Don Mattern Sr.

Sam Rayburn & Lake Palestine, Texas

Submitted by Mattern Guide Service

Water Temperature: 64

Water Clarity: 1 foot

Mattern Guide Service on Sam Rayburn,Palestine, and Lake Fairfield

Hello Everybody,

Ephesians 3; 20 Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, acording to the power that worketh in us.


Well the water temps were 60 at daylight today and warmed to lower 60's by the end of the day.

The full moon phase really has the sow Bass moving into the spawning grounds as Bass up to 8 lbs. were caught this week. Texas rigged weightless Phantom tackle watermelon red stinkos and Nichols Sinkers in Green Pumpkin have been producing some really Big Bass as well as Texas rigged with a small weight Lizards from Watermelon to Black and Blue. Flukes also in same colors are working. Check Terry's- Owner of Jackson Hill Marina web-page out on Rayburn at for Cabins and etc.

Lake Palestine:

Water Temps 60 at daylight warming to 64 at the end of the day. The Big Bass invaded the shallows this week after Hog Bass up to 8 lbs. came to the boat this week.

The Lake caught alot of run off and is mostly stained in the back of coves but Mid-Lake to Dam is in great shape.

Spinnerbaits in Double willow leaf Nickel in back and Gold outside in 3/8 ounce produced along with Phantom Tackles stinko in Watermelon Red. Flukes rigged weightless in White/Chartruse such as the 3X Zulu in Lemon shad rigged with a BB weight in front of the head to get it to slow sink was Killer this week. Check out The Lake Palestine Resort web-page for Cabins abd Resturant and tackle at

Jesus loves you and the devil is a liar.

Give me a call at 903-478-2633 or 903-724-0961 to book a Guided trip on any of these Lakes. Or you can go to my e-mail at to book. God Bless


Thanks to my great sponsors who you will be hearing more about their great baits that produce more bites and equipment. Don Mattern Sr.

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Date Added: 2010-3-29

Type of Fishing: Casting

Charter Service Name: Mattern Guide Service

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Captains Name: Don Mattern Sr.

Region You Fish: Lake Fairfield

Biz Phone: 903-478-2633

Fish Species: Bass
Bait Used: Texas rigged Lizards
Tackle Used: Johnny Morris reels on Kistler rods
Method Used: Texas rigged Lizards
Water Depth: 2-6 feet
Water Temperature: 64
Wind Direction: Norh
Wind Speed: 18

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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.

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