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 on: June 24, 2017, 09:16:49 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Water Temperature: 86
Water Clarity: 2-3 feet

06-24-17 Sam Rayburn Fishing Report
 The water temperature is in the 80s at mid lake. The water color is clear to around 2ft, and the lake level is around pool.



The top water bite has started around the few lily pads and pepper grass.   Wacky worms and senko’s worked slowly around the edges have been doing well bagging a few good fish.  If you want to cover to a lot of water the Stanley Spinner bait is the way to go.   Looking for active fish can be lots of fun. Everything looks   good out there with the water still up. We have some bass schooling off the points chasing shad. A devil horse or top water bait should put a few in the boat for you. They may not be big but they sure get the party started. There are some fish showing up on the humps and deeper edges. Crank baits like the XD 6 to XD10 models work at times.  You need to get the bait to make contact with the structure, or switch to a Carolina Rig or Texas Rig to work the bottom. The best colors are Watermelon Red, Pumpkin Seed and Green Pumpkin.


Crappie have been good around the 147 bridge and on brush piles with live bait and jigs. If you don’t have any brush piles put out some.  Now’s the time to do it.  The fishing will only get better around them through the summer into fall when the fish will start up river. Making a good brush pile is the key here. We’ve been catching some big crappie this last week.   So set the hook on your fish, and have the net ready. This next week I will be working on brush piles.   So if you need a trip give me a call

Good Luck, and God Bless.
Lynn Atkinson
 Licensed Professional Guide
 Reel um N Guide Service
srayburn@rayburncountry.com
Cell 979-220-0251
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 on: June 13, 2017, 05:41:55 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Water Temp.85
Normal pool 164.40     
Water Clarity 2 feet
06-13-17
Sam Rayburn has started to come up  this week and is now at 164.83   


Bass ;   Stanley Top  Toad is one my Favorite baits early in the morning around the pepper grass and edges of the hay grass. Lots of top water baits will work this time of year so have some fun. When things slow down we have been getting the wacky worms out and working the grass real slow and catching some nice fish. The crankbait bite has been fair with some fish caught in the 6 to 12 feet range.   Pulling them down to the grass and slowly working back to the boat.  There are a lot of fish out deep in the off shore structure and they been hard to find and even harder to get to bite. The Carolina rig and Jigs have been the two best baits out there so get after them.  Big old monster worms in red bug, watermelon red and pumpkin seed  have been the best three colors.

 
Crappie;  The wind has been blowing this last week and the crappie fishing has turned fair   How about 110 crappie with six guys fishing a full day. These guys could fish and it showed in their catch.  There have been a lot of Crappie caught around the 147 bridge.  It a good place to get out of the sun, set back, relax, and catch a few fish. The Crappie have been getting into their summer patterns.  We have had some good days with some pretty good Crappie.  The average trip has been getting 50 and the best trip,  110.   Lots of folks are getting Dad and Mom or the kids out of the house to enjoy a day on the water.  The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone so get your group booked for a summer trip.  There is plenty of shade and we have two fans to help you keep cool along with a changing room and port- o- potty, just in case. We love to watch the kids catch fish. The excitement on the boat is just unbelievable as the kids

God Bless

Lynn Atkinson
lynn@reelumn.com
www.reelumn.com
srayburn@rayburncountry.com
www.rayburncountry.com
Cell 979-220-0251

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 on: May 21, 2017, 05:23:09 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson


Water Temp.76

Normal pool 164.40               

Water Clarity 2 feet

05-21-17

Sam Rayburn has came up this week and is now at 162.87   We had some rain this last week and it brought the lake up a little.


Bass ;   This week may flies has busted loose and have been everywhere.  There has been some action around them as the small fish have been feeding on them.  The top water bite has still been good around the pads and grass.  There are a lot of fish that stay in the shallow water all summer and feed on blue gill and other little critters that live shallow.  The grass is starting to show in some of the flats and creek channels and has been holding some good fish.  Shallow running crank-baits and spinner baits been doing pretty good. We have some fish moving out onto the ledges and off shore structure.  Stanley ½ oz  football jig as been getting some bites worked slowly over those areas. The Carolina rig is a great way to cover a lot of water off shore on the ledges and structure.


