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 31 
 on: August 16, 2014, 12:31:01 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.84

Normal pool 164.40               

Water Clarity 2 feet

08-16-14

Sam Rayburn is at 164.03 ft and is falling slowly

Last Thursday we got to do a little fishing and caught 3 fish over 6 by 11:00 AM; up shallow; on Top Toads. The cooler weather has them thinking fall in here. What an awesome day just to be out on the water.

There are some fish up shallow around the grass.  Here are a few baits that have been getting some action. The Stanley Ribbit Top Toad has been the best for us over the pads and around the grass edges. I found that at times you to need to change the retrieval to get them to hit it. Off the edge we've been working a few creature baits and senkoís.  Just let them fall to the bottom. Next on the outer edges of the grass and pads use a little more speed with Spinner baits and crank baits to cover more water looking for active fish.  Weíve had a few fish move up on points and hang on the ledges and creek channels as they move into the pockets. The Carolina and Texas rigged big worms and creature baits have been working here, some of the bites are super light.  Then you get to thinking about how many bites you get that you donít feel. Itís a lot about feeling the bite.  I have seen folks have their rods jerked almost out of their hands, and still not realize they had a bite.   Others feel the weight roll or move an inch and set the hook on a good fish.

Crappie; The Crappie are on the move and the bite has picked up a little.  The bite has been very light and that makes it hard on the newer anglers.  Once  you get the feel then you start pulling them in.  Everyone has loved the pontoon with the shade, changing room and port-o-potty.  We even carry a fan for the real scorching days.  It makes the trip a lot nicer for everyone. Itís one way to get out of the house and have some fun.  We can handle up to 8 anglers. 

 



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.  Donít wait too long to get your trips booked.

Gift Certificates

Donít forget we have Gift Certificate for special occasions. They are good for a year so they have plenty of time to schedule a date.

<í((((-><

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
 


 32 
 on: June 27, 2014, 09:31:49 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn

   

Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.86
Normal pool 164.40      
Water Clarity 2 feet
06-22-14
 ďBig SamĒ is over Full Pool at 164.58  thanks to all of  the rain weíve been getting.  Now the fish are on the move!
The lake is just over pool and looking good for the summer.  That means there is a lot of timber that is under water and I see folks every day running though the middle of the Black Forest. It takes a few seconds to run around to be a lot safer so do the right thing and go around.  If your are not sure check out a couple of maps and get your bearings.
The Lake is fishing a lot different this year and itís been tough on a lot of folks.

Crappie; The Crappie are settling down and things are starting to look up.  We had some guys that can fish and they filled a cooler last week. As summer comes in and everything gets into the summer pattern things will improve. Weíve been catching lots of crappie that are just under the 10Ē mark and thatís a good sign as the summer and fall should be a great year to fill the coolers.   Donít wait too long to get your trip booked. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone with lots of shade and a Pot-O-Potty. 

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

 33 
 on: June 27, 2014, 09:29:28 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn

   

Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.86
Normal pool 164.40      
Water Clarity 2 feet
06-22-14
 ďBig SamĒ is over Full Pool at 164.58  thanks to all of  the rain weíve been getting.  Now the fish are on the move!
The lake is just over pool and looking good for the summer.  That means there is a lot of timber that is under water and I see folks every day running though the middle of the Black Forest. It takes a few seconds to run around to be a lot safer so do the right thing and go around.  If your are not sure check out a couple of maps and get your bearings.
The Lake is fishing a lot different this year and itís been tough on a lot of folks. There a lot of small fish up shallow and senkoís and wacky worms have been catching them around the grass and pads. Stanley has a New Bait out Called the Top Toad  that floats with a hollow body and also has the Ribbits legs so you have both worlds that we have been using over the grass and pads. The bite has been slow but if you find one itís been a pretty good one. There lots of fish scattered out from 8 to 35 ft and have been moving a lot. Some places have Hydrilla and some donít if you find some it will be hard fishing but there some fish hanging in grass. Jigs and Texas rig has been catching a few fish and now and then youíll get a big one.

Crappie; The Crappie are settling down and things are starting to look up.  We had some guys that can fish and they filled a cooler last week. As summer comes in and everything gets into the summer pattern things will improve. Weíve been catching lots of crappie that are just under the 10Ē mark and thatís a good sign as the summer and fall should be a great year to fill the coolers.   Donít wait too long to get your trip booked. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone with lots of shade and a Pot-O-Potty. 

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

 34 
 on: May 31, 2014, 10:05:43 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.79
Normal pool 164.40      
Water Clarity 2 feet
05-31-14
 ďBig SamĒ is almost back to Full Pool at 163.84 thanks to all of  the rain weíve been getting.  Now the fish are on the move!


Crappie; The Crappie are settling down and things are starting to look up.  We had some guys that can fish and they filled a cooler last week. As summer comes in and everything gets into the summer pattern things will improve. Weíve been catching lots of crappie that are just under the 10Ē mark and thatís a good sign as the summer and fall should be a great year to fill the coolers.   Donít wait too long to get your trip booked. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone with lots of shade and a Pot-O-Potty. 

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








 35 
 on: May 31, 2014, 10:04:33 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service
Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.79
Normal pool 164.40      
Water Clarity 2 feet
05-31-14
 ďBig SamĒ is almost back to Full Pool at 163.84 thanks to all of  the rain weíve been getting.  Now the fish are on the move!

