Sam Rayburn Reservoir

The lake level is currently 174.63, which is 10.23ft above full pull of 164.4 ft.

The lake level is currently 174.63, which is 10.23ft above full pull of 164.4 ft.

Water clarity varies depending on where your located on the lake. Generally, the south end of the lake is clearer than the north. The water north of the 147 bridge is fairly muddy. There is only about a foot to a foot and a half of visibility. The lake has good vegetation ranging from the south end of the lake to a little past the 147 bridge. Locals have reported the hydrilla and other vegetation starting to grow thin a little past the deer stand area. They have also reported that the fishing has been a little tough with the rising water. Rattle Traps and lipless crankbaits have been a big talk for the shallow water guys. They have reported catching them good on a red/orange colored lipless crankbait. The deep-water guys have been having some success with a deep diving crankbait in a chartreuse blue back color or a red craw pattern. The temperatures have been varying between hot and cold days. This may have some of the fish scattered out doing different things. This could be a good thing because you could find multiple patterns. Water temperatures have been ranging between 52-56 degrees. Good luck and tight lines!