- Jerry Fletcher
Wally World raw white shrimp, the $5 bag, caught too of the blues and all the channels. The other blue hit shad I caught on L. Houston a few days before and had frozen. Twice, I had runs of 50 or more yards on the shad, but whatever it was wasn't there when I set the hook. I'm guessing gar.
A bass fisherman told me that there aren't many shad in Rayburn, don't know if I believe him, but I ddn't catch any in my net.
- Jason Harris
Well i have to say that there are a lot of shad. Maybe not the best of populations. When we go camping during the summer we catch plenty of shad by castnet in one night to last the entire week on trotlines. they need to go a 12 midnight at the boat docks or about an hour before daylight at the docks. i know that when i went fishing on the Red River in shreveport there was an endless supply of shad wherever i threw. didnt matter if it was in the middle of the river or close the back. i always caught on every throw.
Originally Posted by gadzooks
- Bud Still
I will be camping out at Hanks Creek park on Sam Rayburn, the first week in June. I plan on setting out some Trotlines plus baiting out some holes for R&R fishing. I always have good luck on the Trotlines. Don't get to camp out as much as I used too, so I have to get what I can when there..
If your gonna be in the area in that time frame, come by and lets meet..Another Friend of mine will also be there on the site next to mine. He is a member of the Boc also. (drk48).
Happy fishing to ya..
I live on Rayburn and put out a 15 hook trotline last week in the cove behind my house and caught one 6 pound blue three 5's and three 4 and one 15 pound op. Caught all on live perch. I usually only catch channel, but love to catch those blues. I really like to rod and reel best but also like to fool with trot lines and jugs.
Memorial Day Weekend
I will be at Mill Creek Park this weekend, Any others going to be there?
- Bud Still
Originally Posted by bud1110
Well we went camping on Rayburn and set out our trot lines. The wind blew too hard for 2 1/2 days to run them. Fished the coves during the high wind and caught a few. We did OK on the trot lines as we caught around 60 keepers, eating size. Had a fish fry and still had a gallon of filet's left over.
Other than high wind we had a great time..
What do you prefer..lakes or river
I have been trotlining Rayburn a lot this year but want to rr for some big catfish. What do you recommend, Rayburn, Natches, or Angelina?
I caught a 32# Opp. last week on trotline.
- Bud Still
You should be able to catch some biggun's at either of those places. I don't fish the neches river as it's entirely too swift. Anchor would not hold my boat in place the few times I did fish there. I know there's some big fish in there if you can stay anchored.
Originally Posted by wildturkey
Rayburn has some very large fish in it and you can anchor just about anywhere and stay put. Get one of the Rayburn maps from Wally World and study it good. There is plenty of good places for big fish to hang out, but you got to know where they stay.
My problem is I don't know where the big ones hang out. I was going to try night fishing along the dam in the rip rap. It is shallow and then drops off real fast to deep water. I have seen shad in the shallows at daylight so think the fish will be there also. I don't know what I would be looking for on the lake map. I read where some fish shallow and some fish deep....Just don't know enough about catfish yet, but I am having fun learning.