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MOSTLY CLOUDY
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HUMIDITY 75%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 54°

Lake Palestine

Cherokee County, TX
Cherokee County, TX
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On the Neches River, 15 miles southwest of Tyler on Texas 155
25,560 acres
LAKE SIZE
58 feet
MAX DEPTH
FISH TO CATCH
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass
Largemouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Sunfish
White Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Lake Palestine.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Most vegetation and inundated timber are located above the Texas Highway 155 bridge in the main lake, Highsaw and Ledbetter arms, in Kickapoo and Neches River arms and in Flat Creek. Anglers have placed brush piles in many locations between the dam and the bridge; these can be found using graph recorders. The bridge itself provides excellent structure on the main crossing between Dogwood and Coffee Cities and over Highsaw/Ledbetter creeks.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
Lake Palestine offers something for everyone in terms of a fishery. The lake is very popular for largemouth bass tournaments due to its consistent success. Both white bass and hybrid striped bass are present; white bass are particularly popular during their spring run up the Neches River and Kickapoo Creeks. Channel and blue catfishes are abundant and flathead catfish provide great opportunity for trophy-sized fish.
TIPS & TACTICS
Hybrid stripers and white bass are particularly active from the dam to Highway 155 during winter months and into spring. Largemouth bass anglers report greatest success in the upper end of the lake (above the pipeline), in Cobb and Stone Chimney creeks, and Saline Bay. Catfish anglers frequently drift fish with worms or chicken livers between Hawn point (at the mouth of Flat Creek) to the Highway 155 bridges, and will catch more legal sized fish if they target blue catfish using live fish or cut fish as bait. Crappie anglers do well near 155 during the spring with small jigs or minnows.
FISHING REPORT
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 0.82 high. Largemouth bass are good working topwaters, flipping jigs, drop shots, and chatter baits near points, timber, and rocky shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around docks, bridge columns, and timber. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait, A-rigs, and swimbaits. White bass are good on slabs, swimbaits, and jigging spoons on main lake humps and ridges. Catfish are good on punch bait, shrimp, and cut bait.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Most vegetation and inundated timber are located above the Texas Highway 155 bridge in the main lake, Highsaw and Ledbetter arms, in Kickapoo and Neches River arms and in Flat Creek. Anglers have placed brush piles in many locations between the dam and the bridge; these can be found using graph recorders. The bridge itself provides excellent structure on the main crossing between Dogwood and Coffee Cities and over Highsaw/Ledbetter creeks.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Lake Palestine
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Upper Neches River Authority
PO Box 1965
Palestine, Texas 75802
(903) 876-2237
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Lake Palestine. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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