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Outdoors

August 2, 2012

Chester Moore: Time to take hunter education

PORT ARTHUR —

 

    Officials with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department are reminding hunters now is the time to get in on hunter education courses.

    Right now, TPWD is about to enroll its one-millionth student, and in honor of this milestone a Henry Golden Boy .22 caliber rifle will be awarded to that lucky student, as well as his instructor.

    “Currently the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has 394 structured two-day courses and 308 online home study field days currently scheduled for hunting education. The flexibility of being able to take an online course can be beneficial for any student that has other activities, or classes going on at the same time,” TPWD reported.

    For information go to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/hunter_education/

    Now onto the report…

    North Sabine---Daley’s reports solid action for trout on the north end with waders taking some nice fish on a variety of topwaters and soft plastics. Waders should beware of large bull sharks seen in the area. Fair numbers of trout and reds are coming on live shad and shrimp fished under the big schools of shad on the main lake. Flounder are slow to fair along the Louisiana shoreline.

    South Sabine---Trout and reds are mixed with a few fish caught under birds early and late on Gulp and live bait around the south shoreline and Blue Buck Point area. Very few reports of flounder.

    Sabine Pass---Calm days continue to produce sharks and reds in the surf. The short rigs are fair to good for trout on calm days along with scattered tripletail.

    Sabine River---Crappie are fair to good in the bayous on live shiners and small spinners. Largemouths are fair but running small on tiny topwaters and spinners. Very few reports of trout. Redfish are fair from the Port of Orange south to Middle Pass on live and cut mullet.

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