Sam Rayburn Reservoir News

9/17/2018 10:01:00 PM
BassFan
Robert Lee’s only four B.A.S.S. wins all came at the California Delta while Shaw Grigsby (Sam Rayburn Reservoir) and Kevin VanDam (St. Lawrence River) have completed hat tricks as well. “It’s very hum...

9/3/2018 7:14:00 AM
KABB
Jasper County game wardens received information recently about a missing elderly man who had been kayaking on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. A family member who had spoken with the man earlier in the day ...

8/25/2018 7:17:00 PM
KTRE
Despite concerns, he said he's seen worse during his game warden career. “The drought conditions here at Sam Rayburn reservoir are pretty much standard for this time of year,” Wood said. “We've been b...

8/16/2018 2:46:00 PM
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Under the format, which was also used in previous Texas Fest events at Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Lake Travis, a judge in each competitor’s boat weighs and records the official weight of each bass caug...

7/27/2018 5:22:00 AM
KTRE
According to a previous report, McHale was driving a four-wheel drive pickup on Jan. 20 when he rammed it into a U.S. Forest Service vehicle and an Angelina County Sheriff’s Office vehicle before driv...

7/26/2018 4:10:00 AM
Houston Chronicle
It’s not a lot of fun,” said Will Kirkpatrick, who for more than four decades has guided anglers targeting Sam Rayburn Reservoir’s spectacular population of largemouth bass. Kirkpatrick, like many oth...

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

7/18/2018 6:34:00 PM
Longview News-Journal
Rayburn was originally called the McGee Bend dam and reservoir until near its completion. In 1963 the 88th congress renamed the lake Sam Rayburn Reservoir after the late speaker of the house. The rece...

7/16/2018 9:33:00 PM
Scout.com
2019 FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule: January 10-13 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas March 7-10 Lake Seminole Bainbridge, Ga. March 28-31 Grand Lake Grove, Okla. April 11-14 Cherokee Lake Jeff...

7/13/2018 4:05:00 PM
Scout.com
2019 FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule: January 10-13 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas March 7-10 Lake Seminole Bainbridge, Ga. March 28-31 Grand Lake Grove, Okla. April 11-14 Cherokee Lake Jeff...

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...

7/13/2018 2:25:00 PM
KLTV
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 ...

6/13/2018 3:06:00 PM
KLTV
That dream is gone. From FLW 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 Tou...

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 ...





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