Fun Fishing at Sam Rayburn Reservoir


We’re on the water with Wade Middleton at a legendary bass fishing location in Texas, Sam Rayburn Reservoir. With a massive thunderstorm looming in the forecast, Wade is out here throwing a variety of baits and seeing what triggers bites. From poppers on a dam, to jerkbaits on rocky points, and crankbaits, wacky worms, and frogs, there’s a plethora of baits you can choose from. The Spro McStick 95 in Blue Bandit is another favorite of Wade’s to throw. As Wade reels in yet another fish, he shares a valuable lesson for anglers watching. “When you can see a point and see the wind crashing along it, and right where you get that break, it might be one pound, it might be five pounds, but it’s a perfect ambush spot.” Another tool many anglers use while fishing is their electronics. Using mapping and sonar on your boat will help you locate areas that might hold fish.  It’s not uncommon for some anglers to spend more time looking at their electronics than fishing.  What they’re looking for can be anything from a jagged rough spot on the bottom, to a brush pile. Once they find this area and see the fish, all that searching pays off with immediate bites. The fun thing about today’s outing is that it’s simply about fun fishing. Throw what’s in front of you and see what bites. Don’t be afraid to try new things or learn new spots as you evolve as an angler. The most important take away, is to get out there and cast a line!