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 on: May 13, 2018, 04:59:54 AM 
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

05-13-18

“Big Sam” is right at pool level.


The top water bite on “Big Sam” can be Awesome and things are looking good with all the water. The water is stained in the pockets and creeks but is clearing as things start to settle down. Make sure you get some new line on the reels as fighting these fish around all the cover will be tough on everything. Get ready for the challenge of casting around things and into the holes in the cover. The Stanley Ribbit will be on my list of top water baits to get around all this stuff and haul out the fish. In the more open areas the Pop-Rs, Hunchbacks and Buzz Baits will see their share of fish. Don’t forget about the Stanley Spinner Baits out on the edges as they can cover a lot of water. The Crankbait’s will see their share of fish off the long points and creek channels so get to reeling. The deeper areas will be holding some nice fish in 16 to 20 foot of water and the old Carolina and Texas rig. Look for ledges and long main lake points to hold some good fish. A few fish will move out to the humps offshore and hang out for the summer.

Crappie; The Crappie have started to settle down and things are starting to look up. The guyd had 103 crappie the other day. Don’t wait too long to get your trip booked. The new 24 ft tritoon has plenty of room for everyone with lots of shade and a Pot-O-Potty for them times in need.

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 13, 2018, 10:25:05 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp. 67
Normal pool 164.40     
Water Clarity 2 feet
04-13-18

Sam Rayburn is at 167.80 ft and has been coming up from all the rain.  The water is muddying up a lot of the creeks and pockets and cooling the water down. The bass have some cover to hide in and the grass makes it hard to get into. 

Trophy Bass

The bass have been holding in the buck brush on the inside of the pockets and around the hay grass.  The bite has been tough with all the cover they have to hide in.  With the water going up and down as the pull water off the lake and just as the get it almost to pool big rain showers come in and push it 3 ft over pool again. These fish aren’t sure which way to go.  We never seen a lot of fish on beds but then it hard to get a pattern with everything going on.
Soft plastic was doing the best; with a small weight or none at all; pulling it though the old grass and buck brush.  Colors were Watermelon Red to Black / Blue for the most part.  E2 Baits have some DoodleBugs that work great for pitching into this stuff.  The bite has just been a tap and it could be a little male or a 8 lb female on the other end.  Keep good line and retie ever so often  just to be sure you don’t lose that big fish. For guys that have to keep on the move and burn up the water' the Stanley Spinner bait has been getting some action as the fish move in.  Colors that I start with are Sexy Shad, Golden Bream or Bleeding Shad.  If the water is off color the brighter colors may work better.  The deep bite has been tough and the bites have been slow on the Texas or Carolina Rig

If you catch a trophy Bass get some good pictures, weight and measurements and set her free.  A good Taxidermy shop like Lake Fork Taxidermy won’t need the fish to make a replica that you will be proud of.  Trophy Bass are hard to come by and most people take them home to show everyone a DEAD FISH in the cooler.  What I like to do is go back, take my friends and try to catch her again in the same place. The excitement is wonderful when they try.  A good taxidermist can make a replica of the Bass you caught without killing the fish.  The replica will outlast the real thing and can be repaired if something should ever happen. The real fish starts to fade in a couple of years and turn a dark yellow color.  The replica is still looking like you just caught it. So don’t kill the fish.  Put her back so she can spawn and keep her genes in the lake to build trophy Bass for the future.  Check out Lake Fork Taxidermy.  They've been doing great work for years. Check out Greg’s comments about his 14 lb bass.  He caught her in Lake Okeechobee and released her after getting pictures and measurements.

One thing for sure, you can’t catch a Trophy Bass sitting at home watching the boob tube.  Get some new line on all the reels, get out, and get fishing. It’s nice to get away and enjoy a day on the lake. Take someone fishing this week.

.  Remember the Sharelunker Program
Toyota ShareLunker Program announces Big Changes for 2018
ShareLunker Program is for 13 Pounds Plus Largemouth Bass
Lunker Legacy Class 13 pounds  plus  Jan 1 to march 31
Lunker Legend Class 13Pound plus  Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Elite Class 10 lbs to 12.99 lbs Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Class: 8 lbs or 24 inches. Jan 1 to Dec 31
Check out the rules
There will be drawing at the end season for a $5,000.  Shopping spree and Lifetime lic.



