Why Fish Port Arthur

Fishing boy showing off trout in port Arthur, texas

Welcome to Fishing in Port Arthur

Rivers, bayous, marshes, the Gulf of Mexico, salt-and-freshwater lakes— Port Arthur is surrounded by water. Our fishing community is strong, and anglers travel from all around the US for acces to some of the best saltwater fishing anywhere along the Gulf Coast.

anglers at boat launch at sunrise

Port Arthur’s 70,000 acre Sabine Lake is an impressive 14 miles long, 7 miles wide and is formed where the Sabine and Neches Rivers meet. The lake is best known for flounder, redfish and speckled trout. Bring your own boat or book an inshore guided fishing trip. You can also kayak the region’s multiple paddling trails or venture into the Gulf of Mexico, where off-shore charter trips reign.

Boy pier fishing in Pleasure Island, Port Arthur

Pleasure Island is an 18-mile long island created from deposits dredged to form the Intracoastal Waterway in 1908. There, you can fish from several piers, state and public parks, jetties, various levees, launch your boat and even stow your boat in the Island’s state of the art, 300-slip Marina.

Man enjoying his fishing boat in port Arthur texas

Sabine Pass is perhaps the start of where fishing began in all of Southeast Texas. Sabine offers access to Keith Lake, the marsh, Sabine Lake and the Gulf of Mexico and is home to the Sabine Pass Port Authority’s 87-slip Marina, chock full of charter opportunities and first-class amenities.


Whether you’re looking to road trip for a weekend stay or day trip for a fishing excursion, Port Arthur is the perfect place to plan your next big fishing getaway.

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