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Date of Report: 2006/05/30
Texas Fishing Report
Fishing Area: Lake Palestine
Mattern Guide Service
Hello Everybody,

God said to Adam Who told thee that thou was naked.Sin entered in and Man lost his covering of God’s presence. Through Faith In the finished works of Jesus and His Blood we can recieve the covering again of God’s powerful presence and a relationship with Him.

Well what a great week this has been with great Clients and the Bite has picked up again.

You know you can be where the Bass are but what you did last time or the Baits you are used to fishing may not work though the Bass are still there.

Making some changes and being willing to try different things has made more than one check for me durring tournaments or helped me put my clients on fish.

Downsizing your baits can produce some Big Bass that would otherwise just sit and watch your offering go by.

Downsizing topwaters by going to smaller poppers like Yellow Magics or Strike King’s spitting King, and downsizing spinnerbaits to 1/4 ounce with 3/8 heads can be deadly.

Or rigging your plastic worms a little different can be the difference from catching just a few to a fantastic day. Wacky rigging your worms can produce where the Texas rigged worm was refused in the same areas. Downsizing your worms from 6 to 4 inch. If you know the Bass are there try to be versitle.

Clients boated Bass up to around 5.5 lbs. but saw at least 5 Bass over 6 lost in one way or the other.

Monday sawe what looked like a 10lber. lost right at the boat. It waqs a Monster Bass and I sure felt for Mr.. Hagar but the Lord was great and a few minutes later He caught the Biggest Bass He had ever caught about 5 1/2 lbs.

His 3 Boys: Jack,Fritz, and Henry ages from 8-6-and 5. The Boys caught some Bass and well little Henry was busy eating everyone elses snacks and when I would set the hook on a Bass He would run up to the front of the boat and fight the Bass. It was something to see.

Bass were hitting senko type baits in bubble gum type colors. When you come to Lake Palestine come armed with at least 15 lb. mono. Bass were staying near channels and drop offs near 5 – 8 feet of water. Water Temps are in the low 80’s. The bite is what I consider Fair. But comming Overcast days should produce some fantastic Bass fishing.

May God Bless and if you want to book a trip just give me a call at 903-478-2633 or 903-724-1203. Thanks Don Mattern Sr. with Mattern Guide Service

Report Details

Fish Type: Largemouth Bass

Water Temperature: 77 to 85 deg F
Water Clarity: 1 foot
Water Depth: 5 to 10 ft

Bait and Tackle: Same

Report Submitted By: Capt. Don Mattern Sr.
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Marina or Inlet Name: The Villages Marina
Charter Biz Phone: 903-478-2633

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