Sabine Lake

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Sabine Lake Fishing Charters

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Sabine Lake: 7 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Bridge City
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Port Arthur
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Port Arthur
trips from $450
Port Arthur
trips from $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Bridge City
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trips from $500
Port Arthur
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Cameron
trips from $500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Sabine Lake

According to customer reviews, Bigguns Guide Service, Captain Dale's Guide Service, and Sabine Outdoors are some of the most popular fishing charters in Sabine Lake. Full list of top fishing charters in Sabine Lake.

The average price for a private 4 hour Sabine Lake fishing trip is $500, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $526 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Bigguns Guide Service, Captain Dale's Guide Service, and Sabine Outdoors all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Sabine Lake.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Popping, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and lake fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Located on the border between two states, a Sabine Lake fishing adventure offers up a different experience depending on which side you choose to explore. If you’re after a peaceful day on the water and multiple hookups, head to the Louisiana side. For bigger fish and an urban, industrial environment, you’ll want to be in Texas.

Despite its misleading name, Sabine Lake is actually a saltwater estuary. As a result, it’s a great place to hook the area’s famous “Big Three.” We’re talking about some of the most striking Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder around, of course!

Alongside these worthy contenders, you’ll also get your hands on Sheepshead and Black Drum. Heading to the Sabine Pass, where the waters flow into the Gulf of Mexico, can get you on some bigger fish too, like Tripletail, Cobia, and Spanish Mackerel.

It’s true that nothing beats a full day on the waters of Sabine Lake. You’ll have ample time to change spots or chase a specific trophy. That said, if you’ve only got half a day to spare, don’t despair! The Big Three could still be on the cards and you’re guaranteed to go home with a few fish in the cooler.

Sabine Lake spans over 90,000 acres, meaning there are many departure points. In Texas, some of the most notable are found in and around Port Arthur. The Louisiana side of the lake is far less developed but there are a few places to launch from along the Sabine Pass. 

Rules & Regulations

You’ll need to purchase valid fishing licenses, regardless of whether you're fishing in Texas or Louisiana. Once you’re out on the water, there’s no need to worry about borders – the two states have an agreement where you can fish the Texas side with a Louisiana license and vice versa. However, the states have differing catch limits that apply regardless of the fishing license you have.

Sabine Lake
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Louisiana’s side of the lake works better in winter, especially if you’re targeting Speckled Trout. Catching them with shells works great.
 
February
Winter is a good time to target Black Drum and Redfish. The Reds get spooked easily, so make sure you approach them slowly, without making noise.
 
March
Black Drum is a great target for lake trips. If you want to go out to the Gulf, use this chance to target Spanish Mackerel.
 
April
The fish still aren’t that aggressive, so using light tackle is recommended. This will allow you to feel the strikes and react on time.
 
May
With higher temperatures, fish get far more active. You’ll have great catch opportunities whether you stay in the lake or go to the Gulf.
 
June
This month offers great fishing opportunities for Cobia and Spanish Mackerel. If you’re targeting Reds and Trout, go after them with a smaller bait.
 
July
If you’re starting your trip from the Texan side of the lake, stay right there! Trout fishing is great on this side during summer because of the high-salinity waters. 
 
August
Catch some Tripletail, Cobia, or Mackerel. Even novices can head out to the Gulf, but start with a short lake trip if you want to be prepared.
 
September
Targeting Redfish on Lake Sabine is always a good choice but fall brings even better opportunities. Just look for topwater action and you’ll find them.
 
October
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better time of the year to target Flounder on Sabine Lake. If you want to catch other fish as well, try Tripletail or Sheepshead.
 
November
Redfish and Flounder are in the lead when it comes to late fall fishing. Bring your family along and have a memorable day on the lake.
 
December
In winter, these fish are less active, so their bites won’t be aggressive. It’s still a good time to target the Big Three and end the year with a great fishing trip.
 

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Chris supplied everything we needed and more. He baited the hooks, netted the fish and cleaned the fish. He is an awesome guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Chris supplied everything we needed and more. He baited the hooks, netted the fish and cleaned the fish. He is an awesome guide.
Tammy  C.
Tammy C. Beaumont, TX
Sunscreen and patience. Weather can be hot and humid much of the year. Fish are there, just need to keep casting and trying.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen and patience. Weather can be hot and humid much of the year. Fish are there, just need to keep casting and trying.
Janis  G.
Janis G. Vint Hill Farms, VA
Mike Phillips of Sabine Outdoors is great. I'd fish with him again anytime I could.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mike Phillips of Sabine Outdoors is great. I'd fish with him again anytime I could.
Jason  S.
Jason S. Lumberton, TX