The lake is really looking good showing off all the different structure like the Hydrilla, lily pads, coon tail, pepper grass, ledges, humps and stumps.  What are fish feeding on Shad, Bluegillís or Crawfish?  Itís always been said.ĒFind the bait you find some fishĒ.  Are fish chasing bait or not?    Everyone has a different style of fishing, some like to fish slowly, some like to fish fast. Frogs, Buzzbaits, Spinner baits and Crankbaitís are fast mowing baits and cover lots of water.  If youíre catching fish thatís great, if not, itís time to change locations or baits. Sometimes I am hard headed and donít like to slow down.  If thatís what it takes to get the big fish then thatís what youíve got to do.  Last week I got to fish with a good friend who has a lot of patience  when it comes to fishing.  Our first spot just didnít give up any fish, on the second we got a couple of small fish up shallow.  As we eased out we tried something a little different and wham! One over 5 lbs came to the boat. OK!  I got lucky and just happened to drop it in her mouth.  Checking the depth and what she was using for cover, on to our third spot with the same cover and depth.  We began our search for another good fish.  Within just a short time we had another one that topped 5.5 lbs.  After a few minutes I had a small tap and missed it.  My friend got in there and caught her.   6.5 lb.  I was ahead but he got the big fish.  We didnít catch a lot of fish running this pattern but we did catch three quality fish that anyone would want at weigh in.  When youíre fishing for weight you need five good fish not 50 small ones.  With 4 hrs gone, knowing that was a solid pattern for big fish we decided to change our pace, head out, and work on some fun fish. Those scrappy lilí whites are a blast.
ďBig SamĒ has been a little slow getting the top water bite started with the weather changes and all.  I canít remember having a north wind in May that hung around for days. We have been catching a few on Stanley Ribbits around the pencil grass and pads. Donít forget spinner baits on the edges and points early and late in the day.  Crankbaitís and Stanley spinner baits can be very productive off points and ledges when looking for active fish.  These fish will start to set up in their summer pattern so the Carolina, Texas rig and the football jig will start to pickup fish on the deeper edges and drops. There are a lot of good fish out there but youíve got to change you game plan if youíre not catching Ďem. We all have our good days and bad days but you canít have either if you donít get out there. 

Crappie; The Crappie are settling down and things are starting to look up.  We had some guys that can fish and they filled a cooler last week. As summer comes in and everything gets into the summer pattern things will improve. Weíve been catching lots of crappie that are just under the 10Ē mark and thatís a good sign as the summer and fall should be a great year to fill the coolers.   Donít wait too long to get your trip booked. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone with lots of shade and a Pot-O-Potty. 

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








 36 
 on: March 13, 2014, 06:16:15 AM 
Started by spyder - Last post by spyder
On the north end (deer stand and Jackson hill area). Had a friend fish tues for about 2 hours and he said they have moved back up. I think the full moon this weekend will have them active.
Tight Lines to you!

 37 
 on: March 12, 2014, 07:00:37 AM 
Started by spyder - Last post by Bassfishing1
Spyder- Now I am worried.  MY 8 year old has a tournament this Saturday.  Were you on the north end or the south end?  I figured this time of year it would not matter where you were at the fish would be biting. 

 38 
 on: March 11, 2014, 05:11:55 PM 
Started by spyder - Last post by spyder
All I can say is this past weekend was slow for the average angler and seasoned tourney fishermen as well. the bite was tough only 4 about 10" long, fished grass in 6-8' all the way to the bank.

 39 
 on: February 25, 2014, 07:03:10 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn

Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp.61

Normal pool 164.40   

Water Clarity 2 feet

02-25-14

Lake level today 160.25

 ďBig SamĒ is looking good, only 3.47 ft low going into March.

The lake level is rising slowly and there are still a few of the little purple pads hanging around.   That is surprising as cold as it has been.  There is also a little Hydrilla in the middle lake area. The trap bite has been improving slowly and the fish have been moving up getting ready.  A few of the pockets have been warming up to almost 60 with the sunshine. Covering lots of water this time of year is key in finding and catching lots of fish.  The females come up to staging areas waiting for just the right time to move in.  Fronts will push through and cool things down then they will warm up after a few days.  That means the fish will get active only to be pushed back by the next front.  This gives the angler lots of chances to catch a Trophy as they hang around waiting to spawn. These fish have seen lots of baits from the tournament anglers so youíre 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.  Senkoís 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.  Donít get stuck using one bait or one color.  If youíre 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 arenít looking for a lot of bites, just the big one. Youíve 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.  Donít wait too long to get your trips booked.

Gift Certificates

Donít 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 will be waiting for that magic water temperature to move in and start their spawn in the grass. Come on and get your trip booked. The pontoon has plenty of room for everyone with shade and a Pot-O-Potty.

White Bass

The White Bass are still up river and we have been chasing them with catches of over 100 a day. These fish will put your skills to the test with an ultra light rig as you set the hook and they blast off for a run.  So donít wait too long, grab the kids and have a blast.




<í((((-><

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


 

 40 
 on: February 23, 2014, 05:09:06 PM 
Started by spyder - Last post by spyder
Fished about 2 hours 2-22-14 afternoon, water temp ranged from 56 to 61.2 on the northend in some of the pockets, we caught about 7 bass in the shallows the biggest being about 13" lost a couple after hookset they just came off. had 1 that couldnt be turned and wrapped around a log. talk to some crappie fisherman and they said they didnt get a bite all day.
didnt fish today but water was slick as glass and foggy misty this morning, had to finish chores around the camp and pack up. it is about to bust wide open.

Spyder

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