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, 15-21 May
Updated: Thu May 24, 2018Fishing report, 15-21 May..The white bass kill may be over, but it definitely will effect fishing for awhile.It appears that the kill occurred mainly last Friday and Saturday, the 11th and 12th, with possibly some fish dying on Sunday the 13th. Since then no major reports of fresh dead fish have come in, just the "smells bad" reports of those that had been dead for awhile.Throughout, the reports all seemed to indicate the primary effected area was the south end of Lake Palestine, most of the reported "floaters" from the middle and northern portions of the lake were well into decay and infestation by algae.This week I have only been able to get out Thursday, Friday, and again Monday, but reports from trollers and slabbers from the central and southern part of the lake said that the white bass just weren't there, that a fish here and a fish there was about all that was happening, none of the usual surface feeding by schools chasing shad.We would really like to hear about white bass fishing north of the Hwy 155 big bridge. A call or report can be sent to the TPWD local Inland Fisheries office, (903)566-1655, or to Jim Beggerly, (903)279-9002. Caption for pic: A tray full of fish. Gus Herring, of Montalba, caught this mix of crappie and catfish last Thursday. He reported that the cats were definitely up in the rocks, these all came from the rocks/broken concrete near the Boy Scout camp north of Flat Creek Island.
Older Fishing Reports
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