Sam Rayburn Resevoir

Largemouth bass, bluegill and redear sunfish, crappie, catfish, hybrid striped bass, and white bass are on the list here.

The most popular being the largemouth bass, which can be caught all year round but are at their best during the fall, winter, and spring months.

Texas .N 31º06.960' W94º08.690 , nicknamed "BigSam" because it is the largest lake wholly located in Texas You'll find it 14 miles north of Jasper, Texas, and roughly 120 miles northeast from Houston in the heart of the Deep East Texas Piney Woods. At 114,500 acres, with a depthof 80ft, Sam Rayburn Reservoir is home to some of the best fishing to be found anywhere in the nation.

This huge U.S. Army Corp of Engineers reservoir is in part surrounded by the Angelina National Forest, which is a great habitat for the abundant wildlife. Pristine forests run right up to the shoreline, Deer, wild turkeys and bald eagles can be spotted while you are fishing on the lake. Since it's impoundment, in 1965, "Big Sam" has been a stop on the trail for most national bass tournaments.

Sam Rayburn Reservoir

White Bass are best found in spring. Crappie and catfish are also present and maintained all year round. There are 22 ramps available around the Sam Rayburn Reservoir when the lake water is high. It's best to check with the local authorities for current water levels and ramp conditions because if the lake is low not all ramps will be operatable. There is camping at 14 of 22 ramp areas, some with amenities and some without, so check again with the authorities.

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