Rayburn continues to shine

Sam Rayburn Reservoir continued to shine – a little brighter, in fact – on Day 2 of the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest. All 109 anglers caught a 5-bass limit Thursday, and the average weight of the bass in those limits went up – from 3.17 to 3.28.

Another interesting note: Less than 3 pounds separated 50th place and 75th. In other words, everyone is catching fish, and a lot of them. When 20 pounds over two days leaves you in last place, like it did here this week, yeah, everybody is catching ‘em.

Below you’ll see the two-day comparison of Toledo Bend Reservoir and Sam Rayburn – two of the best bass fishing lakes in the U.S. Because the Bassmaster Elite Series has both lakes on the schedule this year, less than six weeks apart, it offers an easy way to compare them.

As noted yesterday: Is it scientific? Absolutely not. Is it interesting? You be the judge.

Day 2

Sam Rayburn Toledo Bend 
May 18, 2017 April 7, 2017 
Total anglers109110
5-bass limits 109 87
Bass weighed-in 545 503 
Total weight 1,787-91,299-3 
20-lb. bags142
Ave. bass weighed-in3.28 lbs.2.58 lbs. 
Big bag 26-10 23-9 
Big bass 8-5 7-13
12th place 40-1 32-10
25th place 36-0 30-12
50th place 32-4 26-10
75th place 29-7 21-15

Day 1

 Sam Rayburn Toledo Bend 
May 17, 2017 April 6, 2017 
Total anglers 109 110
5-bass limits 108 97
Bass weighed-in 544 524 
Total weight 1,725-0 1,472-1 
Ave. bass weighed-in 3.17 lbs. 2.81 lbs. 
20-lb. bags 18 7
Big bag 25-6 25-1 
Big bass 9-1 9-10
12th place 20-15 18-3
25th place 18-9 16-7
50th place 15-12 13-12
75th place 13-15 11-13

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