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#10886724 - 06/01/15 07:33 AM Lake Palestine Hazards
desert basser Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 2
Will be coming to Palestine soon,from Arizona.I have read about bad hidden hazards under the water on the lake.Do I need to be concerned with the lake being full?Is there a good map I can buy or website that gives locations of the hazards?Never been there.Will be putting in at the The Villages ramp.
Thanks!


Edited by desert basser (06/01/15 07:37 AM)

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#10886736 - 06/01/15 07:42 AM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
structure man(Guide on RC) Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/09/06
Posts: 854
Loc: Corsicana Texas
Lots of stumps, no boat lanes just be careful up North around Cades and Kickapoo creeks.

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#10886837 - 06/01/15 08:28 AM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
kellisag Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1396
Loc: SETX
Plenty of Hazards, if you use the search feature there are several threads with good info.

That being said coming from Arizona to fish Palestine in early June I'm sure you are coming for TTT championship. Just follow the line of boats that make a hard right at takeoff if you want to fish Kickapoo

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#10886868 - 06/01/15 08:36 AM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
Razorback Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3432
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
If you don't know the lake and are going north of The Villages, my advice would be to idle. I've lived in Tyler for almost 20 years and that's what I do, especially around and north of the high line.

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#10886879 - 06/01/15 08:43 AM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
Neches Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 927
The problem is with the lake high all the timber north and south of the bridge is under water and everything looks like its wide open running. But its not.

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#10886974 - 06/01/15 09:22 AM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: Neches]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/05/10
Posts: 2823
Loc: Justin, TX
Originally Posted By: Neches
The problem is with the lake high all the timber north and south of the bridge is under water and everything looks like its wide open running. But its not.


You've got that right. I was out there this weekend and there were people running in areas that made me cringe bad.
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#10886993 - 06/01/15 09:28 AM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
Hobbs McAvoy Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 274
Loc: Bullard, TX
South of 155 is open to run for the most part but there are still some areas with underwater timber. Going north with no experience on Palestine is asking for trouble. Try to follow someone or get with someone who knows the lake prior to your tourney.

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#10887170 - 06/01/15 10:46 AM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
desert basser Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 2
wow,I thought Toledo Bend was a obstacle course.Yes Kent,we are going there for the TTT.Maybe we can actually catch a limit for a change lol.We are prefishing next thurs/fri so hopefully we can at least figure out some smooth sailing.Thanks for your help fellers.Your lakes in Texas are awesome and huge compared to our little ponds.

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#10887209 - 06/01/15 10:59 AM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
InTheClear Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1268
Loc: Southwest Texas at the moment
How about hire Tom Mayne for assistance for first day on the lake?

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#10887359 - 06/01/15 11:41 AM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
lconn4 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 4961
Loc: Cherokee County

Kickapoo ramp last month at full pool.


Behind spillway this past Saturday.

Hope you catch a bunch!
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#10887522 - 06/01/15 12:25 PM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
Ranger64 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 209
Loc: Savoy, TX
If you have never been to Palestine before and you are going up North make sure your boat insurance is paid up.
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#10887607 - 06/01/15 12:57 PM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
jfdawson Online   happy
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/21/05
Posts: 847
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Everyone has been emphasizing the NORTH region ( Kickapoo ) as having all the hazards..

just know that they are ALSO South too. One of our Club members hit a stump in Saturday's Club Tournament and lost a Lower unit, skeg, etc.. he was south close to the Dam in one of the coves on the West side.

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#10887672 - 06/01/15 01:22 PM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
captain-kilroy Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 230
Loc: laird hill, texas
anyone launched a Kickapoo in the last few days?

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#10888234 - 06/01/15 05:04 PM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: bigfishtx]
AWS Offline
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Registered: 12/16/12
Posts: 342
Loc: Bedford, Texas
Bigfishtx...did you catch any fish or just go stump bumping?
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#10888306 - 06/01/15 05:32 PM Re: Lake Palestine Hazards [Re: desert basser]
ranger 360 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/18/15
Posts: 33
Stay to east side north of 155 brige

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