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 91 
 on: June 13, 2012, 05:07:36 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn
Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson


Water Temp.83

Normal pool 164.40               

Water Clarity 2 feet

06-13-12

 ďBig SamĒ is looking good, 1 ft low going into the summer months.  We have been getting rain showers this week bringing the lake up just a little.


The Hydria is spotty and hard to find but has been coming back slowly and will be holding some fish.   On the other hand the milfoil and pepper grass have been coming on strong with some out in 8 to 12 ft of water.

The shallow bite has been slow with a few fish moving on points around the pads early and late. Stanley Ribbits and Buzz Baits have been the best to find the active fish and cover a lot of water.  The Stanley Spinner baits have also been picking up some nice fish on the points and ledges.  The crankbaitís have been getting a few fish on creeks channels and ledges in 6 to 13 ft.   Colors change and shad and bluegill are two of the colors weíve been using.  The deep bite has been13 to 27 ft with the Carolina rig, Texas rig and Stanley Football Jig.  Theyíve been the best baits out there and the bite has been super light.  Now hold on to your seat, we caught a few fish on spoons in 30 to 35 ft off deep ledges and river channels.


 This is where the New Lowrance 10 HDS Gen 2 and the New Structure Scan HD has been coming into play picking up the structure and bait fish in the areas.  This is almost like having a camera to look for fish and structure.  I am looking for small structure that holds one big fish not monster piles that hold a lot of small fish. 


Crappie; The Crappie have started to set up on some of the brush piles. 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.  Youíve 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.  Donít wait too long to get your trip booked. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone with shade and a Pot-O-Potty. 

Summer Fun


Bluegill ; Bluegill and Kids go hand in hand.  You and your kids can have a lot fun catching them right now. If youíre looking for something to do with the kids this summer get them out on the lake, have some fun and make memories that last a lifetime.


 

   

 

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

 

 

 

 


 


 92 
 on: June 11, 2012, 08:06:17 PM 
Started by Buckshot - Last post by TheFluke
What a disaster this tourney turned out to be!

 93 
 on: June 02, 2012, 09:53:35 AM 
Started by Buckshot - Last post by Buckshot
Registration will be at Jackson Hill, Powell Park and Sam Rayburn Marina ( Twin Dikes) on June 6th & 7th 10:00 am - 8pm and on June 8th 4am-6am. Concert will be on Sunday at Umphrey's Pavilion after weigh in.The awesome Coleman Brothers and Mark Sebby will be performing. On Sunday there will be many giveaways from great vendors like Red Wing Shoes, Scensy Wickless Candles, Aaron`s Rent Center, Castaway Rods,Xtreme Bass, Xcite Baits and much more. Hope to see you there. For more info see us at http://bigbassmania.com/ or call us at 979-255-6354 or 361-876-0614

 94 
 on: May 28, 2012, 07:55:33 PM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn



Reel um N Guide Service

Owner
Lynn Atkinson

Water Clarity 2 feet

Water Temp.79

Normal pool 164.40

Water Clarity 2 feet

05-28-12

ďBig SamĒ is almost back to Full Pool at 164.24. Boy, we are glad to have the water. It feels funny to be running and see the tops of bean brushes go by.

The lake is really looking good but things are a lot different from last year. The lake is fishing a lot different. Everyoneís still trying to fish like itís been normal for years but it hasnít. There have been a lot of small bass caught but where are the Big Girls? They are still there but youíve got to adjust for all the new water. The Hydrilla the bass love to hide in is missing from the lake. ďBig SamĒ is a grass lake and everyone looks for the grass. Without it how are the fish going to behave. Structure is important and it can be different things, 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 fishís different, some like to fish slowly and 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, Art, from California. Art is a good fisherman and fishís a lot in Clear Lake Ca. and has a lot of patienceís 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, Art 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 settled down and things are starting to look up. Our last group caught the most crappie last year and won a free trip. These guys can fish and they filled a cooler. This is something we started last year. The group that catches the most legal, keeper size, Crappie wins a free trip the next year. 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

