Rayburn Texas (TX), also known as
Big Sam, is 15 miles north
of Jasper Texas and is located in the Angelina National
Forest. Known for its great bass fishing, it is also the
Pro's choice for numerous fishing tournaments. Predominant
Fish Species: Largemouth bass Crappie Catfish White &
hybrid striped bass.
Bass are more active during the fall, winter and spring
months due to the cooler weather. Fish are active much
longer during daylight hours and are normally found in
shallow water early morning and late afternoon for active
fish, spinner baits and crank baits are most fishermen’s
choice. A variety of watermelon green plastic worms seems to
work well during the hotter months fished in grass. Early
morning top water baits are just about anything that floats.
Normally Poppers, Prop Baits, Flukes, or just about any
Stick Bait will produce good results.
fishing is great just about year around on minnows or jigs.
During the spawn, target shallow water grass areas. At other
times, Crappie is normally found in deeper water in creek
beds and brush piles.
Rayburn Texas Is located on the Angelina River. Lake Pool
level is 164.4 ft mls with a fluctuation average of 10 ft
annually. The normal lake water is clear to off color in the
north end. Lake Sam Rayburn has a surface area of 114,500
acres, with a maximum depth of 80 ft.
conclusion: Fishermen come from far and wide to fish Sam
Rayburn Lake. In addition to great Bass fishing, there is an
abundance of Crappie which makes Lake Sam Rayburn the
perfect fishing trip for the whole family.
See reports on
Bass Fishing, on
Cabins for rent.