The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
Six Texas lakes are included in the list of those stocked with tagged fish for Cabela’s Wanna Go Fishing for Millions contest.
Officials with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) reported the contest gives anglers a shot at up to $2 million in cash and more than $225,000 in additional prizes by catching tagged fish in select lakes across the United States.
Texas lakes in the contest are Lake Nasworthy, Canyon Lake, Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Fork, Lake Travis and Lake Ray Roberts.
“Cabela’s along with Outdoor Channel, Wanna Go Fishing TV and Geico, tagged fish in lakes across 19 states. One of the tagged fish could be worth $1 million,” TPWD reported.
The grand prize will be doubled to $2 million if the grand prize winner is a current user of the Cabela’s Fish Recon app or downloaded the Cabela’s Fish Recon app to their smartphone, sponsored by Geico.
Registration began April 19, and participants must pre-register before fishing. Winners of specific prizes will be announced after the promotion ends July 8.
Additional information about rules and prizes can be found at the contest website, cabelas.com/fishformillions.
Species tagged vary from state-to-state and include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, striped bass, perch, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish.
Now onto the report…
North Sabine---Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters. Trout are fair to good in the river on shad. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.
South Sabine---Anglers are starting to take by drifting with shad. Look for some bird action early and late. Reds are scattered. Very few reports of flounder.
Sabine Pass---Look for trout action at the jetties when the water is sandy-green to clear. Very few reports of trout and reds this week elsewhere in the channel. The flounder bite has slowed down a bit.
Lake Calcasieu (Big Lake)---Hackberry Rod and Gun reports anglers are catching trout on topwaters early and late and on plastics fished throughout the system. Redfish are mixed with the trout. Very few reports of flounder.
Sam Rayburn---Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report largemouths are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and green Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
Toledo Bend---Holly Park Marina reports white bass are still biting good on the river. Some stripers are being caught on Bomber jigs. Crappie are in baited holes in 20 to 25 feet of water. Largemouths are good on plum colored Texas-rigged worms. Catfish are biting good on trotlines baited with cut and stink bait. Bream are shallow and anglers are taking them on worms and crickets in the grass.
TOLEDO BEND: Normal Pool Level: 172.0 Current Pool Level: 170.49 Was 170.70
RAYBURN LAKE: Normal Pool Level: 164 Current Pool Level: 164.25 Was: 164.23
B.A. STEIN HAGEN: Normal Pool Level: 85 Current Pool Level: 82.46 Was: 82.39