Crappie; The Crappie fishing has started to pick up with some good slabs caught in the grass as they move in to spawn. Water temperature is the big key here as a front can kill the bite overnight. The last trip was a blast with over 80 crappie caught. They should start bunching up and that’s when the fun starts.  They will move in shallow and bunch up, that’s when you can load the coolers. Having fun with your friends and family is the best. Grab the kids and friends then come enjoy a day on the water.   Everyone has loved the new pontoon with the shade, changing room and the port-o-potty.   We can handle up to 8 anglers. 




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: March 11, 2018, 06:32:01 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.62
Normal pool 164.40     
Water Clarity 2 feet
03-11-18
Lake level today 166.14

 Sam Rayburn is warming up and the fish are moving up on the warmer days getting ready for the spawn. We have seen a few males in the shallows cruising around.  We had a few fish pull up in the staging spots last week.  We lost one nice fish, it snaked under the boat and broke off. We had been running down a few banks throwing traps when she sucked the bait in.  He set the hook and the fight was on. She made a couple runs and came out of the water to let us know she was not going to give up easy. From what we could see she was somewhere in the 8 to 9 pound range. The client did everything right.  He had just put on new line but somehow there were a couple of nicks and you know the rest of the story. We picked up a lot of fish that had moved up with a couple of 4 pounds to add to the mix. The cold fronts will push these fish back and forth from the inside grass line to the outside and some will move out to the staging spots. This is what makes timing so important this time of year.  We’ve heard a few more big fish have been caught and stories of the ones that got away.   We are getting excited about the chances of catching a trophy bass.

Some of the water in the back of the creeks is muddy The grass has thinned out a little but there’s still a lot of grass hiding under the surface, off points and back in the creeks. Baits always seem to be the same on each report thru the year.’ The upper river is muddy from all the rain.

 Some of the guys love the soft plastic baits like senko’s and wacky worms.  They catch a lot of fish through year and can be a bait to use when it’s tough out there.  When the fish move up shallow this is one bait that you can catch some nice fish on. Everyone is always asking about colors; Watermelon Red, June Bug, and plum apple are just a few to start.   You may go wild with a few of the bright colors like Bubble Gum, Merthiolate or Chartreuse, just have you shades on. The Rayburn Red trap is always talked about this time of year. They catch a lot of fish from small ones to a trophy.    Don’t overlook the chrome and gold colors as all lipless baits aren’t the same.  Different baits have different sounds along with shapes and colors.   Sometime it is very good to have something different than what everyone else is throwing. The Stanley Spinner Bait in the Vibra-Shaft will be good around the old bean brushing and off points as the fish move in.  Sexy Shad and Bleeding Shad are two colors to start with but don’t forget Toledo Gold.  Covering a lot of water can be fun and rewarding this time of year.  The Carolina and Texas rig off the points and humps close to spawning areas will start to turn up some nice fish.
Keep the T/R, C/R and Stanley Football Jigs handy.  Lizards and Crawfish are good baits to be using this time of year. I think of fish as being cooler this time of year and their colors are pale so I like to throw light colors that blend in.  Some like watermelon seed, root beer and watermelon red,  don’t think I won’t throw a wild color like cherry seed in the mix.  It’s red; and crawfish are red; and most of the trap fish are caught on red.   E2 bait Company makes great baits and one of the ones I like in the winter and spring is the DoodleBug.  It works great on everything from flipping them in the buck brush and grass to putting them on my C/R.  Don’t forget about using them for a Jig trailer. 

Trophy Bass
I can’t tell you the chances of catching a Trophy Bass from now till spring.  The moon has a big part in this and most folks fish the hardest on the moon.   

Crappie; The Crappie bite has been light and you have got to really get the feel of them. We had some fish start moving down the river looking to spawn. That can be lots of fun and we had folks catch the weather just right and have a blast with corks and minnows.  The kids have more fun watching the cork, setting the hook on a nice crappie. Don’t wait too long to get your trip booked. The pontoon has plenty of room for everyone with shade and a Port-O-Potty. 



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: March 05, 2018, 07:51:03 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp. 62
Normal pool 164.40     
Water Clarity 2 feet
03-05-18

Sam Rayburn is at 166.33 ft and has been coming up from all the rain.  The water is muddying up a lot of the creeks and pockets and cooling the water down. The bass have some cover to hide in and the grass makes it hard to get into. 

