, Port Arthur, Texas

October 11, 2012

MOORE FISHING REPORT: Campbell named to Hall of Fame

Chester Moore
The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — Campbell nominated to Hall of Fame

  By Chester Moore, Jr.

    David L. Campbell, a retired employee of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and long-time manager of TPWD’s ShareLunker program, has been notified of his induction into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin, in recognition of his contributions to the sport and heritage of freshwater fishing.

    According to TPWD, Campbell was not only instrumental in the Sharelunker program but also in the introduction of Florida bass to Texas.

    “It is our honor to inform you of your induction into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame for the year 2013,” said Bill Gautsche, Jr.,  chairman of the awards committee.

    “It goes without saying this honor recognizes you for your contribution, dedication and service to the fresh water sportfishing industry. With this, your pioneering spirit will always be remembered.”

    “Through his years of experience of caring for trophy largemouth bass, Campbell contributed a great deal to the knowledge of how best to care for big fish and communicated this information to the public through countless interviews with media from newspapers, magazines, radio and television.”

    Now onto the report…

    North Sabine---Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh with high tides. Recent rains have hurt the bite in the river.

    South Sabine---Trout and reds remain fair early and late on live bait, Gulp and a variety of plastics. Flounder are fair along the Louisiana shoreline on live bait and shad.    

    Sabine Pass---Bull redfish are fair to good at the jetties on cut bait and live mullet. Flounder are fair on live bait fished around drop-offs in the channel. Very few reports of trout.

    Lake Calcasieu (Big Lake)---Hackberry Rod and Gun reports good redfish action on live shrimp and Mumpy colored Hackberry Hustlers. Trout are fair to good under the birds throughout the system on live bait and a variety of plastics. Flounder action is fair to good on live bait and jigs tipped with shrimp.

    Sam Rayburn---Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials report largemouths are good on watermelon red soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits, and on topwaters early and late. White bass are fair on minnows, slabs, and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

    Toledo Bend---Holly Park Marina reports good action for bass on worm and topwaters fished in six to eight feet of water. Crappie are good over baited holes around piers. Catfish are slow to fair with good action after trains.




TOLEDO BEND: Normal Pool Level: 172.0 Current Pool Level: 168.56 Was 168.13

RAYBURN LAKE: Normal Pool Level: 164 Current Pool Level: 161.18 Was: 160.20

B.A. STEIN HAGEN: Normal Pool Level: 85 Current Pool Level: 82.04 Was: 82.54