UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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Sam Rayburn Top 10 Patterns

The Costa FLW Series presented by YETI on Sam Rayburn Reservoir showed anglers that despite a water level of 2-3 feet below normal pool, this East Texas gem remains one of the region’s top lakes for, both quality and quantity. However, shifting weather threw a day-three curve ball that left many scrambling to find consistency. READ MORE »

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Top 10 Baits: Sam Rayburn

Sight-fishing and targeting prespawn bass around grass were the primary patterns used by the top finishers at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by YETI at Sam Rayburn. If you encounter bass on a grass lake and they’re fixin’ to move up or are already there, some of these baits might be worth a shot. READ MORE »

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Whopper Plopper Wins it for Co-angler Downey

Mat Downey won the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by YETI on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. After catching his biggest limit (19-15) to take the lead on day two, the Kountze, Texas, co-angler added 18-13 in the final round to seal the deal with a three-day total of 55-4. READ MORE »

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Nacogdoches’ Castledine Wins Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division Opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by YETI

JASPER, Texas – Texas pro Todd Castledine of Nacogdoches, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds even Saturday to vault to the top of the leaderboard after starting the day in ninth place and claim top honors at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener on Sam Rayburn presented by YETI. Castledine’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 66 pounds, 11... READ MORE »

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Castledine Drops 27 in Comeback

With a mammoth 27-pound final-day limit, Nacogdoches, Texas, pro Todd Castledine rocketed up the leaderboard from ninth place to first to win the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by YETI at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Castledine came into the day 5 pounds, 5 ounces off of fellow Texas pro Jason Bonds’ lead. When Bonds’ final weight of 18 pounds was called, Castledine came out on top by a margin of 3 pounds, 11 ounces with a 66-11 three-day total. READ MORE »

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Sam Rayburn Midday Update Day 3

Same lake, totally different look. Day three of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by YETI on Sam Rayburn saw anglers contending with stiff winds and significantly lower temperatures than the previous two days. READ MORE »

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Rayburn Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Texas pro Jason Bonds focused on bedding fish today and caught a limit weighing 18 pounds, 8 ounces to top the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by YETI on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with a two-day total of 45 pounds. READ MORE »

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Bonds Takes Control on Rayburn

Not even a dampening tumble could prevent Jason Bonds from taking over the lead on day two of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener presented by YETI on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The pro from Lufkin, Texas, went for an unexpected swim, but still managed to catch a key fish that contributed to a limit catch of 18 pounds, 8 ounces and a two-day total of 45-0. READ MORE »

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Rayburn Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Oklahoma pro Andrew Upshaw devoted his day to sight-fishing and took the early lead at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by YETI at Sam Rayburn with a limit of bass that weighed 27 pounds, 1 ounce. Using a Gene Larew Biffle Bug, Upshaw kept mobile and only stopped on big fish. Here are the details of the rest of the top five. READ MORE »

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Upshaw Blasts 27-1 at Rayburn

Oklahoma pro Andrew Upshaw demonstrated Sam Rayburn’s big-bass potential by sacking up a five-bass limit of 27 pounds, 1 ounce to lead day one of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by YETI. Upshaw says he caught his fish on beds with a Gene Larew Biffle Bug. READ MORE »

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Midday Update: Rayburn Day 1

“The best is yet to come” fairly summarized the first half of day one for anglers fishing the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener presented by YETI on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The event began amid a warming trend following stormy weather that battered the area Monday and Tuesday. With the lake heating up each day, many of the anglers that FLW reporters spoke with on the water said their better practice bites came later in the day. Today’s abundant sunshine will likely ignite the afternoon bite too as the water temp continues to rise. READ MORE »

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Slugfest on Tap at Rayburn

Day one of the 2017 Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener on Sam Rayburn presented by YETI kicked off this morning out of the Umphrey Family Pavilion in Brookeland, Texas. The event, which is hosted by the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce and Jasper County Development District, pits 207 pros and co-anglers against each other in a three-day showdown. Anglers will face warm, sunny conditions today as they vie for the tournaments five-figure top prize. READ MORE »

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The Grass is Game at Rayburn

Seasonal options should indulge a variety of techniques, but consistent performance will most likely require a one-two punch. Johnston believes that many anglers will target prespawn fish, but upgrade their catches with one or two kickers caught off beds. READ MORE »