With many anglers running toward the Louisiana side of this Sabine River fishery, I checked in with my good friend Andy Crawford of Louisiana Sportsman. His take:
"The main reason anglers are running east is the drive to catch bigger fish. The Sabine River, from all the reports I've received, has a lot of fish; it just doesn't have a lot of big fish. So when a pro is thinking about how to win, they're obviously coming up with a strategy to catch the biggest fish possible: 'Should I stay on the Sabine and be satisfied with 11 pounds, or should I run two hours and perhaps catch 14 pounds?'
"The long run sounds like the best bet."