Using Lighter Lines and 4 Inch Worms Worked Best For Bass
Genesis 18: Verse 19; For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judegment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him.
I have good news and bad news. Good news first. The Lakes have recieved an outpouring of run off that has filled or brought them up considerably.
Lake Fairfield rose about 3 feet and the boat ramp is great for launching boats again. Yesterday I lanched there and what a good feeling it was to know I did not have to watch out for my trailer wheels falling off the back side of the ramp.
The bad news is the water level change has shaken up the Bass somewhat and they are regrouping accordingly. The New water brought Lake Fairfield water temps down 10 -12 degrees to 59 in the discharge to about 53 by the Dam at daylight. Water temps are slowly comming back up as the plant warms water temps. Things will be stabilized in about a week and a great bite will be back.
The bite is tough right now with Bass being very finicky due to the water changes but they can be caught. Use finesse worms like 4 inch watermelons rigged on lighter lines to have a great day. Just down size everything and you can get bit.
About 20 Bass came to the boat with most in the 2 lb. range but there were some bigger fish caught about 4.3 lbs. being the largest Bass of the day.
Saw 2 bald eagles flying yesterday and they reminded me of Isaiah chapter 40: Those that wait on the Lord shall mount up with the wings as of eagles. I saw about 30 deer with one nice 8 point buck grazing in the Park area. We are in the winter mode right now but soon at Lake Fairfield the Pre-Spawn female Bass will begin cruising and feeding near spawning areas and we will be in for some fast and great Bass action.
Lake Palestine is about 1 foot over full and will take a couple of weeks to really stabilize and the bite will be tough till about February then the spinnerbait will be hot for those Big Pre-Spawn females also. The North end will take a little more time than Mid- Lake and the Dam area to allow the Bass to get back in those areas they were pushed out due to low water but this spring will be awesome in those backwater areas with a great spawn.
Right now my March calendar is filling up already so give me a call or E-mail me and let me know when you would like to book your spring or Pre- spawn trips so I can book you in for either Lake Fairfield or Lake Palestine. I will be getting back on Lake Palestine when water temps come up near high 50's to 60 degree mark and making my reports there.
Thanks and keep looking up; You can book your trip at 903-478-2633 or 903-724-1203
Date Added: 2007-01-24
Type of Fishing: Bottom Fishing
Charter Service Name: Mattern Guide Service
Email Guide or Angler: email@example.com
Captains Name: Don Mattern Sr.
About The Author: Captain Don Mattern Sr.
Company: Mattern Guide Service
Area Reporting: Lake Palestine Texas
Bio: Don Mattern Sr. has been fishing Lake Palestine since 1994 and guiding full-time since 2002. He was born in Houston, Texas and moved out to the country at 20 years old. He’s been married 35 years and has 2 sons. Don currently guides and tournament fishes full-time.