Trophy Bass
Soft plastic was doing the best; with a small weight or none at all; pulling it though the old grass and beans trees.  Colors were Watermelon Red to Black / Blue for the most part.  E2 Baits have some DoodleBugs that work great for pitching into this stuff.  The bite has just been a tap and it could be a little male or a 6 lb female on the other end.  Keep good line and retie ever so often  just to be sure you don’t lose that big fish. For guys that have to keep on the move and burn up the water' the Stanley Spinner bait has been getting some action as the fish move in.  Colors that I start with are Sexy Shad, Golden Bream or Bleeding Shad.  If the water is off color the brighter colors may work better.  The deep bite has been tough and the bites have been slow on the Texas or Carolina Rig

If you catch a trophy Bass get some good pictures, weight and measurements and set her free.  A good Taxidermy shop like Lake Fork Taxidermy won’t need the fish to make a replica that you will be proud of.  Trophy Bass are hard to come by and most people take them home to show everyone a DEAD FISH in the cooler.  What I like to do is go back, take my friends and try to catch her again in the same place. The excitement is wonderful when they try.  A good taxidermist can make a replica of the Bass you caught without killing the fish.  The replica will outlast the real thing and can be repaired if something should ever happen. The real fish starts to fade in a couple of years and turn a dark yellow color.  The replica is still looking like you just caught it. So don’t kill the fish.  Put her back so she can spawn and keep her genes in the lake to build trophy Bass for the future.  Check out Lake Fork Taxidermy.  They've been doing great work for years. Check out Greg’s comments about his 14 lb bass.  He caught her in Lake Okeechobee and released her after getting pictures and measurements.

One thing for sure, you can’t catch a Trophy Bass sitting at home watching the boob tube.  Get some new line on all the reels, get out, and get fishing. It’s nice to get away and enjoy a day on the lake. Take someone fishing this week.

.  Remember the Sharelunker Program
Toyota ShareLunker Program announces Big Changes for 2018
ShareLunker Program is for 13 Pounds Plus Largemouth Bass
Lunker Legacy Class 13 pounds  plus  Jan 1 to march 31
Lunker Legend Class 13Pound plus  Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Elite Class 10 lbs to 12.99 lbs Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Class: 8 lbs or 24 inches. Jan 1 to Dec 31
Check out the rules
There will be drawing at the end season for a $5,000.  Shopping spree and Lifetime lic.


White Bass:
We've been running a few trips up river catching a lot of white Bass.  The last trip we caught over 75 fish and filled two coolers. They are good eating and loads of fun for everyone. Most of these fish move up the in Jan. to spawn.   Have an awesome day with the Kids or Mom or Dad.  Remember, Memories are what last a lifetime.

Crappie; The Crappie fishing has started to pick up with some good slabs caught in the grass as they move in to spawn. Water temperature is the big key here as a front can kill the bite overnight. The last trip was a blast with over 80 crappie caught. They should start bunching up and that’s when the fun starts.  They will move in shallow and bunch up, that’s when you can load the coolers. Having fun with your friends and family is the best. Grab the kids and friends then come enjoy a day on the water.   Everyone has loved the new pontoon with the shade, changing room and the port-o-potty.   We can handle up to 8 anglers. 




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: February 25, 2018, 09:06:40 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson     

Water Temp. 62

Normal pool 164.40               

Water Clarity 2 feet

02-25-2018


Sam Rayburn is rising fast with all the rain and at 164.30.  The river and creeks are muddy and the mud line is moving down the lake. The main lake is still clear to about 2 ft.


There been a small wave of fish move up this week along with a few nice fish.  Finding some clear water to sight fish is going be tough with more rain in the forecast.  Flipping some  soft plastic in the buck brush is going be one way to pull a few fish out of it. The Stanley Spinner bait and trap will get some baits around the grass and cover a lot of water looking for the active fish.  The deeper bite will be on points leading into the spawning grounds and Carolina Rig and Stanley Jigs will produce some fish.


Trophy Bass

  The weather has been warm and when the moon is full in March, we're looking for a great surge of fish to move in.   This should bring on a few days of  some of the best fishing on Sam Rayburn.  Last year we had a couple of days that the fishing was unbelievable.  It was all about timing and being in the right spot.




One thing for sure you can’t catch a Trophy Bass sitting at home watching the boob tube.  Get some new line on all the reels, get out, and get fishing. It’s nice to get away and enjoy a day on the lake. Take someone fishing this week.




