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November 22, 2012

Chester Moore Fishing Report: LNVA, TPDW to release rainbows

PORT ARTHUR — The Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA) in conjunction with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stock rainbow trout annually at the Salt Water Barrier (SWB) located at 6790 Bigner Road in Beaumont.

    As in the past, this year the fish will be released into the pond marked with stocked fishing pond signs, located on the north side of the barrier access road at 6790 Bigner Road in Beaumont.

   “The first stocking of 2,000 fish will occur on December 18, 2012, with an additional stocking of 2,000 fish on January 16, 2013. These ponds are stocked in the winter because rainbow trout will not survive the warm summer time water temperature,” according to LNVA officials.

    “The average size of the fish is about 8 to 10 inches, and since the goal is for the rainbow trout to be harvested prior to the spring warm up, there is no minimum length limit with a daily bag limit of five fish per day.”

    For more information, call 409-898-0561( ext. 1) or email at SaltWaterBarrier@lnva.dst.tx.us.    

    Now onto the report…

    North Sabine---Trout and reds remain good under the birds on plastics, Gulp and live bait on the main lake. Flounder are good on the outside points along the Louisiana shoreline and around the passes.

    South Sabine---Flounder are fair along the Louisiana shoreline and on the north end of the island on live bait Gulp. Trout and reds remain fair to good on Gulp and soft plastics fished under the birds on the main lake.

    Sabine Pass---Flounder are good around points and drop offs on live bait and curl-tailed grubs tipped with shrimp. Flounder are also good at the jetties on live mud minnows. Very few reports of red and trout.

    Lake Calcasieu (Big Lake)---Hackberry Rod and Gun reports continued solid action for trout and reds over oyster reefs and under birds on live shrimp and Hackberry Hustlers. Flounder fishing is good in the channel south of the lake.

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    (To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at cmooreoutdoors@gmail.com. You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at www.klvi.com or watch him on “God’ Outdoors with Chester Moore” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on GETV.org)

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