PORT ARTHUR — Alton Jones caught his fish in a small canal that went into a neighborhood and the people who were watching him, Rojas and others fish were shocked there were bass that size in that area.
Again, the Calcasieu is six years off a big fish kill so there should be a generation of bass getting close to their potential.
Taylor/Hillebrandt Bayou System: Todd Faircloth won the tournament in this area and proved it is a strong fishery. In fact, most local anglers have always considered it the top local fishery.
Water management and vegetation control have been issues local anglers have voiced concerns about but it should hold us this year, giving locals their best shot at a five-pound plus fish. They are not super abundant here but they do exist.
Clear Lake/Houston Area: Bassmater Elite pro Mike McClellan finished in the top 12 by running all the way from Orange, down the Intracoastal, across Galveston Bay to the bayou systems in Clear Lake.
After talking with some local anglers, it seems as if there are some relatively unpressured quality bass in the shadow of Houston right on the edge of Galveston Bay.
(To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 and watch him 10 a.m. Saturdays on GETV.org)