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Current Fishing Report for Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Sam Rayburn Reservoir Fishing Report
August 4, 2015

The lake level continues to fall and is falling about a foot a week and at mid-week stood at 167.6 feet with heavy generating each day. This is down from a high of 174' several weeks ago Water temps are running from 86 to 90 degrees. The bass continue to pull back out of the woods/brush to normal structure away from the bank. The shoreline grass is also becoming more important.

The early and late afternoon bite is decent and with the moon on the increase the mornings are not quite as strong as they have been and late afternoons are improving. Topwater offerings continue to do well including Stanley Top Toad and Ribbit. Poppers and walking type baits also are getting action especially early mornings along grasslines in 4 to 10 feet.

Light Texas rigs and wacky rigs are also productive the first hour or so along outside edges of sholine grass in depths of 6 to 14 feet. Our deeper patterns are deep diving crankbaits (Normans NXS and DD22), Texas rigs, Carolina Rigs and drop shot in depths of 18 to 28 feet. Shad patterns on crankbaits and watermelon family and green pumpkin on soft plastics from mid-morning until late afternoon. Early morning Texas rig colors are junebug, watermelon red, green pumpkin and candy bug.

Joe Joslin Outdoors
Licensed Guide on Toledo Bend & Sam Rayburn
Tournament Angler & Outdoor Media
Member: Louisiana Outdoor Writers Assoc.& Southeastern Outdoor Press Assoc
160 Country Lane, DeRidder, LA 70634

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