topwater fishing is good - really good - for the first couple of hours, just like it has been for the past two months," said Will Kirkpatrick, longtime guide on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Kirkpatrick has had best success working walk-the-dog surface lures (he ...

11/28/2017 10:04:00 PM
BassFan
He has five victories in FLW events, including three Series wins, all of which occurred at either Sam Rayburn Reservoir or Toledo Bend Reservoir in east Texas. In 62 career FLW tournaments, he's been a top-10 finisher in 22 of them, which translates to a stout

11/23/2017 11:00:00 PM
The Weather Channel
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11/20/2017 10:01:00 AM
United States Army
FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, through a special use permit is allowing the temporary use of approximately 1.70 million gallons of water from Sam Rayburn Reservoir for pipeline testing. The water will be used ...

11/19/2017 2:32:01 AM
Watertown Daily Times
Brandon Palaniuk of Hayden, Idaho, is the top-ranked young angler on the Elite trail. He caught more than 93 pounds of bass to win the Sam Rayburn Reservoir event in Texas in May. Other accomplishments for the year included third-places finishes on the St ...

11/16/2017 10:03:00 PM
BassFan
He collected checks in the two Texas-based tournaments (Toledeo Bend and Sam Rayburn Reservoir) in addition to an 18th-place finish at the Classic at Lake Conroe, but an 83rd at Lake Dardanelle bumped him back to the 80s in points. He had top-50 showings ...





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