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Current Fishing Report for Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Sam Rayburn Reservoir Fishing Report
May 24, 2016


With tournament restrictions and the Big Bass Splash on Toledo last week I have fished Rayburn more than usual the past two weeks. We have caught a lot of fish and have shown clients a great time. The patterns have been similar to Toledo but more quality bass caught in shallow water. My last trip was Friday where we caught nearly 50 bass on a cloudy, cool day perfect day with minimal winds. We started early 6 a.m.) with top water (Flat Belly walker and Yellow Magic) as well as wacky rigs and Texas rigs.

The lake level is 167.3 which is about three feet high which made it ideal to fish the shoreline grass which often was in 7-8 feet of water. Water temps were from 75 to 77 and bass were holding both in the grass as well as on the outside edge of the grass. We targeted grass points and looked for areas where the grass grew out in the lake for a few feet. We caught our biggest fish where the depth in the grass was deeper than 4 feet. We also caught bass on drop shot in 18 to 25 feet on deep ridges and main lake and feeder creek points.

Joe Joslin Outdoors
Licensed Guide on Toledo Bend & Sam Rayburn
Tournament Angler & Outdoor Media
Member: Louisiana Outdoor Writers Assoc.& Southeastern Outdoor Press Assoc
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