Don Mattern Sr.

Mattern Guide Service on Lake Fairfield

Hello Everybody,

Hebrews 9: Verses 11 & 12 ; But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernalce, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the Holy places, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Well it is really cold and you have to bundle up but it does not seem to effect the Bass and redfish that much at Lake Fairfield. With water temps. running from upper 50,s to low 70,s depending how close to the warm water discharge, you fish.

Bass are good up to 8.5 lbs. The 8 + lber. came on a Texas rigged creature bait in watermelon. Different patterns are working right now. The Texas rigged creature baits such as Nichols and Zoom are great and will continue through this pre-spawn and spawning season. Females are getting heavy with eggs right now and are staging off banks on nearest cover or break line. Also Points are holding lots of buck Bass with occassional Female.

Carolina rigged french fries or creature baits have been catching good Bass up to 6 lbs. Good colors are the same Watermelon Red, Watermelon Purple, & Watermelon Candy.

Redfish are being caught on cut shad fished on bottom and off deeper points in 20-25 feet. Lots of 20-25 inch fish with an occassiional 10 - 20 lber. Reds have been caught on artificial baits as well such as carolina rigged same baits as Bass, crankbaits in firetiger and rattle traps in chrome blue back and firetiger.

Bass will continue to stage till they spread out throught the reeds that cover the banks and spawn.

Don\'t forget the fishing to Lake Fairfield will be closed from December 30th through January 4 th for a special deer hunt. Then will remained open until the next special hunt that comes at the end of 2008.

Lake Fairfield is a beautiful place to visit and observe all the eagles and wildlife you see within the State Park that surrounds the Lake. God Bless and remember that Jesus loves you and remeber my great sponsors that make my fishing successful everytime I go out.

To Book a Guide Trip for Sam Rayburn, Lake Palestine, or Lake Fairfield contact Don at his e-mail or call 903-478-2633. Be sure to leave a message because I am probably on the Lake till almost Dark. Don Mattern Sr. with Mattern Guide Service.

My Sponsors:

Nichols Lures- 903-589-8100

Kistler Rods- 281-259-8033

Phantom Tackle-

Date Added: 2007-12-27

Type of Fishing: Bottom Fishing

Charter Service Name: Mattern Guide Service

Email Guide or Angler:

Captains Name: Don Mattern Sr.

Region You Fish: Texas

Biz Phone: 903-478-2633

Fish Species: Bass and Redfish
Bait Used: Carolina & Texas rigs
Tackle Used: Johnny Morris reels on Kistler rods
Method Used: Carolina rigs
Water Depth: 2-20 feet
Water Temperature: 60
Wind Direction: North
Wind Speed: 10-15

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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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