PORT ARTHUR — Although not a truly unusual catch, many anglers are surprised to catch big jack crevalle in Sabine Lake. And some of those anglers have never seen this fish, which are caught more frequently in the surf and at the jetties.
Every couple of years someone will call and tell me they caught a “yellowfin tuna” in Sabine Lake and I have to break it to them that is not a tuna, but a jack. They have similar coloration and are roughly the same shape.
Luckily, for the anglers most of them either released the fish or called me before they at it.
Yellowfin is one of the tastiest fish in the world and jack is one of the oiliest and nastiest.
If you catch any unusual fish, please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org . We might run them in the next issue of Real Outdoors of Southeast Texas.
(To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at email@example.com . You can hear him Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI and watch his WebTV Series at www.Godsoutdoors.com . You can follow him @flexfishing on Twitter.)