PORT ARTHUR —
Sand Trout: The sand trout in Southeast Texas have grown more numerous and larger. The historic low levels of shrimping as well as bycatch reduction device implementation have created a strong sand trout fishery. Fish the marker buoys in our channels, deep shell reefs and also under the birds on the north end of Sabine Lake with shrimp or Gulp for best results.
Alligator Garfish: For the next couple of weeks anglers can score on alligator garfish anywhere from the cuts along the Louisiana shoreline to the Intracoastal Canal. Gar pretty much quit biting in the winter but will feed heavily until around the first part of November. If battling big gar sounds fun, give it a try right now.
Rayburn Crappie: October is the most overlooked month for crappie on Sam Rayburn. The fish will still be on the brush piles and receiving very little pressure.
If you are thinking it is time for a fish fry, it might be time to make a run to Big Sam before temperatures plummet and things change.