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September 20, 2012

Chester Moore Fishing Report: Sharelunker season coming up

PORT ARTHUR —  Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report the 27th season of the Toyota ShareLunker program will begin October 1.

    “Anglers entering fish into the Toyota ShareLunker program receive a free replica of their fish, a certificate and ShareLunker clothing and are recognized at a banquet at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. The person who catches the season’s largest entry will be named Angler of the Year. If the Angler of the Year is a Texas resident, that person also receives a lifetime fishing license.”

     TPWD reports the numbers to call to report a ShareLunker catch remain the same. The voice number, which is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the season, is 903-681-0550.

    If poor cell phone service prevents use of the voice number, anglers can leave a phone number (including area code) at 888-784-0600. That number is also monitored 24/7 during the season.

Now onto the report…

    North Sabine---Trout are fair to good on the north end under birds. There are lots of big sand trout and a fair amount of large croaker as well. Reds are solid in the marshes. Flounder fair around the channel and in the marshes on the Louisiana side of the lake.

    South Sabine---Trout and reds remain fair under the birds around schools of shad on live bait and small concentrations of shrimp. Flounder are fair along the Louisiana shoreline on live bait.

    Sabine Pass---Trout are fair at the jetties on live bait and topwaters. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and in the surf. A fair number of sharks are being taken in the surf as well.

    Sabine River---Anglers should continue to look for sand trout around deep holes in the river north to the Port of Orange. Reds are fair around the Dupont Outfall Canal and the passes on the north end of the lake. Very few reports of bass.

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