The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
Five fish have been entered into the Toyota ShareLunker program for the 2011-2012 season, and Lake Austin has produced three of them according to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) reports.
“Wesley Hayden of Round Rock caught Toyota ShareLunker 527 from Lake Austin February 11. Landon Glass of Jarrell caught No. 528 from the lake February 14.”
“Brett Ketchum caught No. 526 from Lake Austin January 29, starting the three-fish streak.”
“Hayden was fishing in four feet of 57-degree water about 2 p.m. using a jig when he hooked the 13.22-pound fish. It was 26 inches long and 21.25 inches in girth.”
TPWD reported glass caught his 13.03-pound Toyota ShareLunker while fishing in 10 feet of 58-degree water with a Sixth Sense football jig. A scan of the fish revealed it is the same fish caught February 27, 2010, by Carl Adkins of Austin, at which time it became Toyota ShareLunker 481. At that time the fish weighed 13.1 pounds.
Now onto the report…
North Sabine---Very few reports due to weather.
South Sabine---Very few reports due to weather.
Sabine Pass---Very few reports due to weather.4343
Lake Calcasieu (Big Lake)---Very few anglers out at midweek.
Sabine River---Catfish remain good in the rivers on chicken liver and shrimp. Crappie are good around manmade structure on Roadrunners and live shiners in areas with clear water.
Sam Rayburn---Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report largemouths are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on live minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on liver, live minnows, and stinkbait.
Toledo Bend---Holly Park Marina reports very few anglers out due to weather. Fishing has been solid for bass on Baby Brush Hogs when the weather has been good.
TOLEDO BEND: Normal Pool Level: 172.0 Current Pool Level: 164.40 Was 164.27
RAYBURN LAKE: Normal Pool Level: 164 Current Pool Level: 155.85 Was: 155.45
B.A. STEIN HAGEN: Normal Pool Level: 85 Current Pool Level: 82.53 Was: 82.88