Captain Dale's Guide Service
Captain Dale's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Had a great day with capt Dale lots of speckled trout and various other species including a shark. Being a novice salt water angler and having never used some the equipment, capt Dale was very patient with me and help me reduce my learning curve on the equipment and the technique for landing fish. Highly recommend Capt Dale. And he’s a fun guy. Full service
Rick  M.
Rick M. Kyle, TX
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
A very nice day of fishing with Captain Chris. Caught sea trouts, red drums, sheepshead and a very large jack.
Joseph  P.
Joseph P.
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Captain Chris, was excellent, very accommodating, professional and he put us on a lot of fish. Lots of reddish and sea trout. I fought a very large Jack for one hour using light tackle, got him to the boat where could view him. It was a great experience and I look forward to fishing with Captain Chris again.
Joseph  P.
Joseph P. Beaumont, TX
Captain Dale's Guide Service
Captain Dale's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Very approachable helpful and all around good guy full of information and tips to help you catch fish.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Willowbrook, KS
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with captain Pat. Had bait and gear ready to go and knew where we could get into the fish. We will call on him again for sure!
Neal  C.
Neal C. Crawford, TX
Captain Dale's Guide Service
Captain Dale's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Very knowledgeable about area and willing to pass along tips to success. Enjoyable fishing trip.
Terry  C.
Terry C. Port Arthur, Texas
Captain Dale's Guide Service
Captain Dale's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Family and I love fishing, but don't go as much as I'd like to. Captain Dale was very patient with us and we all learned a lot, and caught a bunch of fish. Highly recommend
Brian  C.
Brian C. Beaumont, Texas
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
It was a great trip out. We caught lots of Red fish with some Sea Trout and Sheeps Head mixed in. Chris was very knowledgeable and very personable.
Terry  L.
Terry L. Callisburg, TX
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
I bought my husband this trip for his birthday and he took our 2 boys with him. Pat was extremely helpful and truly excited to be taking the boys along. They caught Redfish, drum, and trout. Pat cleaned all the fish for them. Excellent memories were made. I highly recommend this and we will probably do it again in the future.
Brittany  M.
Brittany M. Silsbee, TX
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Want to thank Capt. Chris for an awesome guided fishing experience! Was a great day and we caught some great keepers. Will definitely book again and highly recommend Captain Chris!
Amado  A.  J.
Amado A. J. Montgomery, TX
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
If you’re looking to book a fishing trip, you have found the one to book! My friend and I went fishing with Captain Pat and had the best time. Captain Pat is very knowledgeable and provides individual attention to ensure you’re set up for success. We caught a wide variety of species and learned and deployed several techniques throughout the day to take advantage of changing water conditions. I can’t wait to go back out with Captain Pat, a great fisherman and even better person.
Kyle  H.
Kyle H. Houston, TX
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Captain Chris Is the bomb, very knowledgeable very attentive super nice guy
Billy  Y.
Billy Y. United States
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
We fished artificials from the boat in Keith Lake. Started at the cut with the outgoing tide. Caught sea trout, croaker and small flounder. Once the tidal movement stopped so did fishing at the cut. Worked different spots. Picked up a keeper red fish. Pat knew the area. Had good equipment. Was an enjoyable person to spend a day with fishing.
Henry  F.
Henry F. Houston, TX
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
My 14 year old son and I had a great day fishing. Captain Pat helped us limit out on Trout when others were struggling to catch anything. He is very friendly and safety minded. He even threw in a few “Bad Dad Jokes” for free when my son’s attention would suffer. His recommendations for food were spot on. He even offered help in finding lodging. Highly recommend Captain Pat.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Houston, Texas
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Captain Pat kept spirits up while dodging rain and lightning . Fishing was a little slow, as was reminded we weren’t in Louisiana. Great guide with great attitude.
Kenneth  D.
Kenneth D. Lafayette, LA
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Any fisherman would agree there can always be more fish, but these smiles say it all! Great 1/2 day for Daddy & son. Captain Chris was phenomenal!! Highly recommend!!
Jennifer  G.
Jennifer G. Allen, TX
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
We went Friday July 8th with captain Chris. He was genuine and very accommodating. We also had a hog hunt scheduled which had to be moved and he did everything possible to make sure we still got to go with his weekend fully booked most charters wouldn’t accommodate like that. You can tell by taking the trip with him that he truly loves taking people out fishing. We caught a total of seven sharks. I would recommend Chris to anyone that finds themselves by Port Arthur.
Megan  L.
Megan L. Dundas, IL
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Capt chris was very good and went above and beyond to put on us some fish. Had a lot of fun fishing for sharks. Would recommend Chris if you are looking to book a fishing trip.
Dwain  S.
Dwain S. Midland, TX
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Excellent day w/ Captain Chris full of good laughs and great fishing! Highly recommend!
Jacob  B.
Jacob B. Wiggins, Mississippi
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
The experience with captain Chris was next level. An amazing guide knowledgeable about the fishery and helps with absolutely everything. It is money well spent you will not be disappointed with a trip to port Arthur
Beau  H.
Beau H. Hudson Oaks, TX