Toyota ShareLunker Program announces Big Changes for 2018
ShareLunker Program is for 13 Pounds Plus Largemouth Bass
Lunker Legacy Class 13 pounds  plus  Jan 1 to march 31
Lunker Legend Class 13Pound plus  Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Elite Class 10 lbs to 12.99 lbs Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Class: 8 lbs or 24 inches. Jan 1 to Dec 31
Check out the rules
There will be drawing at the end season for a $5,000.  Shopping spree and Lifetime lic.
There is a app for you smart phone to take pictures and measure of your fish along with collecting DNA from the fish.
Call (903-681-0550)






Crappie; The Crappie fishing has been slow as they move down river but we are still catching a few. They should start bunching up and that’s when it will get good.  Getting out on cool winter days, having fun with your friends and family is the best. Grab the kids and friends and come out to enjoy a day on the water.   Everyone has loved the New 24 ft Tritoon  with the shade, changing room and the port-o-potty.   We can handle up to 12 anglers. 



       
I want to thank  Bass Strike Tackle in Zavalla for their support and for keeping me in baits and line.

Thanks Everyone for your support

Fathom Worx Custom Rods, E2 Bait Company , Stanley Jigs, Kick'n Bass Scents, Bowden Marine and  Lake View Motel

 

 


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






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 on: January 23, 2018, 10:26:13 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp. 47

Normal pool 164.40

Water Clarity 2 feet

1-23-2018

 

Sam Rayburn is at 161.66  ft and has been coming up slowly. We have gotten rain from each of the fronts that have gone thru. Sam Rayburn is still low but things have begun to look better.

 

The lake is 2.74 ft low and the back of the creeks have been muddy from the rains and the grass lines have been slowly disappearing. The grass you found last week may not be there next week.

 

Trophy Bass

Big Sam has been really cold the last few weeks but with this week and the warmer weather the water will warm up some more in the main lake and pockets.  We already seen some nice size fish caught up shallow which is first sign they are getting ready to move in with the first wave. As often happens a cold front pushed though to hold them back from the bed. This is the way it goes each year; so that we have more of a chance to catch that big fish moving up; waiting. We've been catching fish on a lot of different baits, the lipless bait has been the top producer. The senko’s and the wacky worms in the shallows and over the grass have been picking up a few fish. They are great for the guys that want to fish slow and enjoy that thump on the line. Colors, try plum apple, water melon red and black blue in the muddier water. The lipless bait has been getting lots of hits and colors change from red to chrome from day to day. Sometimes they want to see something new, or a different sound maybe just the ticket to get them to bite. The spinner bait bite has been pretty good over the grass with white or Bream colors being the best. As with any bait change up the retrieval, from fast to slow, stop and go or letting it drop sometimes will trigger a hit. It’s about seeing what will trigger the bite, or as one top pro says, "Tricking the fish to bite is your job." Crankbaits and Jigs off the long points moving into the spawning grounds shad and bream colors have been the best. Some of the staging spots have been holding a few fish as they move up, then back out as the fronts push though. Carolina and Texas rig Lizards and Old Monster worms in watermelon red and watermelon seed are two colors that have gotten some hits. The bite has been very light and at times it just feels heavy. So the old saying, "Hooks sets are free" goes here. Remember, little fish hit a bait hard, a big fish just sucks it up then plops it out.

 

One thing for sure, you can’t catch a Trophy Bass sitting at home watching the boob tube. Get some new line on all the reels, get out, and get fishing. It’s nice to get away and enjoy a day on the lake. Take someone fishing this week.

 Toyota ShareLunker Program announces Big Changes for 2018


ShareLunker Program is for 13 Pounds Plus Largemouth Bass
Lunker Legacy Class 13 pounds  plus  Jan 1 to march 31
 Lunker Legend Class 13Pound plus  Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Elite Class 10 lbs to 12.99 lbs Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Class: 8 lbs or 24 inches. Jan 1 to Dec 31   
Check out the rules   
There will be drawing at the end season for a $5,000. Shopping spree and Lifetime lic.
There is a app for you smart phone to take pictures and measure of your fish along with collecting DNA from the fish.
Call (903-681-0550)


 

Crappie

 

The Crappie fishing has been slow as they move down river but we are still catching a few. They should start bunching up and that’s when the fun starts. They will move in shallow and bunch up, that’s when you can load the coolers. Having fun with your friends and family is the best. Grab the kids and friends then come enjoy a day on the water. Everyone has loved the new pontoon with the shade, changing room and the port-o-potty. We can handle up to 10 anglers.

White Bass

 The white has just been a little slow to get started this year but they starting to show up with a few small males first. I say a few more weeks and the action will get jot and heavy. So Get your trips. Weekends are filling up.

