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, 6-12 Mar
Updated: Wed Mar 14, 2018
Fishing Report, 6-12 Mar. Glen Moehling and his son Nick came down from Wisconsin for a relative's wedding, and Glen's brother-in-law Cliff Winkley (center), of Palestine, treated them to a fishing trip. They caught several crappie, catfish, and even two nice bass. A couple of blue cats are shown off by Grace Mikhail, of Jacksonville. She was joined for the trip by her Dad Wally and Kristy Odland, who came down from Minnesota for a visit, but were camera shy. When he saw some of our local crappie, Wally exclaimed, "They don't get that big at home!".In between the fronts the fishing has been good. Water temps in the midday have been mostly around 60, still about 4 or 5 degrees cool for this date, and some 62-64's back in the creeks. Most of the lake is still off-color from the past heavy rain run off, especially the north end and Flat Creek.Bass are definitely into their spawning areas in the northern portion of Lake Palestine, and are getting there now in the central areas. Almost all bass that I have heard of in the last week have been caught shallow, with a lot showing well developed egg bulges. With the lake being high the flooded grass areas have been good, and noisy baits are still working well.Crappie have been in the shallows in the north for two weeks now, despite the cool water, and they are finally showing up in the shallows in the central creeks. Saturday I saw the first few males of this year with their black spawning coloration in the Ledbetter area, though there been many reported to be coming out of Kickapoo and the Neches.Rod and reel fishermen are beginning to score well on blue catfish, too. The ones that we caught on Thursday and Saturday were all about 25 feet down, near trees, and bit on CJ's punch bait.
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