Crappie;  The wind has been the hardest thing to fight this year. There've been a lot of Crappie caught around the 147 bridge.  It a good place to get out of the sun, set back, relax, and catch a few fish. The Crappie have been getting into the summer patterns.  We have had some good days with some pretty good Crappie.  The average trip has been getting 50 and the best trip we had 135 Crappie.   Lots of folks are getting Dad and Mom out of the house to enjoy  a day on the water catching fish.  The pontoon has plenty of room for everyone so get your group booked for a spring crappie trip.



 

 

God Bless


Lynn Atkinson

lynn@reelumn.com

www.reelumn.com

srayburn@rayburncountry.com

www.rayburncountry.com

Cell 979-220-0251

 

             

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 on: May 09, 2017, 06:29:06 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.74

Normal pool 164.40





Sam Rayburn has been coming up this week and is now at 162.93

Bass ; The bass fishing has just started to show signs of a good top water bite with fish moving up thru out the day chasing shad. The pads are just starting to show signs of a few fish moving into them. Most the flats have some grass patches on them and that's been good for a few fish on top water baits. I've been using a number of different baits from Stanley Ribbits, Buzz Baits, Pop-Rs to the small torpedo. The wacky worm can be a great tool. You have got to have patience working the grass lines. Don’t think this is a sissy bait. It’s know for some big fish and winning more then it’s share of tournaments over the years. We have been catching some fish on the outside of the grass lines on Spinner baits and Crankbait’s.  The 8 to 12 ft drivers has been the best for us. Colors change day to day but Shad color or blue gill is at the top of my list to start with. There've been a few fish caught on the points and humps. C/R and T/R a has been the best using worms or small creature baits.

Crappie; The Crappie have been stacking up out there and we have had good days with some pretty good crappie. The average trip has been getting 50 and the best trip we had 90 crappie. Lots of folks are getting Daddy and Mom out of the house and enjoying having fun and catching fish. The wind has been the biggest problem but things should start to settle down as we get a little farther into the summer patterns. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone so get your group booked for a spring crappie trip.

God Bless


Lynn Atkinson

lynn@reelumn.com

www.reelumn.com

srayburn@rayburncountry.com

www.rayburncountry.com

Cell 979-220-0251

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 on: May 02, 2017, 05:11:12 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson


Water Temp.74

Normal pool 164.40               

Water Clarity 2 feet



Sam Rayburn  is now at 162.74   
Big Sam was on Fire the other day.
Sam Rayburn gave up today under the awesome power of Adam and Rick in the pursuit of trophy bass.  We left the dock this morning right after a front had moved though last night with lots of  thunder and lightning and heavy rain fall. Big fish just do not like  weather changes.   Rick started off with a 7.41 lbs  and another one 7.18 lbs.  Rick and myself just catching ones around 3 lbs.  Then my turn came with a 11.20 lbs bass.  After a few more keeper we moved on to the next spot and again Adam came up with one over 6 lbs.  A few more spots and a few more keepers.  We got a  couple pics and turned them losse. We told Rick we needed to cull that 3 lb fish and then he came though with a 5.10 lbs. Time was 11:43.  We had a good bag now.  Adam lost one that looked 6 r 7 lbs  That would put our weight a couple more pounds  but I think 34.10 lbs on a guide trip is a good day for anyone. E2 Baits big worms and Stanley Jigs.  My new FATHOM WORX ROD CAME though with the big fish 11.20 lbs.



Well the wind has still been blowing each day and it’s been tough to get out and do a lot of fishing this week. The early morning has been the best, when the wind has been the lightest.  Everyone hates the wind but at times it can be your friend.  It keeps a lot of folks off the water and that means more room for you to catch fish.  There are some fish that have moved up shallow around the pads and the back of some of the pockets.  They have been chasing some Stanley Ribbits  and Pop – Rs  early and late so get ready for some top water action.  Now with the wind blowing the Stanley Spinner bait and crankbait’s have still been picking up some fish off the points and grass edges.  We have had some fish holding from 12 to 25 ft off the points and ledges.  Those fish have been on Carolina and Texas Rigs, Creature baits and Old Monster worms. There will be some schoolies chasing shad from time to time in open water so keep a shad color crankbait handy.  They can be a lot of fun.









