Lake Sam Rayburn is a popular fishing spot in east Texas. Touted as the largest lake in Texas, this crowd drawer attracts people who want to watch or join the exciting fishing tournaments it hosts every year.
The lake’s biggest draw is its largemouth bass, which never fails to attract anglers from all over the world. In fact, the must-see place, named after a top lawyer and legislator, is acknowledged as the best largemouth bass lake in Texas.
Lake Sam Rayburn hosts several tournaments each year for those who want to land the prize game fish. Bluegill, red ear sunfish, and the hybrid striped bass, known for its fighting characteristics, also make for a good catch on any given day.
- Media Bass Team Tournament – March 3
Entry fee is $160 and membership dues is $35 per person. Call (972) 222-2207 for details.
- Media Bass Individual Tournament – March 3
- Patriots Challenge Open Bass Tournament – March 19
Entry fee is at $110 and membership dues is $35 per person.
Little League participants (those 15 years old and under) are not required to pay any fees. For more information, call (210) 788-4143.
The tournament offers free and discounted stays for active-duty military members and veterans. Proceeds go to organizations dedicated to serving military members and veterans. For more information, call (936) 872-9266.
- Big Bass Splash – April 22 -24
The three-day event attracts anglers from all over the world, lured by prizes totaling $575,000. Entry fee for each day start at $160 for participants. Now on its 32nd year, the annual competition also has a junior edition, where kids in their age group can fish for bass, catfish, crappie, or brea. For more information, call (409) 698-2591.
- C.A.S.T Couples Tournament – May 14
- Patriots Challenge Open Bass Tournament – May 21, 2016
One of the six invitational legs of the tournament, with winners qualifying for the championship in October. Entry fee is $140. For more information call (281) 796-7486.
This weekend tournament benefits VA patients, veteran groups, and active-duty military members. Among their list of
beneficiaries is the Wounded Warriors Association of East Texas. For more information call (936) 872-9266.