PORT ARTHUR — Sabine River---Bass fishing has been slow to fair with a few fish caught on spinners in the backwater areas. Very few reports this week.
Lake Calcasieu (Big Lake)---Hackberry Rod and Gun reports few anglers out but lots of redfish being caught. Live bait in the ship channel has been super effective for the big reds. Very few reports of trout and flounder.
Sam Rayburn---Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report largemouths are good on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.
Toledo Bend---Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report largemouths are good on chartreuse topwaters and redbug soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on slab spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 4–10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
TOLEDO BEND: Normal Pool Level: 172.0 Current Pool Level: 169.12 Was 168.61
RAYBURN LAKE: Normal Pool Level: 164 Current Pool Level: 161.32 Was: 161.60
B.A. STEIN HAGEN: Normal Pool Level: 85 Current Pool Level: 82.43 Was: 82.61