I'll periodically post fishing reports that could be of interest to you in planning your trip to Lake Palestine.
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Fishing Report, 25 Sep- 1 Oct
Updated: Wed Oct 3, 2018
Fishing report, 25 Sep - 1 Oct. The few days of overcast and rain have gotten fish more active.
Lake Palestine remains very close to 2 feet low, the level has only changed plus or minus about 3 inches in the last 3 weeks. The rains that have come have just been absorbed by a lot of thirsty trees, plants, and ground, so there still hasn't been much run off.Water temperatures have dropped, now open water in the mid afternoon is running about 81 degrees, still a little warm, but much closer to the seasonal average.
The biggest effect of this temperature change observed is on the crappie. I've found that they are now often biting up at about the 10-11 ft level, especially in the tree tops and on overcast days. Those around the concrete bridge pilings are still biting down around 13-15 ft, and not as well. Watch the moon bite position for bite periods, because they seem to be biting for shorter periods right now, and the wind from the north or east, even relatively light breezes, seem to shut them down.
Bass have also gotten more active again. Good fishing for them has been reported to me around bridge abutments, including around the shallower submerged bridges. Lately, slower moving soft plastic baits, such as Texas rigged worms, have worked well. If there is a little wind that sets up a current through the bridges, then it'll be time to switch to faster moving baits to resemble the shad that often stack up the wind-driven currents around the bridge corners.
Older Fishing Reports
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