God Bless
Lynn Atkinson


lynn@reelumn.com
www.reelumn.com
Cell 979-220-0251

srayburn@rayburncountry.com

www.rayburncountry.com

 
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 on: January 07, 2018, 01:18:02 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.50
Normal pool 164.40     
Water Clarity 2 feet
01-07-2018
Sam Rayburn is at 161.47 ft.   It has been rising slowly from the rain we got when a front pushed through.    Sam Rayburn is still low but things are beginning to looking up.Some of the creeks and the river have been a little muddy from the rains. The grass lines have been slowly disappearing. The grass you found last week may not be there next week.  The fish will be using the grass a lot as they move in on the points and creek channels.  The cold weather came in early this year so we should have a lot fish come in early.  We have been catching a few nice fish in the staging areas this week. The bite has been slow but hooking a 5 to 6 lb fish can be a dream for some people.  We had several females that have been just bulging at the seams.  This is the time that a Trophy Bass will be her heaviest.
Sam Rayburn is known for the Trap bite this time of year in the grass and it has just started.   
Senkko’s and wacky worms will catch their share of fish around the grass lines and edges for the guys that want to fish slow. For the guys that want to chunk and wind all day. The Trap and Stanley Spinner bait will cover a lot of water looking for active fish along the points and back into the pockets.  There should be some big fish moving around the points and creek channels as they start moving into the pockets.  The Carolina Rig and Stanley Football Jig will pick up a few of them. Most bites will be very light so get ready.   Remember you have a couple of days between the fronts where the water will warm up and the fish will move in only to move out when the next front pushes though.

Trophy Bass
We are looking for a great surge of fish to move in and hopefully a few days of some of the best fishing on Sam Rayburn.  Last year we had a couple of days that the fishing was just unbelievable.  It was all about timing and being in the right spot. One thing for sure, you can’t catch a Trophy Bass sitting at home watching the boob tube.  String some new line on all the reels then get out there and get to fishing. It’s nice to get away and enjoy a day on the lake. Take someone fishing this week.
.   
Toyota ShareLunker Program announces Big Changes for 2018
ShareLunker Program is for 13 Pounds Plus Largemouth Bass
Lunker Legacy Class 13 pounds  plus  Jan 1 to march 31
 Lunker Legend Class 13Pound plus  Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Elite Class 10 lbs to 12.99 lbs Jan 1 to Dec 31
Lunker Class: 8 lbs or 24 inches. Jan 1 to Dec 31   
Check out the rules   
There will be drawing at the end season for a $5,000. Shopping spree and Lifetime lic.
There is a app for you smart phone to take pictures and measure of your fish along with collecting DNA from the fish.
Call (903-681-0550)




Crappie; The Crappie fishing has been slow as they move upriver but we are still catching a few. They should start bunching up and that’s when it will get good.  Getting out on cool winter day and having some fun with your friends and family is the best. Grab the kids and come out to enjoy a day on the water.   Everyone has loved the new pontoon with the shade, changing room and the port-o-potty.   We can handle up to 8 anglers. 

White Bass; The White Bass are up river and that can be some awesome fishing for everyone. The fronts will slow the bite down some but you can still normally catch 30 on the slow day  and 100 on a good day. Take an ultra light rig and hook into a few of them.  You have got a fight on your hands for sure.  If you want the wife and kids to have a blast and get them hooked on fishing this is the trip to take. We’ve been taking trips up river and have been doing pretty good.   

God Bless
Lynn Atkinson
srayburn@rayburncountry.com
www.rayburncountry.com
Cell 979-220-0251
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 on: December 22, 2017, 03:32:07 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.58
Normal pool 164.40     
Water Clarity 2 feet
12-22-2017
Sam Rayburn is now at 161.48   


Bass ;   There is a ton of matted  grass out there the fish are using as cover making it tough to get to them.  Working some soft plastics over it can entice a few bites.    The Stanley Top Toad is another good bait that works well  over the grass.  The crankbait bite has been fair with some fish caught in the 6 to 12 feet range.   Pull them down into the grass and slowly work back to the boat.  The Trap bite has been pretty good and will always catch some fish around the grass.  The deep bite has been slow with all the grass up shallow holding the fish.

 
Crappie  The crappie have been moving up river and it’s been on and off. We are planning on making several trips up there after the New Year to get some fish located. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone so get your trips booked early for 2018.  There is plenty of shade and 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 set a hook and enjoy the fight.
White Bass: The White bass will be kicking off the New Year and can be a lot of excitement for everyone. We have had trips with 50 to 100 caught.

