Sam Rayburn Reservoir

The lake level is currently 169.79 , which is 5.39 above full pull of 164.4 ft.

The lake level is currently 169.79 , which is 5.39 above full pull of 164.4 ft.

The lake level is currently 169.79 ft, which is 5.39 feet above full pool of 164.4ft. Water Clarity is moderately clear, about 2-3 feet. Water clarity varies depending on where you're located on the lake. Generally, the south end of the lake is clearer than the north. Due to the rising water level, bass have been pushing into the shallows around trees and grass. Anglers have been successful up shallow, mostly during low light conditions, using a swim jig, frog, and Texas rigged worm. Many anglers have been successful fishing out deep on secondary points in 12-20 feet of water using a drop shot, Carolina rig, and deep diving crank baits. The Crappie bite is turning on, with fish being found in 16-18 foot of water suspended in 6-8 foot. Live minnows and jigs are the preferred bait.