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#12520703 - 11/29/17 06:57 PM Rayburn..
Triton03Vance Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/20/17
Posts: 3
Headed to Sam Rayburn right after the 1st of the year..i have never been there before so what can i expect and what do i need to do? Any info would be great..thanks..

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#12520725 - 11/29/17 07:15 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
21XS Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 793
Loc: . DC
A big beautiful body of water. Take a rattle trap, and a A-rig and have fun !!

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#12520885 - 11/29/17 09:08 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
the skipper Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3122
Loc: nederland, TX
#1. Watch the weather. If they say 10-15mph winds, expect 20+. If your not comfortable with big waves there are ramps in areas to get out of the wind so it doesn't have to ruin your trip but it's something to be aware of. Ask for info a little closer and you might get a little. The big tournies start in Jan and guys get all butthurt if someone ask about a lake, especially rayburn for some reason. If I'm on anything I will help you out but it looks like there may be a good trap bite this year

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#12520917 - 11/29/17 09:35 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
Thad Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2876
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Rayburn red trap, or chrome/blue/black back. I actually prefer the old Xcalibur XR series, but they all work to some extent. I would sharpen or replace the rat-l-trap hooks, though, as they do need a little work on them. Hope this helps. Good luck. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#12520940 - 11/29/17 09:52 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
kevine80 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 547
Loc: humble texas
chrome shad color is a favorite trap for me !

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#12520959 - 11/29/17 10:04 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
Triton03Vance Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/20/17
Posts: 3
Thanks to all for the info..i will post and ask again when it is gets closer fish

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#12521212 - 11/30/17 08:59 AM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Thad Rains]
kellisag Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1636
Loc: SETX
Originally Posted By: Thad Rains
Rayburn red trap, or chrome/blue/black back. I actually prefer the old Xcalibur XR series, but they all work to some extent. I would sharpen or replace the rat-l-trap hooks, though, as they do need a little work on them. Hope this helps. Good luck. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains


Not the case with Rat-L-Trap these days, they come with Mustad Triple Grips

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#12521223 - 11/30/17 09:11 AM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
BMCD Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3908
Loc: Katy, Texas US
2 big tournaments the first 2 weeks of Jan. With other bigger tournaments to follow, so expect people.


Edited by BMCD (11/30/17 09:12 AM)

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#12521254 - 11/30/17 09:51 AM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
mard928 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/12
Posts: 34
Outlaw Outdoors has a handy calendar for upcoming Tournaments on Big Sam. It is an all inclusive calendar not just the Outlaw events.

https://fishoutlawoutdoors.com/sam-rayburn-calendar/action~month/exact_date~1514786400/request_format~json/

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#12521508 - 11/30/17 01:46 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
Thad Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2876
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Yeah, well I HATE TRIPLE GRIPS!! Lost way too many BIG fish in the 6-9 lb range because of them. They hold little fish well, but the curve inward won't let it open up to catch bigger fish, IMHO. Been that away for a long time. I trade them out for short shank 4X VMCs or Owners or Gammys. ALL work well, but I dislike triple grips because of the lost bigger fish on them. I played an 8 lber around the boat for about 20 seconds after setting the hook HARD and it just came unbuttoned because they never got a big enough bite into the fishes lips. Say what you want too, but I prefer short shank hooks. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. OH, sorry about hijacking your Rayburn post.

Thad Rains
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Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

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#12521699 - 11/30/17 05:08 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Thad Rains]
Triton03Vance Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/20/17
Posts: 3
Originally Posted By: Thad Rains
Yeah, well I HATE TRIPLE GRIPS!! Lost way too many BIG fish in the 6-9 lb range because of them. They hold little fish well, but the curve inward won't let it open up to catch bigger fish, IMHO. Been that away for a long time. I trade them out for short shank 4X VMCs or Owners or Gammys. ALL work well, but I dislike triple grips because of the lost bigger fish on them. I played an 8 lber around the boat for about 20 seconds after setting the hook HARD and it just came unbuttoned because they never got a big enough bite into the fishes lips. Say what you want too, but I prefer short shank hooks. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. OH, sorry about hijacking your Rayburn post.

Thad Rains
No problem on the hijacking..good info..

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#12522576 - 12/01/17 08:29 AM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Thad Rains]
kellisag Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1636
Loc: SETX
Originally Posted By: Thad Rains
Yeah, well I HATE TRIPLE GRIPS!! Lost way too many BIG fish in the 6-9 lb range because of them. They hold little fish well, but the curve inward won't let it open up to catch bigger fish, IMHO. Been that away for a long time. I trade them out for short shank 4X VMCs or Owners or Gammys. ALL work well, but I dislike triple grips because of the lost bigger fish on them. I played an 8 lber around the boat for about 20 seconds after setting the hook HARD and it just came unbuttoned because they never got a big enough bite into the fishes lips. Say what you want too, but I prefer short shank hooks. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. OH, sorry about hijacking your Rayburn post.

Thad Rains


Hmm guess I don't catch big enough fish.

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#12522921 - 12/01/17 12:22 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
Thad Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2876
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
kellisag,

I am sure you catch big enough fish, it is just probably me and the way I fight a fish. I put my drag so a 3# bass can pull a little and then tighten it up after I get a good hook set, so it is probably just me. I asked this question once and not many had occurred. How many people have caught caught big bass, 6+ lbs on triple grips? A few had the last time I asked, but not many, as a general rule, I think I had 4 or 5 out of over 1000 views say they had, to me THAT is not good enough, sorry. Sorry again to hijack your Rayburn post, Triton03Vance. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. I hope this helps.

Thad Rains
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Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

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#12523139 - 12/01/17 03:05 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: the skipper]
i-Fish Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 544
Originally Posted By: the skipper
#1. Watch the weather. If they say 10-15mph winds, expect 20+. If your not comfortable with big waves there are ramps in areas to get out of the wind so it doesn't have to ruin your trip but it's something to be aware of. Ask for info a little closer and you might get a little. The big tournies start in Jan and guys get all butthurt if someone ask about a lake, especially rayburn for some reason. If I'm on anything I will help you out but it looks like there may be a good trap bite this year


The rule of thumb is you just add the forecasted wind range together. If it’s 10-15, you’re gonna get 25 on the water. I can’t say that that hasn’t held up for me on Lewy and Ray Bob. roflmao
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#12523146 - 12/01/17 03:13 PM Re: Rayburn.. [Re: Triton03Vance]
that1time Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/24/14
Posts: 504
Anyone use the 6th sense type rattle trap baits? Any luck with them over, or in comparison, to rattle trap?

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