Sam Rayburn Bass Fishing Report April 9, 2001

Sam Rayburn is still 8ft high right now but it is falling an inch or two a day. The bass are beginning to become more active and are starting to hit some chase baits. The best bait for size right now has been flipping a Stanley Tuba Tube into the buck brush, pine trees, or sweetgums. The spawn is winding down but many of these bass are still bedded up down on the base of these trees. Swacky worms and flukes have been producing good numbers of fish with a large one here and there. If you can find any bedding fish, try throwing one of stanleys new finesse jigs on it. Cut the skirt to give it a small profile and use a small plastic pork trailer on it. They cant stand it crawling through there bed! Look for the soft jerkbait bite to improve and also the TX rig worm bite. With all the cover in the water you will need to stay weedless. Don’t forget to try a top water bait or buzzbait. They should turn on any time now, with all this flooded brush. If you like to fish deeper, the carolina rig bite is also improving. This just might be the pattern to win the Mc D’s big bass tournament. I am booked up until May, but if you would like to schedule a bass or crappie trip on Sam Rayburn or Toledo Bend please call or email me. If you are in the market for a new or used boat, come test drive my 518VX Ranger. Terry’s Marine in Nacogdoches can put you in any model Ranger if your looking for something new. Good Luck!

Water Temp: 66

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