texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
higby, Mgparker, FishGum, haleywp, madtown
109483 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,295
hopalong 79,040
Pilothawk 77,751
John175® 70,167
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,816
Tritonman 58,479
Mark Perry 55,157
LoneStarSon® 54,905
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics739,612
Posts12,284,786
Members109,483
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Sam Rayburn boat lanes #12789488
06/12/18 06:11 PM
06/12/18 06:11 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 275
North Texas, USA
P
Pops0598 Offline OP
Angler
Pops0598  Offline OP
Angler
P

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 275
North Texas, USA
I'm headed to Rayburn w/son for first time this weekend. I have my boat lanes marked from boatlanes.com. It's a bit daunting to drive around in such a big lake. Anything I should be overly concerned about?

Thanks

Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: Pops0598] #12789529
06/12/18 06:40 PM
06/12/18 06:40 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 591
Huntington, Tx
W
wconn33 Offline
Pro Angler
wconn33  Offline
Pro Angler
W

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 591
Huntington, Tx
I have the boat lanes chip, so far its been pretty accurate. The stump line north of the 147 bridge needs to be moved south about 200 yards as there are a few stumps that stick out of the box he has.


07 Ranger Z21, HumminBird Helix 10 g2n mega SI, HumminBird Onix 8, HumminBird 360

http://fitzgeraldrods.com/
Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: Pops0598] #12789530
06/12/18 06:41 PM
06/12/18 06:41 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1
Conroe
S
Skeet8633 Offline
Green Horn
Skeet8633  Offline
Green Horn
S

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1
Conroe
Ken Smith's You Tube videos are very helpful.

Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: Pops0598] #12789579
06/12/18 07:19 PM
06/12/18 07:19 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,684
nederland, TX
T
the skipper Online content
TFF Team Angler
the skipper  Online Content
TFF Team Angler
T

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,684
nederland, TX
The boatlanes chip is good. Don't get overwhelmed with the size of the lake. For the first time it will be easier to stay from caney to the south. That's pretty much all open and there are fish all arpund. If you don't mind some stumps then head north and have fun. The chip will take you there but idle only when you get a little north of 147 outside the lane. The stump line is marked

Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: Pops0598] #12789620
06/12/18 07:40 PM
06/12/18 07:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,314
Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
J
Jaret Latta Online content
TFF Celebrity
Jaret Latta  Online Content
TFF Celebrity
J

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,314
Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Rayburn in a nutshell. Above 147 lots of stumps, below 147 lots of stumps to about Caney-Veach. The old paper maps show the lanes and true stump fields. It's called black forest and Amber forest for a reason

Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: Pops0598] #12789639
06/12/18 08:00 PM
06/12/18 08:00 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 286
Forney
BWBForney Offline
Angler
BWBForney  Offline
Angler

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 286
Forney
Get Vick's chip, it's a great $35 investment. I had always been told Rayburn was so bad, but after running all over it, Fork is far far worse IMHO. You'll have a great time. I've fished it a total of 3 days and it is far and away my favorite lake!

Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: Pops0598] #12789657
06/12/18 08:11 PM
06/12/18 08:11 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,356
Katy, Texas US
BMCD Online content
TFF Team Angler
BMCD  Online Content
TFF Team Angler

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,356
Katy, Texas US
At the water level its at now, there really is very little that will cause damage.

Last edited by BMCD; 06/12/18 08:57 PM.
Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: Pops0598] #12789673
06/12/18 08:18 PM
06/12/18 08:18 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 635
Magnolia, TX
C130 Offline
Pro Angler
C130  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 635
Magnolia, TX
There's two large stumps just north of 147, one around 1/2 way cross the bridge, just north of it a couple hundred yards. There's another large stump on the northeast side of 147 headed towards Jackson Hill. I had never seen that one before, it was there about three weeks ago. It's close to the boat lanes route from 147 to Jackson Hill I believe. Both are visible but very big so watch out for them. I know there's a lot of others but these two are the ones that I have seen that stand out by themselves in an area that is fairly open, at least visibly clear. I'm far from knowing Rayburn well but I had run by the one stump (147 to Jackson Hill east side) numerous times on numerous occcasions and never seen it so guessing it's a floater that got stuck there for a while. I've had good luck running the boat lanes, idling in areas I'm not sure on. It's my favorite lake, just be careful.