Crappie;  The Crappie have been stacking up out there and we have had some good days with some pretty good crappie. The wind has been the biggest problem but things should start to settle down as we get a little farther into the summer patterns. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone so get your group booked for a spring crappie trip.


Thank everyone for their support.
Jerry and Glenda Julian
Of BASS STRIKE TACKLE
Lonnie Stanley of Stanley Jigs
Howard Etue of E2 BAITS
Fathom WORX Custom Rods
VELVIN OIL COMPANY
Needmore Tackle

 

God Bless


Lynn Atkinson

lynn@reelumn.com

www.reelumn.com

srayburn@rayburncountry.com

www.rayburncountry.com

Cell 979-220-0251

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 on: April 26, 2017, 09:58:03 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Water Temperature: 75
Water Clarity: 2-3 feet

 Sam Rayburn Fishing Report The water temperature is in the high 70’s at mid lake. The water color is clear to around 2ft, and the lake level is around 1 ft low. The top water bite has been good early in the morning around the grass and lily pads on Stanley Top Toads and baby chug bugs. We have been catching some fish in the drains and ditch’s, off the flats and off points on the main lake. On Senko’s, Wacky worms, Carolina Rig Lizards and Worms. Colors have been Watermelon Red ,Pumpkin seed, Green pumpkin, and Watermelon red Green Flake. The better fish, are holding a little deeper around 6 to 15ft in the ditches and drains, around the creeks .

 This week the Crappie start there move out to deeper water. The bridge has been good with some fish showing up on live bait and jigs.. Some of the brush piles have been paying off with some nice size crappie this last week, so come on out and set the hook on your fish.

Good Luck, and God Bless.
Lynn Atkinson
Licensed Professional Guide
Reel um N Guide Service
srayburn@rayburncountry.com
Home 936-897-3400 Cell 979-220-0251

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 on: April 14, 2017, 07:31:20 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp. 74

Normal pool 164.40               

Water Clarity 2 feet

 

04-13-17

Sam Rayburn has been coming back up slowly with the rain we have been getting each week. “Big Sam” is looking good this year. The fronts and the rain has kept the water temperature in the mid 70s.    there is a lot cover in the water from the buck brush to Hay grass ,pepper grass  and hydilla for the fish to hide in.  There were some fish that spawned, but did they all spawn? I still see males up shallow staking out beds and at times see a few balls of fry.  With the water temperature in the mid 70s any that are still trying to spawn would not need to so shallow.  We had some small fish schooling in the shallow chase shad so be ready for them.We had been catching some fish up in the new vegetation on Senko’s and Wacky worms.  In some of the pockets it’s still a little spotty but has been improving with better  fish this week.  Some fish have hit on Spinner baits and lipless crankbait’s over the grass and around the edges of the brush.  Those that need to get away from all the pitching in the brush, casting in 4 to about 10 foot has shown good results. The points and ledges around the spawning pockets have been giving up a few fish on Carolina and Texas rig. The deep bite has been slow but should improve in the next few weeks. Things are starting to look up around here. Hopefully Big Sam will get back on track and start producing the fish it is so famous for.


Big Bass Splash

Everyone will be hoping for a huge bass to weigh in at the Big Bass Splash.  Things are going to be different than last year with the water closer to normal and vegetation.  It’s time things start to look up.   If you haven’t been on the lake in some time you better get out here and get to fishing.  You  will  find that in the  hunt for a big fish a lot has changed.

Remember the Sharelunker Program entries started on October 1 and runs thru April 30th. If you haven’t heard, it encourages anglers who catch a 13 - pound- plus largemouth bass to lend or donate it to the TPWD for spawning purposes. There are some great benefits doing this and one of them is that the angler receives a fiberglass replica of the bass. There is a 24- hour pager at 1-888-784-0600 Check out the Program rules at their site along with the Benefits. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker/

Crappie;   Crappie have been stacking up out there and we have had some good days and caught pretty good crappie. The wind has been the biggest problem but things should start to settle down as we get a little farther into the summer patterns. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone so get your group booked for a spring crappie trip.

