The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
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North Sabine---Redfish are fair to good in the marshes on live bait and soft plastics. Look for trout along the Louisiana shoreline. Flounder are fair to good along the Louisiana shoreline.
South Sabine---Redfish and trout remain fair along the Louisiana shoreline. Topwaters are a good choice early. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp and live finger mullet.
Sabine Pass---Flounder are good on incoming tides on the points and around drop-offs on Gulp and live mud minnows. The jetties are producing drum and redfish and one angler reported catching several nice trout.
Lake Calcasieu (Big Lake)---Hackberry Rod and Gun reports trout are fair to good over mixed shell on soft plastics, Gulp and live bait. Redfish are fair along the shorelines on spoons, topwaters and plastics. Flounder are fair around the bayous on jigs tipped with shrimp.
Sabine River---Redfish remain good around drop offs on live and cut mullet and dead shrimp. Catfish are good in the creeks and bayous feeding into the river on dead shrimp and chicken liver fished under a cork. Very few reports of crappie.
Sam Rayburn---Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report largemouths are Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged chartreuse soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.
Toledo Bend---Holly Park Marina reports bass up to 10 pounds are good in the shallows on frogs and green-colored worms. Crappie are starting to move into shallow water but the fishing has been slow to fair because of murky water. Catfish up to 25 pounds remain good on trotlines baited with a variety of baits.
TOLEDO BEND: Normal Pool Level: 172.0 Current Pool Level: 168.56 Was 166.55
RAYBURN LAKE: Normal Pool Level: 164 Current Pool Level: 160.43 Was: 157.71
B.A. STEIN HAGEN: Normal Pool Level: 85 Current Pool Level: 82.66 Was: 82.54