Lake Palestine

Because Life is Better at the Lake

Big Dave's East Texas Guide Service


I'm David Benson, I'm a crappie fishing guide here in East Texas. I've been fishing Lake Palestine since I was a young boy with my grandpa. I enjoy sharing the sport of fishing with others.

There is nothing like spending time on the water, and sharing my knowledge not only with adults but I really like enjoy getting kids involved in fishing. There is nothing like seeing the smile on their faces as they put those slabs in the boat.

It's so great to see family members bring a young one to enjoy fishing whether it's their parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or just a close friend, getting them on the water and making memories.

I look forward to spending a day on the water with you.

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Lake Palestine Weather Forecast


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 67


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 83

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 60



Hi: 81

Saturday Night


Lo: 58


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 82

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 62

Lake Palestine Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 9/17: 345.27 (+0.27)

Lake Palestine Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 16)

GOOD. Water clear; 85 degrees; 0.35 high. Largemouth bass are good working Texas-rigged worms in plum or blue, shad like swim baits and deep running crankbaits near boat docks and rip rac. Crappie are fair on minnows or jigs tipped with minnows around bridges and timber in 15-25’. Hybrid stripers are fair on live bait in 25-35’. White bass are good on slabs and swim jigging spoons. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Catfish are good on punch baits and live minnows.