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Sam Rayburn: 4 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(25 reviews)
Zavalla
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Zavalla
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trips from $450
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
Etoile
trips from $350

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The average price for a private 4 hour Sam Rayburn fishing trip is $425, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $490 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Sam Rayburn that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Sam Rayburn provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Sam Rayburn are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Sam Rayburn are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $463
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $567

Every Bass aficionado knows of Sam Rayburn Reservoir and its legendary fishery. The reservoir has one of the best Bass fisheries in Texas, and whenever you come, there will be something for you to catch. For this very reason, there are many Sam Rayburn fishing guides that specialize in putting their customers on the world-class Bass bite.
 
There’s no better place in the whole state to cast your line for Largemouth Bass and keep reeling them in until you go back to shore. By the end of your trip, you could have more than a dozen Bass in your cooler. White Bass are can also be found all over the lake, as well as Crappie, and let’s not forget about all three Catfish species (Blue, Channel, Flathead).
 
Top-notch fishing with comes a variety of trips that could take you to your prey. There are plenty of professionals that use their years of local fishing experience to put you on the fish. Pick a half day excursion for a quick taste of the action, spend a whole day going after trophy Bass, or book a specialized expedition and target a specific species you’d like – it’s up to you.
 
And if you have a bit of a competitive streak, Sam Rayburn is the place for you. There are dozens of fishing tournaments that you can participate in, and most of them are Bass-related. Bassmaster is one of the favorites, but the competition is fierce.
 
There are around 25 boat ramps on the reservoir, and you can pick one depending on the side you’re accessing it from. Sandy Creek Public Boat Ramp in Zavalla is one of the most popular charter departure points.
 

Rules & Regulations

All anglers over the age of 17 need a valid freshwater Texas fishing license. Sam Rayburn fishing guides provide all the fishing tackle and local expertise, all you have to do is bring your license and hop aboard. 

Sam Rayburn
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
In the middle of the winter, the fishing slows down, so getting your prey’s attention will require some work. Still, you can always go for a Largemouth or nice White Bass, as well as Catfish.
February
This is a good month to go after Catfish that are out and about and hungry. Whether you use nightcrawlers or stink bait, chances are, you’ll have a Catfish on the line quite quickly.
March
Spring on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir brings a variety of species for you to chase. Bass fishing is solid, but you can also mix it up with some Crappie and Bream, that way you’ll have plenty of fish fillets for dinner.
April
Even though fishing is open year-round on the reservoir, April marks the beginning of the peak season. Largemouth and White Bass are all in the pre-spawn mood, which means they’re hungry, and Catfishing is excellent as well.
May
You can go after the star of the show that is Largemouth and White Bass, or dedicate some time to fishing for Bream and Catfish. Bream respond to worms and Catfish love frozen shrimp.
June
It’s getting very warm, which means that after spawning, Bass will move to deeper waters, to stave off the heat. Want some Catfish? Use trotlines with live bait, you won’t be disappointed.
July
This is one of the most productive Catfishing months. Crappie won’t be able to resist well-presented minnows, especially if you work them around underwater plants. Look for Bass in the middle of the reservoir.
August
If you can handle the heat, you’ll be rewarded with more Bass than you can take home. Crappie and Bream are also there for the taking, but it seems that the hungriest fish is still Catfish, ready to gulp down your live bait.
September
Do some topwater fishing early in the morning and you’ll be awarded with very good Largemouth and White Bass. If you’re in the mood for the most delicious fish dinner, go after Crappie using minnows.
October
This is one of the best fishing months on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. You can target anything you’d like, and Largemouth Bass are particularly popular. You can also hit the water at night and maybe land a trophy Catfish.
November
The weather might be getting colder, but that doesn’t mean that the bite is slowing down. Cast for Largemouth Bass around underwater plants and don’t be surprised if you hook a couple of Crappie along the way.
December
It might be holiday season on land, but fish don’t take days off. Catfish, Crappie, Bass are all swimming around, hungry, and ready to jump your bait. If you go out, you’re up for a fishing treat!