 

 

God Bless

For More Information Call or Write:
Lynn Atkinson
865 Norris St
Zavalla, TX 75980
Cell (979) 220-0251         

www.reelumn.com


lynn@reelumn.com

www.rayburncountry.com

 srayburn@rayburncountry.com

 

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 on: April 10, 2017, 08:22:14 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
   

Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp. 74
Normal pool 164.40      
Water Clarity 2 feet
Lake level today 162.97
 “Big Sam” is looking good.
The lake level is holding its own.   The Hydrilla has been making a comeback in the middle lake area.   A few of the pockets have been warming up to high 70s with the sunshine. Covering lots of water this time of year is key in finding and catching lots of fish.   Fronts will push through and cool things down then they will warm up after a few days.  We still seeing a few males up shallow holding to spots along with see some fry moving around.  This gives the angler lots of chances to catch a Trophy. Is the Spawn over that’s a big question this year  as I can say I caught fish with bloody tails on them.  These fish have seen lots of baits from the tournament anglers so you’re going have to do something different and improve your game to catch them.
There will be a lot of fish hanging around the grass lines.  Senko’s and wacky worms will catch a fish off the grass lines and back in the pockets for the guys that want to fish slowly. Now for all of you hard core fishermen, try Stanley Spinner baits and Traps.  Use them to cover a lot of water, working the points and grass lines back into the pockets.  There will be lots of grass in the back of the pockets and fish will hide making it hard to get them out.  Don’t get stuck using one bait or one color.  If you’re not getting bites change something. The points and ledges will be holding some nice fish and the C/R or T/R along with a jig will catch some.  The old Lizard is a hard one for them to turn down. You aren’t looking for a lot of bites, just the big one. You’ve got to fish hard and be patient.  These fish will hold in small groups and when you find them it can be awesome.
Trophy Bass
The chance of catching a Trophy Bass is greatest from now till the end of the spawn as lots of fish are up shallow. The moon has a big part in this and most folks fish the hardest on the full moon. The next chance will be when they lock into their summer pattern.  Don’t wait too long to get your trips booked.
Gift Certificates
Don’t forget we have Gift Certificate for special occasions. They are good for a year so they have plenty of time to schedule a date.


Crappie;
 The Crappie are moving back down river and a few have been making their way in the pockets with some moving out to the brushpiles. We have been catching 75 to 100 crappie on the last few trips. Come on and get your trip booked. The pontoon has plenty of room for everyone with shade and a Pot - O – potty. So don’t wait too long, grab the kids and have a blast.


God Bless
Lynn Atkinson
srayburn@rayburncountry.com
www.rayburncountry.com
www.reelumn.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lynn@reelumn.com
Cell 979-220-0251

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 on: September 04, 2015, 06:58:45 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn


Crappie Fishing
The crappie fishing has turned on hot and heavy with ice chests fill of crappie
 If you missed the spring fishing for crappie now the time to get in on the action.
There will a lot of crappie caught this fall.


There will be some promotional offers from time to time in the news letter's.

The first 5 people that book a trip or buy a Gift Certificates and mention this news letter will get a discount on their trip.

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 on: September 04, 2015, 06:55:59 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn

Sam Rayburn has been awesome the last few weeks with the top water bite kicking off.  There's been a lot of schooling bass over the main lake making for some great action for everyone.  Make sure have a spoon or a Blade tied on. The pads and grass areas have had some monster chasing bait and the frog has been getting lots of action. 
 


Crappie Fishing
The crappie fishing has turned on hot and heavy with ice chests fill of crappie
 If you missed the spring fishing for crappie now the time to get in on the action.
There will a lot of crappie caught this fall.


There will be some promotional offers from time to time in the news letter's.

The first 5 people that book a trip or buy a Gift Certificates and mention this news letter will get a discount on their trip.

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