Sam Rayburn Reservoir

The lake level is currently 164.77, which is 0.37 above full pull of 164.4ft.

The lake level is currently 164.77, which is 0.37 above full pull of 164.4ft.

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 has decent visibility (2-2 1/2 foot), but the water above the 103 bridge (Attoyac & Angelina arm) is a little muddy. 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 catching fish shallow, with the deep bite being a little tougher. 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 fisherman have been having some success with a deep diving crankbait in a chartreuse blue back color. The temperatures are slowly starting to decrease and the pressure will be changing. This will help the fishing for sure, so don’t be scared to get a little cold! Fishing in pre-frontal/storm conditions is some of the best fishing you will get. Good luck and tight lines!