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


 

 

 95 
 on: May 03, 2012, 10:47:36 AM 
Started by Reelumn - Last post by Reelumn


Crappie; The Crappie have started to settle down and things are starting to look up. Our last group caught the most crappie last year and won a free trip. These guys can fish and they filled a cooler full of Crappie. This is something we start last year. The group that catches the most legal, keeper size, Crappie wins a free trip the next year. 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 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

 

 

 

 96 
 on: May 03, 2012, 10:45:55 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

05-03-12

ďBig SamĒ is almost back to Full Pool at 164.24. Boy, we are glad to have the water. It feels funny to be running and see the tops of bean brushes go by.

The lake looks good with lots of cover for the fish to hide in. There are bean brushes everywhere. You will also find small willow trees in 6 to 8 ft of water; you can just see the tops; of off points and drains. The pads are just starting to thicken up and things are looking good for the summer bite

The top water bite on ďBig SamĒ can be Awesome and things are looking good with all the new 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. Donít forget about the Stanley Spinner Baits out on the edges as they can cover a lot of water. The Crankbaitís 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. Our last group caught the most crappie last year and won a free trip. These guys can fish and they filled a cooler full of Crappie. This is something we start last year. The group that catches the most legal, keeper size, Crappie wins a free trip the next year. 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 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



 

 97 
 on: April 22, 2012, 07:43:01 AM 
Started by Buckshot - Last post by Reelumn
Good story  keep up the hard work

 98 
 on: April 22, 2012, 07:40:10 AM 
Started by nwest10 - Last post by Reelumn
I marked all my brush with signs that said no fish here we are all on vacation

 99 
 on: April 12, 2012, 08:43:21 AM 
Started by nwest10 - Last post by nwest10
It's awfully quite out there, where are all the anglers??  I guess everyone is tight lipped about where they been catching fish..
Finally got the chance to make a day trip up to the lake last Saturday.  What a sight to see the water almost back to normal after my last visit when it was 13.5' low.  All the scouting back then paid off as I went back to the areas that were above the surface back in October.  Now's your chance to fish some nature made brush piles so you don't have to feel guilty about fishing around stuff sticking out of the water wondering if you are fishing on one of Lynns brush piles..  Lots of green willow tops and bean trees sticking out of the water and loaded with bass.  Water was stained everywhere, but started to find some clear water in some areas that were back in the sticks. Fished all South end areas this trip and picked up fish at every location. Mostly small, but several in the 2lb range.  Fished the shallows mostly, but no sows on beds that I could find.  Some of the fish I picked up were in a foot or less or water and you have to get in the brush with them. Don't hesitate to throw your lure right in the middle of buck brush and the flooded willows and work it as many times as you can.  I would throw 10 to 12 times in the same tree sometimes before I irritated them enough to strike.  I kept these lures tied on all day and picked up fish on every one.  The super fluke - anyone regularly fishing Rayburn knows you can catch bass on flukes.  I tried a new color this time that is supposed to be for clear water, but it was a killer even in the stained water - Disco Violet. rig it light and fish it like a jerk bait.  Looks just like a wounded bait fish. Stanley Spinner - gold willow leaf with a yellow / black skirt - not as productive, but picked up a few.  Rattle Trap - shad color - keep it handy because there's lots of schoolies chasing bait over the humps with the bean trees sticking up on them.  Soon as you see them bust the surface throw in the trap and hang on.  Texas rigged trick worm - my rayburn favorite - watermelon red, green pumpkin and pumpkin seed.  If the fluke don't pull them out of the brush, snake this through the branches. Started throwing some scum frogs & buzz baits later in the day over grass and had lots of explosions and a lot of fun. So get out there and explore some of those areas that have been dry for a while. You can get back into some places that haven't seen water in a while and the bass are cruzing through there waiting to bite.  And don't forget to post your story if you are willing to share some info.  Most of us only get out there once in a while to catch em and need all the help we can get...

