Don Mattern Sr.

Mattern Guide Service on Sam Rayburn & Palestine

Hello Everybody,

ACTS 3: Verses 6&7: Then Peter said, Silver and Gold have I none but such as I have I give unto thee. In the name of JESUS Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And He took him by the right hand, and lifted him up; and immediately his feet and ankle bones recieved strength.

SAM RAYBURN; Well the weather has the Bass doing one thing on one day and another on the next. The water temps have been running from the 70's to the 80;'s depending on the heat of one day to the chill of the next. The cloudy days have brought a tremendous topwater bite around the shallow grass on yellow magics and poppers. The Buzzbait produced the Biggest Bass in the last Bass n Bucks Championship. The Sun gets hot and the topwater is off except in early morning hours. The Black and Blue Nichols 1/2 ounce Jig tipped with a Gene Larew craw has been catching good with clients worked along the edges of 6-10 foot Hydrilla. The Carolina rig has been working well also with a watermelon seed Zoom Big critter craw worked along Points and Grass in 6-12 feet.

LAKE PALESTINE: Water temps have been running in the 70's to 80's depending on the cold fronts and the heat of the next day. The Bigger Bass were scarce this week with alot of smaller bass feeding on the schools of shad moving into the back of the coves. 4 lbs. was the biggest this week but clients enjoyed alot of numbers.Shallow running crankbaits and Texas rigged Zoom baby brush hogs in watermelon red acounted for some quality bass as well as swimbaits. Shad imitations worked best with all the Bass feeding on the schools of shad in the creeks.

CONTACT: To Book a Trip

contact Don Mattern Sr. with Mattern Guide serrvice at 903-478-2633 or

903-724=0961 or E-Mail at my web-page is

God Bless and good fishing. Don Mattern Sr.

Thanks to ny sponsors:

Ranger Boats- The Boat Center-Flint,Tex.- 903-825-2293

Nichols Lures- 903-589-8100

Kistler Rods- 281-259-8033

Phantom Tackle-

E2 Baits-

Date Added: 2009-09-30

Type of Fishing: Casting

Charter Service Name: Mattern Guide Serviced

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Captains Name: Don Mattern Sr.

Region You Fish: Sam Rayburn

Biz Phone: 903-478-2633

Fish Species: Bass
Bait Used: topwaters and Texas rigs
Tackle Used: Johnny Morris reels on Kistler rods
Method Used: Topwaters and Texas rigs
Water Depth: 2-10 feet
Water Temperature: 78
Wind Direction: North
Wind Speed: 8-10

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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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