The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
More than 75 million homes will be able to watch this year’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) when it airs on NBC Sports Network November 11 according to officials with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD).
The TTBC event was held in Conroe September 28-30 and featured three days of country music and a barbecue cook-off championship.
“Being able to air on NBC Sports Network is a great showcase for the world’s top anglers,” Tournament Director Lenny Francoeur said.
“Sharing TTBC with such a large number of people is exciting, and it provides TPWD’s conservation and education efforts with a broader audience. Fans will get a great look at what professional anglers deal with during competition.”
TPWD reported that as the broadcast partner of TTBC, NBC Sports Network will air the championship in an hour-long broadcast. There will also be one weekday re-air, to be announced at a later date. The debut will air on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. CST.
“Those who tune into the broadcast will watch 50 of the world’s best anglers compete for the TTBC title. The field includes representatives from the Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series, the Walmart FLW Tour and the Bassmaster Elite Series, making it the only event to bring anglers from all the major tours to compete for one title.”
Now onto the report…
North Sabine---Trout and reds are fair under the birds on live shrimp and Gulp. Flounder are fair on the outside points along the Louisiana shoreline and in the channel near drop-offs.
South Sabine---Flounder are fair along the Louisiana shoreline and on the north end of the island on live bait Gulp. Trout and reds are mixed with a fair number of fish caught under the birds.
Sabine Pass---Very few reports at midweek.
Lake Calcasieu (Big Lake)---Hackberry Rod and Gun reports good action for trout and reds over oyster reefs and under birds on live bait and Hackberry Hustlers. Flounder fishing is improving with fish caught along the shorelines on the main lake on the outside of the bayous.
Sam Rayburn---Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report largemouths are good on chartreuse topwaters, soft plastic worms, and crankbaits early. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.
Toledo Bend---Holly Park Marina reports fair bass on action on redbug-and candybug-colored worms and white spinners in 10 to 15 feet of water. Crappie are fair to good on shiners fished in the creeks. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut and prepared bait.
TOLEDO BEND: Normal Pool Level: 172.0 Current Pool Level: 168.01 Was 169.27
RAYBURN LAKE: Normal Pool Level: 164 Current Pool Level: 160.72 Was: 160.99
B.A. STEIN HAGEN: Normal Pool Level: 85 Current Pool Level: 82.43 Was: 82.65