Sabine Lake

6 Fishing Charters

Sabine Lake Fishing Charters

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Sabine Lake: 6 fishing charters available

Bigguns Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Bridge City
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trips from $450

Sabine Lake Lodge

Port Arthur
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Sabine Outdoors

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Port Arthur
trips from $450

Have Boat Will Travel Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(18 reviews)
Port Arthur
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Captain Steve Force

Bridge City
trips from $500

Neches Sabine Guide Services

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Cameron
trips from $450

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
4.1 / 5
Based on 24785 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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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

Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We very much recommend Captain Pat Powell. He is knowledgeable, extremely helpful & very friendly.
Donna  R.
Donna R. Orange, TX
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Mr. Pat is a great guide. We had a lot of fun, he was really nice and helpful.
Erick  B.
Erick B. Port Arthur, TX
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Chris is an outstanding fishing guide. He put us on the Redfish and we had a great time. I highly recommend him.
Benny  A.
Benny A. Orange, Texas
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Captain Chris! He was very knowledgeable about the fish, water, and regulations. Definitely recommend and would go fishing with him again!
Andrea  S.
Andrea S. Carlos, MN
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Had a great trip, even though the weather was really windy. Captain Chris still managed to put us on some fish and ensured my teenage boys had a great trip. You know it was fun when they were already asking to go again before we even got home!
Charles  D.
Charles D. Buffalo, TX
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Capt. Pat was knowledgeable and very helpful. Boat was nice and easy for the 3 of us to fish. We all had a super time and will be back sooner than later. Thanks for taking care of us Pat, and Good luck on the whitetail. Mart, Missy, and Matt. Bryant,Ar
Martin  G.
Martin G. Benton, Arkansas
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
A great experience was had with Captain Chris! Me, my brother and my father were looking to spend some quality time together as we all live in different places around the country. This 2 day trip was just the answer. Captain Chris made us all very comfortable and took care of everything. We caught lots of fish and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to our next trip with Sabine Outdoors and Captain Chris!
Kirk  J.
Kirk J. Spring, TX
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Had a great time. Cptn was very prepared, knowledgeable & helpful. Will likely book again in the future.
Chris  T.
Chris T. Montgomery, TX
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Started catching fish right away, very accommodating to our needs. Able to control fishing of 5 customers 3 of which had little experience on the water.
Scott  S.
Scott S. Liberty, TX
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
My brother had a great time! I would go back in a heartbeat! Chris was very nice and took care of us!!
Joseph  O.
Joseph O. United States
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Great captain and fishing guide. You won't go wrong booking with Captain Chris.
Fredrick  M.
Fredrick M. Atascocita, TX
Have Boat Will Travel Guide Service
Have Boat Will Travel Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Hats off to Captain Watkins! After a frustrating early morning bite, he played a hunch and we got on a large school of trout that took us from 10 fish to 34 total! We had a good time on his boat and will definitely consider rebooking if we’re ever back in the neighborhood. Good guy and knowledgeable about the area and his surroundings.
Jon  W.
Jon W. Woodson, TX
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had a fabulous morning with Captain Pat Powell. He was super! Ready to go before scheduled time; plenty of bait; good rods and tackle; cooler with waters and sodas; and extremely knowledgeable. The best part-he is also just a great guy. Felt safe and well taken care of. Highly recommend booking with Bigguns Guide Service in Southeast Texas⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Janis  G.
Janis G. Vint Hill Farms, VA
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
We had a great trip, the team caught some nice specs and had a wonderful outing. Captain Chris was an excellent host and extremely good with helping my grandson learn improve his fishing skills. We are looking forward to going out again with Captain Chris. J. Paige
Joseph  P.
Joseph P. Beaumont, TX
Have Boat Will Travel Guide Service
Have Boat Will Travel Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Captain Watkins was great! Very knowledgeable about his area and had us on fish within minutes! Explained the reasons the fish were biting in some spots and not others. Had completely sold us on soft baits over live baits. Will be using him again soon!
Tom  M.
Tom M. United States
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Our trip was amazing! We caught a ton of fish, and got to bring home plenty. Chris was super helpful and very patient with the boys!
Sarah  S.
Sarah S. Houston, Texas
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
How do you choose who you should go on the water with…. Well I’m so happy that we made the perfect choice for our family for sure!! Honestly felt like we were out on the water with a great friend! Was great with the boys, giving tips and tricks along the way and who doesn’t like reeling in a shark right? I can not give any higher praise than YOU SHOULD BOOK WITH CHRIS!! Thank you Chris for making this a lifetime experience for us all! We will be back!
Krisha  S.
Krisha S. Mobile, Alabama
Bigguns Guide Service
Bigguns Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bridge City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had a awesome day out on the water with captain Pat he was very helpful with my wife and daughter we look forward to seeing him again
Joey  H.
Joey H. Sawyer, OK
Sabine Outdoors
Sabine Outdoors
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Enjoyed meeting Captain Chris. He was great and patient with family members new to the salt water life. It started out slow with tide and gaff top's biting, but Captain worked hard and got us on a good mess of fish. I highly recommend Captain Chris as a guide and look forward booking another trip with him when I'm back in town.
Paul  J.
Paul J. SLAUGHTERVL, OK
Have Boat Will Travel Guide Service
Have Boat Will Travel Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Arthur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We had a great trip with captain Bill. He put us on the fish from the start and kept us on them throughout the day. Boat and all gear was exceptional. We had a great experience and will be back!
Randy  C.
Randy C. Queen City, TX

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Sabine Lake

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Sabine Lake costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $462, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $559. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Sabine Lake is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

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

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

The best way to experience fishing in Sabine Lake is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Sabine Lake.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Tripletail. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, popping, and spinning. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and lake fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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.   Check availability for local fishing charters in Sabine Lake.