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Mattern Guide Service Sam Rayburn and Lake Palestine

Author:Mattern Guide Service
Report Posted:11/06/08
Date of Fishing:11/04/08
Location:Texas Fishing Reports
Fishing Area:Mid-Lake to Dam
Kistler Rod Used:LTA Medium - He-76MC
Description: Mattern Guide Service on Sam Rayburn & Palestine
Hello Everybody,

Psalm 102; Verses 1&2: Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thy ear unto me; in the day when I call, answer me speedily.


Lake is the lowest I have seen it. There are humps and sandbars all over the Lake so be careful and watch your electronics.

Water is stained in most of the Lake except Dam areas but still looks great.

Water temps are about 67 am to 72 pm. Bass were running from runts to 5 lbers. The bass were hitting finnessee worms around the grass in watermelon reds. You could split shot them or wacky or lightly Texas rig them also.

Bass were also hitting Texas rigged 7 inch plum and plum-apple worms around the grass.

Clients enjoyed some great weather this week with 7-10 keepers per day and about 15 runt bass. It was a tough bite with Bass not chasing but rather in a finnessee mood.


Lake is almost full pool and in great shape. i have no Bass report this week because I was busy with clients chasing those slab crappies. Yes you heard right. I am beginning to Guide for crappie on Lake Palestine also.

Crappie were hitting minnows worked in about 23 foot on creek channels. Water temps were running in the low 70's.

Have a great week and Jesus bless you real good. If you want to book a trip just e-mail me or call me at 903-478-2633 or 903-724-1203. To learn more about my Guide Service go to matternguideservice.fghp.com

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Date Added: 2008-11-05
Type of Fishing: Casting
Charter Service Name: Mattern Guide Service
Email Guide or Angler: donmat@windstream.net
Website URL: matterguideservice.fghp.com
Captains Name: Don Mattern Sr.
Region You Fish: Texas
Biz Phone: 903-478-2633
Fishing Species:Bass & crappie
Bait & Takle Used:Johnny Morris reels on Kistler Rods
Water & Weather
blue bird skies cool am warm pm

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