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Current Fishing Report for Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Sam Rayburn Reservoir Fishing Report
September 9, 2016

Hello anglers! Big Sam is about normal as far as water levels and stood at 163.38 early September. Which is slightly down from full pool which is 164.4 feet msl(mean sea level). Water conditions are good and fishing has been above average. We have had some excellent trips the past couple of weeks catching bass both shallow and deep. Our best shallow bite has been on frogs, top water and Texas rigs from 2 to 6 feet.

The frog bite has really been an “all day” deal with both the Spro type frog as well as Stanley’s Top Dog floating type. Some of the best action has been in the bright part of the day in shady places. A decent top water bite early mornings has been consistent using both poppers and walkers. I like the new Sebile Flatbelly Walker in the small version as well as Norman’s Pro Pop and also the Gunfish. These work good for the first hour our so in the morning along the edge of shoreline grass targeting secondary points in the grass.

We are also doing well on a Texas rigged Havoc Bottom Hopper (6.25 inches) in shady watermelon candy and green pumpkin.

I am using 17 lb test Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon and 3/0 Daiichi off set worm hook. This rig eases through the shoreline grass. Work it slowly. We are also finding some grass in 6-8 feet off secondary points. These will almost always have bass especially from dawn until mid-morning. Our deep bite has been mostly on the drop shot in 18 to 26 feet using Bottom Hopper Jrs.

We are also catching a few good fish on a Texas rigged 10 inch Berkley Power Worm in green pumpkin, watermelon candy and redbug working 15 to 25 feet on points. Good fishing and God bless.

It doesn’t get any better than a cool September/October morning on the water.

Joe Joslin Outdoors
Licensed Guide on Toledo Bend & Sam Rayburn
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