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Get a map - watch some videos, and enjoy. The lake is outstanding and very easy to navigate even thought it is very large. Highly recommend a trip down there - We will be back.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Get a map - watch some videos, and enjoy. The lake is outstanding and very easy to navigate even thought it is very large. Highly recommend a trip down there - We will be back.
Keith  B.
Keith B. Shawnee, Kansas
Go out and get CPT Ken guide service specially if you have not fished there before. He has a lot of experience fishing for any species you are trying to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out and get CPT Ken guide service specially if you have not fished there before. He has a lot of experience fishing for any species you are trying to catch.
Lee  B.
Lee B. Canyon Lake, Texas

Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
We didn’t catch many fish due to the colder weather, but Scott was a great guide, teaching my sons about different lures and how the fish act in their environment.
Paul  H.
Paul H. Houston, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
In total we caught 15 bass. Nothing to mount but that was not expected. Had fun fishing, catching and hanging out together on the boat. Worth every cent.
George  Y.
George Y. Katy, Texas
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Caught a few crappie but really learned a lot. Captain was great and really enjoyed picking his brain. Overall great time can't wait to go again.
Anthony  C.
Anthony C. Singer, LA
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Wind was and issue but Cpt Scott found a way to make it work. Found the spots where the fish were and proper techniques to pull 'em in .Very informative, fun day of fishing to celebrate my boys 15th Birthday. Can't wait to do it again
Conrad  C.
Conrad C. Taylor Landing, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Scott worked with me to get the trip in. He was willing to delay the start of the charter until later in the day due to weather. Other captains could have just cancelled altogether. Scott also put me on active feeding fish that allowed me to fish in a way I am most familiar with and lures I had the most confidence in. To me that the best part.
Tom  G.
Tom G. Dover, OH
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
It was a rather difficult situation to fish as we had two days of heavy rain. Captain Scott worked extremely hard to not just put us on fishe but to put is on BITING fish. His dedication to making it an awesome trip was rewarded well. We are already planning a saltwater trip.
Doug  M.
Doug M. United States
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
My son and I spent the day on Lake Sam Rayburn with Capt. Scott Pearce chasing bass and catfish. When the bass were slow we hit about 30+ catfish. Wonderful guide and appreciated the time he spent making it a great experience. We plan to be back!
Russ  D.
Russ D. Cypress, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Myself and my 3 boys have been on many guided fishing trips. We take a trip every year in Aug after their baseball season. Capt Scott's Skeeter boat and fishing gear is top notch! We caught an absolute "TON" of catfish and crappie. I couldn't be more happy with how the trip went. If you want to catch a ton of fish, then book your trip with Capt Scott!!! Thanks for everything Capt Scott, we'll be back next year!!!
Joe  M.
Joe M. Des Moines, IA
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
I and my family had a great day on the water catching bass and making memories that we’ll never forget.
Keith  W.
Keith W. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
8 hr trip with Captin Scott. Very patient with 2 beginners and took plenty of time to talk about technique and fishing tips. We caught some nice fish to fry up and most important he understood the charter was more about the quality time than just another fishing trip. We will book again!!
Barry  C.
Barry C. Spring, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Scott is a top notch guide. We caught lots of bass. And I have a new friend. If you are wanting a trip you won’t be disappointed. Very friendly, nice boat. I originally wanted a crappie trip but Scott told me that the crappie just wasn’t hitting that good and offered the bass trip instead of just taking my money and letting me be disappointed with the crappie fishing. Caught a lot of good bass.
Craig  B.
Craig B. Long Creek, IL
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Scott was very helpful giving fishing tips to the boys and showing myself and neighbor what to look for our personal trips. Very will to discuss electronics and answer questions we had.
Patrick  B.
Patrick B. Denham Springs, LA
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Scott was very knowledgeable and put us on some fish. We were new to the lake so it was great to know some of the existing patterns and baits that were being used. Scott was super friendly and easy to talk to and overall we had a great experience on the lake.
Larry  J.
Larry J. El Paso, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Even though it was cold we could not have asked for a better fishing experience. The boat and equipment were very nice and extremely well maintained. You could tell that Captain Scott not only loves fishing he genuinely enjoys sharing his fishing knowledge and techniques with others.
Jennifer  H.
Jennifer H. Dallas, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Big Dawg Outfitters – Lake Sam Rayburn
Fishing charter in Etoile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with Scott at lake Sam Rayburn. He has a great boat, knew where the fish were and was great company to be around. We would definitely recommend him and will be back to fish with him again!
Jason  T.
Jason T. Liberty Hill, Texas