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#11466404 - 03/09/16 03:08 PM sam rayburn
coal hauler Offline

Registered: 06/25/11
Posts: 277
Loc: panola county
I am heading to Sam rayburn on Sunday and I am going to put in at San augistine park and plan on fishing up in five fingers. How is running the lake between those two place and any info in general about the lake would be appreciated

#11466412 - 03/09/16 03:10 PM Re: sam rayburn [Re: coal hauler]
DedShort Offline
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Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2064
Loc: Decatur, TX
With all of the rain this week, I dont know if any info that i might give would be current enough. Watch for floaters.
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#11466455 - 03/09/16 03:24 PM Re: sam rayburn [Re: coal hauler]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 7313
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Definitely some stumps if running from San Augustine to five fingers. You are clear once you get past buck bay. If you are unsure, just drive around and launch in five fingers. It's not that far from San Augustine park.

#11466706 - 03/09/16 04:45 PM Re: sam rayburn [Re: coal hauler]
RayBob Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 35397
Loc: Pineywoods
easy run if the main lake isn't angry. Agree with Jaret on the easy launch into 5 Fingers, just gotta find it. Launching at Powell Park gets the stumpd out of play but still a good 1/2 mile of open main lake to run. Don't know if you've ever run Big Sam open water with 20-25mph winds.
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#11467127 - 03/09/16 07:42 PM Re: sam rayburn [Re: coal hauler]
Flooringit Offline
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Registered: 06/30/15
Posts: 1002
Loc: Bella vista .arkansas
I ran big Sam once in 20 I think the co angler was scared lol
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#11467183 - 03/09/16 08:06 PM Re: sam rayburn [Re: coal hauler]
the skipper Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3578
Loc: nederland, TX
Jaret is right. Just go launch in five fingers.

#11467345 - 03/09/16 08:58 PM Re: sam rayburn [Re: coal hauler]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2503
Loc: Beckville, TX
I just fished five fingers last Sunday. Did pretty good on square in sexy shad and T-rigged worm. Look in the grass/brush in 3-5 fow. Coal Hauler, do you work for Luminant?

#11467674 - 03/10/16 01:33 AM Re: sam rayburn [Re: coal hauler]
BigBassJake Offline

Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 220
Loc: Vidor , TX
Putting in at five fingers would be your best bet. Also, a southwest wind makes most of five fingers tough to fish. If you do run from S.A. come around the point at the ramp and aim your boat straight at the last point before the main lake. you'll miss everything in front of buck bay and square woods.


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