Sand bass are on the hook in East Texas

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:09pm

Back in January we reported the white bass would soon be flooding East Texas waterways.

Well, they're here.

On Wednesday afternoon, on the Neches River, just off Highway 31 outside of Chandler, anglers of all skill sets were hauling in white bass by the droves, along with drum fish as well.

White bass, also known as sand bass, are currently in their spawning season, and are being caught left and right.

Sand bass are a popular fish because they are so easy to get on the line, the challenge comes when it's time to reel the in.

These fish are fighters, but that added challenge is part of what makes this type of fishing so enjoyable to many.

"They've taken me under, they've taken me and hooked me under something and played like I was stuck, and then if I wait just a little bit they'll come out and it's just really fun," said Bernadine Martin, who drove from Palestine to fish for sand bass.

The daily bag limit for white bass is 25, but you can catch and release as many as you want.

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