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Dock Talk - Big Catfish on Palestine and Cedar Creek

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Rigging for Big Catfish …
Three-way crane swivel, a short leader, 8-10 inches which reduces time hung up. Use a clip so you can change sinkers easily. Leaders, 8-10 inches, 85 lb test braid onecatfish, 8/0 to 10/0 "J' hooks depending on the size of the bait being used

Night fishing ... sinker slide .... requires no retying to put on a different sinker.

Bottom fishing a river or lake ...
8/0 hook, bead, then a sliding 8 oz. egg sinker ... really good when you want want the bait to drop straight down from the boat into a brush pile. A bad thing about this rig is you can expect to hang up regularly.

Pictures is a 51 lb. Blue Catfish taken July 23 from Cedar Crakk Lake. Great Catch!

 


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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tbehrcomm@gmail.com


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Lake Palestine Weather Forecast

Saturday

Hot

Hi: 97

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 75

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 96

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 77

Monday

Hot

Hi: 97

Monday Night

Clear

Lo: 76

Tuesday

Hot

Hi: 98

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76


Lake Palestine Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/9: 344.72 (-0.28)



Lake Palestine Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 5)

GOOD. Water clear; 86 degrees; 0.14 low. Largemouth bass are good working plum, or rootbeer colored TEXAS rigged brush hogs, shad like swimbaits and deep-running crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows around bridges and timber in 15-25’. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait. White bass are excellent on slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Catfish are good on earthworms and prepared baits.