 100 
 on: April 04, 2012, 08:39:30 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

 

04-04-12

Sam Rayburn has been coming back up with each front that has pushed though and continues to rise. ďBig SamĒ is almost back to Full Pool!! The rain has been great for the lake, but what about the fishing?  The fronts and the rain came in every time things started to look up.    With all the new water; and the new vegetation that was growing on the banks now under water; what will the bass do?  Will they move up and use the new cover?   Bean Brush, field grass and willow trees are all in the water.   We also have a dandy crop of buck brush to go along with all of that for the fish to hide in.  We would be catching males one day and then a few females the next There were also some giant fish moving up in the shallows only to be pushed back out by the rain and fronts. There were some fish that spawned, but did they all spawn?


We had been catching some fish up in the new vegetation on Senkoís and Wacky worms.  In some of the pockets itís still a little spotty but has been improving with better  fish this week.  Some fish have hit on Spinner baits and lipless crankbaitís 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. 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 all the new water and vegetation.  Itís time things start to look up.   If you havenít 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.


 There were some fish that moved up and spawned last month.  Then they slid off to the deep summertime hideouts.  There may be a few more move up and spawn. There have been a lot of small fish up shallow chasing shad and even a few busting some Stanley Ribbits and Buzz Baits. The pads are just starting to show up along with a little pepper grass here and there. There is a little Hydrilla out deep and itís been giving up a few bass on Texas rig or Carolina rig.  I know it sounds just like the same old thing but a lot of folks wonít throw anything else. Now for those of you that canít slow down and just have to power fish.  The New Vibra ĖWedge by Stanley has been a great tool out there in the right hands.  I mean that as I have caught my share of big fish on them.  Spinner baits can be worked over grass; dropped off the edges then let if fall to the bottom; or slowly rolled across the bottom and around timber.  As a friend told me one time, "Donít give your baits pet names or get too attached to them as all good things get broken off in the bad stuff."  305,308 and 312 are the ones I have played with on Big Sam.  Yep, you guessed it, I have lost a few.  I've also had one taken away from me after a short fight.   It was in some bad stuff and she sucked it in so light that I thought I was hung up.   I was just about to go over and try to get it back when it moved just a little.  Woohoo, I set the hook and she took off like a freight train, then went under something and stopped. I got her out for another short run then she hauled it back under before "POW" she broke me off.  Now, for to the fast moving guys, Crankbaitís cover lots of water and can do a great job for you.  OK. Thatís easy, you throw it out and winded it back in.  Right?   Do you throw them in the timber or the bad stuff you're afraid to chunk  a Texas rig worm?  Get ready cause you're going to lose some of them.  Never buy just one, and donít get attached.  Big fish like good cover and they can get away in the thick stuff.  I like the suspended models as you can pull them down in a creek channel and stop them  for a few seconds before moving them again.  Or you can get some to dig the bottom and catch fish.  Learning to work them in the bad stuff is an art but the rewards can be Awesome.  So now we get to the draggers, C/R, T/R or Jigs.   Ledges, humps and creek channels are all places that go into and out of deep water close to spawning grounds.  These fish are looking for structure, from grass to timber to hide in and ambush their prey.  There are a lot of baits from brush hogs to old monster worms to choose from and colors, there are many to pick from.   Here are a few colors I like to start with, Green Pumpkin, Watermelon Red and Pumpkin Seed. Now thatís not to say I wonít try something different like Black Berry, or something absurd that maybe they havenít seen in a while. If you're not catching something itís time to change colors, baits or location.

TriggerX

  One of the New Baits that Iíve been lucky enough to try is TriggerX.   Iíve seen it get bites when my partner wasnít getting any.  The best thing, I was catching bigger fish.  Itís loaded with Ultrabite Aggression Pheromones.  I know I going be stocking up on them


Remember the Sharelunker Program entries started on October 1 and runs thru April 30th. If you havenít 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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