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: December 15, 2017, 06:35:06 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn

Sam Rayburn Cold Water Bite

Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.60
Normal pool 164.40     
Water Clarity 2 feet
12-15-17
Lake level today 161.55
 “Big Sam” is looking good, only 2.8 ft low going into the winter months. There is still a lot of grass in the back of the pockets and off the points for the fish to hide in.. The water has been cooling down and things are changing.  The fish are starting to move more.  There will be a lot of fish up shallow chasing shad.  For the guys that want to fish slow and feel that tap on the line, senko’s and wacky worms over the top of the grass and around the old pads will catch a lot of fish.  Now if you just have to cover a lot of water Stanley spinner baits and traps along the grass lines and off points will haul a few fish into the boat. There will still be a lot of fish out deep so the C/R and T/R will catch a few of them in 20 to 35 ft. The fish have been scattered out and at times the old drop shot comes out if you can’t get something to bite.  These fish have seen lots of baits by the tournament anglers so you’re going have to do something different and improve your game to catch the big one.


Trophy Bass
The chance of catching a Trophy Bass is greater from now till spring as they move up looking to spawn early. The moon has a big part in this and most folks fish the hardest on the full moon.  Don’t wait too long to get your trips booked as we have started to book for 2014.
Gift Certificates
Don’t forget we have Gift Certificates for Christmas.  Give Dad one gift for Christmas that he is sure to love!  Gift certificates are also great for other special occasions. They are good for a year so they have time to take it.

The Senko’s and wacky worms have been catching a lot of small fish along the grass lines with a few nice ones here and there. The Stanley Spinner bait and Lipless crankbait have been getting a lot of action this last week.  We caught a lot of fish and covered a lot of water. The crankbait bite has been good on ledges and creek channels.  The deep bite has been a little tough on us this week with the fish moving up to the shallows to fatten up for winter. But in all we’ve had some great days on the water and some of the best weather in ages.
 We have a lot of boats buzz by the pontoon just to see where we are fishing.   Lots of them get way to close and can endanger the people on the boat.  Just a few years back we had a boat get to close to a small boat with 3 people in it.  The results of that type behavior are never good.   

Crappie; The Crappie bite has been pretty good with 40 crappie, average , per trip.   The bite has been light and you have got to really get the feel of them.  There have been a lot of hand size Bluegills hanging out over the brush piles.  You’ve got to work your bait past them to get to the Crappie.  The folks that catch on and get the bait past the Bluegill have been catching lots of fish. The group that catches the most legal, keeper size, Crappie wins a free trip the next year.  Don’t wait too long to get your trip booked. The pontoon has plenty of room for everyone with shade and a Pot-O-Potty. 


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


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 on: December 02, 2017, 11:13:07 AM 
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Lynn Atkinson




Water Temp.64


Normal pool 164.40


Water Clarity 2


Low 2.40 feet


12-02-17
Sam Rayburn is at 162.04 ft


 

The water temperature down in the mid 60s we’ll start to see more fish move up and get more active as we head into the late fall season. There will be days the fish want plastic and days they want something to chase. We still have lots of  hydrilla to fish. Senko’s and flukes have been getting some action along with the Stanley Top Toads if they want to chase something. We have been throwing a few of the Baby Ribbits and fish like them. Small shad are everywhere and that’s what they are feeding on. That’s a good color to start with when throwing spinner baits or crank baits in shad color. Sometimes covering a lot of water in the fall to catch a lot of fish can be loads of fun. We’ve been catching a few fish in 8 to 14 ft of water off points and creek channels on Stanley Football Jigs and Carolina rigs. Work them slow or dead stick them. Good Luck




 


Sharelunker Program

Remember the Sharelunker Program entries started on October 1 and run 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/

 

White Bass:
White Bass will start to make their run up river and we will be booking trips for them on the pontoon for the winter run. So don’t wait.

 

Crappie;

The Crappie fishing picked up last week as we stumbled across a few places holding some great fish. Getting out on cool fall days and having fun with your friends and family is the best. Grab the kids and friends then come out to enjoy a day on the water. Everyone has loved the new pontoon with the shade, changing room and the port-o-potty. We can handle up to 8 anglers.

 


Gift Certificates:


We have Gift Certificates that are good for 1 year for all special people in your life.

 


Now is the time to get your boats down to the shop for service. Get that old water changed out drain and refill the lower unit oil a new set of plugs and any other service that may need done. That way it will be ready when you come out of the woods from hunting. It’s a lot better to get it service now then wait till something goes wrong and cost you big money and time off the water this spring.




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


 




For More Information Call or TEXT
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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