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#11401875 - 02/08/16 09:06 PM Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp
DALE W Online   content
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It will be my first time fishing Sam Rayburn. I want to fish the five fingers area and I was wondering what is a good boat ramp on the southwestern side of the lake. I'm only in 18 foot bass boat. I would also like a ramp that's easy for one man to launch and retrieve a boat.

Thanks in advance

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#11401895 - 02/08/16 09:11 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
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There is a ramp in five fingers.
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#11401897 - 02/08/16 09:11 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
big fish2 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
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There's a ramp in five fingers I read your post says southwestern side.

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#11401900 - 02/08/16 09:13 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Either launch in five fingers or rayburn park. If the weather is stable, Westwood across the lake.

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#11401909 - 02/08/16 09:17 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
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I was hoping there would be a good ramp closer to highway 63 since I will be coming from the Houston area and I was hoping I wouldn't have to drive up and around the lake to get to the ramps around the 5 fingers

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#11401911 - 02/08/16 09:18 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
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Westwood...

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#11401930 - 02/08/16 09:22 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
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Westwood like Jared suggested. If you are not 100% confident in your boat handling skills I would drive around.

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#11401933 - 02/08/16 09:23 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
Jaret Latta Offline
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545 Lakewood drive, Jasper Tx. 75951

Thats close to the ramp

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#11401950 - 02/08/16 09:26 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
DALE W Online   content
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Thanks, I'm confident in my boat handling skills I also plan on going on a day with light wind. How much does the Westwood ramp cost to use?

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#11401972 - 02/08/16 09:35 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
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3$ or free. I've never launched there. I didn't mean to offend you. Wind has been bad the last few days. I crossed the Sam today but I do not recommend that. She's pretty open of stumps down on that end. 45° or run the troughs. Good luck and be careful!

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#11401980 - 02/08/16 09:40 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
DALE W Online   content
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No offense taken I understand the lake can get nasty. Thanks for the recommendation and help

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#11402158 - 02/09/16 05:50 AM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
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Westwood is almost a straight shot. However Parking is at a minimum. Parking lot usually will hold no more than 8 to 10 trailers. But if you get there early you should be fine. Straight shot to Colemans, Five fingers, Norris..... Its a free ramp.


Edited by Troutnout (02/09/16 05:50 AM)
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#11402292 - 02/09/16 07:40 AM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
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Your best option off of Hwy 63 would be Sandy Creek ramp. It's a little steep so if you've had any problems in the past coming up ramps, then you prolly should opt for Westwood. It's not dangerous or anything like that...it's just a light half ton pickup with nothing in the bed will spin on it if it's wet.

It's very rarely busy and would be a good place to launch by yourself.

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#11402493 - 02/09/16 08:42 AM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
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And Sandy is a straight shot across the lake.

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#11403125 - 02/09/16 12:52 PM Re: Sam Rayburn Boat Ramp [Re: DALE W]
Troutnout Offline
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Ill rank them for you off 63... Best Ramp is Caney, 2nd best is Preachers, Third is Westwood, and yes it can be accessed from 63. Fourth would be Sandy...
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