Bass Cat Eyra
Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: BMCD] #12789676
06/12/18 08:20 PM
06/12/18 08:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,314
Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
J
Jaret Latta Online content
TFF Celebrity
Jaret Latta  Online Content
TFF Celebrity
J

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,314
Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Originally Posted By: BMCD
At the water level its at now, there really very little that will cause damage.


That's certainly one way to look at it. Or you can imagine how many thousands of stumps are a foot or less under the surface in the black forest and Amber forest. Every foot the lake drops it's a noticeable difference in how many you start seeing. Guys are running everywhere over stumps right now whether they know it or not

Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: BMCD] #12789701
06/12/18 08:29 PM
06/12/18 08:29 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 635
Magnolia, TX
C130 Offline
Pro Angler
C130  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 635
Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: BMCD
At the water level its at now, there really very little that will cause damage.


For someone that's never been on Rayburn before I'd take this advice very carefully. I've been in a couple of areas that was told was clear, nothing to worry about, and went by a monster stump all by itself. This was at the current lake level or higher, they were there a year later also so not something that new. Of course if there's one around I seem to go right by it.

Last edited by C130; 06/12/18 08:30 PM.

Bass Cat Eyra
Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: C130] #12789745
06/12/18 08:58 PM
06/12/18 08:58 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,356
Katy, Texas US
BMCD Online content
TFF Team Angler
BMCD  Online Content
TFF Team Angler

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,356
Katy, Texas US
Originally Posted By: C130
Originally Posted By: BMCD
At the water level its at now, there really very little that will cause damage.


For someone that's never been on Rayburn before I'd take this advice very carefully. I've been in a couple of areas that was told was clear, nothing to worry about, and went by a monster stump all by itself. This was at the current lake level or higher, they were there a year later also so not something that new. Of course if there's one around I seem to go right by it.


Well some people have more luck then others.

Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: Jaret Latta] #12789751
06/12/18 09:04 PM
06/12/18 09:04 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,163
Justin, TX
B
bigfishtx Online content
TFF Team Angler
bigfishtx  Online Content
TFF Team Angler
B

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,163
Justin, TX
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Originally Posted By: BMCD
At the water level its at now, there really very little that will cause damage.


That's certainly one way to look at it. Or you can imagine how many thousands of stumps are a foot or less under the surface in the black forest and Amber forest. Every foot the lake drops it's a noticeable difference in how many you start seeing. Guys are running everywhere over stumps right now whether they know it or not


True. I've been watching guys run "hippie go naked" for the last month up north, the stumps they've miraculously missed back then are just now poking out of the water. For every stump like that, there are numerous ones just a few inches under the water now. The lake is 1.47' low right now and guys are running through some very bad stuff not even beginning to know what's there. I saw folks pulling a tube around Saturday in an area I would not even run at this level.


Keep the Lord in your heart and keep your powder dry.
Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: BMCD] #12789804
06/12/18 09:43 PM
06/12/18 09:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,684
nederland, TX
T
the skipper Online content
TFF Team Angler
the skipper  Online Content
TFF Team Angler
T

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,684
nederland, TX
Originally Posted By: BMCD
At the water level its at now, there really is very little that will cause damage.

I say that when it's full or better. It's getting to the damage level right now

Re: Sam Rayburn boat lanes [Re: BMCD] #12789812
06/12/18 09:49 PM
06/12/18 09:49 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,523
Rowlett, TX
P
Paparon Offline
Extreme Angler
Paparon  Offline
Extreme Angler
P

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,523
Rowlett, TX
Originally Posted By: BMCD
At the water level its at now, there really is very little that will cause damage.

With my luck I’d find the very little! bang

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2