Keith Lake, on Highway 87 between Port Arthur and Sabine Pass, is a chain of lakes boasting some of the best redfishing opportunities on the Gulf Coast. Keith Lake is one of the few locations on the upper coast where fishermen can sight and cast to tailing redfish. Working the birds during spring and fall months is often exceptional.
The fish pass, a cut from the ship channel through the marsh into Keith Lake, channels bait and fish into the lake where they are intercepted by anxious anglers. Because Keith Lake chain is shallow and dotted with scattered oyster beds, a shallow draft V-haul or a flat bottom boat are necessary for safe exploration of this exquisite body of water hidden in marsh.
The Lake also gives you easy access to Johnson, Shell and Salt Lakes.
Keith Lake is a great location for a quick crabbing expedition. Peruse the levees at Pleasure Island, both sides of the ship channel, and Texas Bayou for large blue crabs. Crabbing is inexpensive and a sure-fire kid pleaser. The best bait is a chicken neck on a line. Cast along the levee and wait for the tug of a claw before carefully dragging in your catch.