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#11388583 - 02/03/16 09:37 AM Lake Palestine Navigation
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
I've noticed it's almost a weekly topic. I would figure someone has a navigation chip they would sale to the public. I do understand keeping secrets to keep an advantage.

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#11388618 - 02/03/16 09:52 AM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Chris_K Online   content
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 863
Loc: TX
I'll tell you how I navigate Lake Palestine. I go to Athens instead.

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#11388630 - 02/03/16 09:57 AM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
kellisag Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: SETX
Too much liability, there is no real "safe" way to navigate Palestine

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#11388637 - 02/03/16 10:01 AM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Chris_K Online   content
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Loc: TX
So my question is why make a lake that way? Knock some trees down and make it safe to travel. Or was lake Palestine not man made? Id love to fish it, but I will never take the chance.


Edited by It's a giant! (02/03/16 10:07 AM)

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#11388665 - 02/03/16 10:10 AM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7275
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
RayBob is the same way. More people fish that lake and u don't see anyone making navigation routs for it

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#11388716 - 02/03/16 10:28 AM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Justin Shelton Offline
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#11388749 - 02/03/16 10:42 AM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
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Loc: Squeezepenny
Just get out on the lake and take it easy . There is know other way to learn it. Get all the paper maps you can and go from there.
The lake is worth spending the time to learn.

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#11388811 - 02/03/16 11:03 AM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
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The lakes were built for flood control, fishing is just a by product. The same reason they don't hold them at a constant level, fishing is a by product.

As stated you just have to run the lake to learn it or fish the areas that aren't heavily timbered.
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#11389009 - 02/03/16 12:10 PM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
InTheClear Online   content
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1271
Loc: Southwest Texas
If you don't have complete confidence, idle! Been through there 200 times as a passenger in 25 years or so and I still don't feel confident in running those same areas myself. Figure out how long it will take you to idle to your spot, factor in North winds and rough water too! If you hit the right stretch in Feb you'll only need a few hours to fish anyways. Outside of that, honestly its not always the best fisherman that wins on Palestine, its the boat that knows how to move quickly in-and-out of productive water without being stranded behind to get to the productive water. Hence, it favors that boat!

Or, wait another 5 weeks or so for the South end to warm?


Edited by InTheClear (02/03/16 12:14 PM)

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#11389017 - 02/03/16 12:13 PM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Chris_K]
slim 285 Offline
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Originally Posted By: It's a giant!
So my question is why make a lake that way? Knock some trees down and make it safe to travel. Or was lake Palestine not man made? Id love to fish it, but I will never take the chance.

Vote for Bernie Sanders he will pull the money out of his arse to get-r-done. roflmao

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#11389070 - 02/03/16 12:35 PM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Chris_K]
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Loc: Hurst, TX
Originally Posted By: It's a giant!
So my question is why make a lake that way? Knock some trees down and make it safe to travel. Or was lake Palestine not man made? Id love to fish it, but I will never take the chance.


Yes it's man made but it was built in 1962. Boats back the didn't have the range they do today. People put in and spent a day fishing within a short distance of their launch. I doubt anyone building a lake considers what boats will be like 50 years later and incorporates that into the design. laugh

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#11389135 - 02/03/16 01:06 PM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Chris_K]
reeltexan Offline
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Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS
Originally Posted By: It's a giant!
So my question is why make a lake that way? Knock some trees down and make it safe to travel. Or was lake Palestine not man made? Id love to fish it, but I will never take the chance.


For the same reason they left timber and cover in Fork, Toledo Bend, Sam Rayburn, Sandlin, Ray Roberts, and on and on.

It provides cover for the fish and the forage.
If I were building a lake, I'd leave a bunch in there.

P.S. All Texas lakes, with the exception of Caddo, are man made.
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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.”
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#11389778 - 02/03/16 05:36 PM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
GTrigg Offline
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Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 224
Loc: East Texas
Kickapoo area used to be easy to navigate once upon a time. Just run the high line and pipeline right-a-ways in those '70 model VIP's, Kingfishers, Skeeters, etc. Just like roadways through the forrest. Anyone else remember the good 'ol days.....
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#11390938 - 02/04/16 07:20 AM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2052
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

Yes.
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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.”
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#11392473 - 02/04/16 05:03 PM Re: Lake Palestine Navigation [Re: Chris_K]
JCHANDLER Offline
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Registered: 09/15/12
Posts: 158
Cost to much money to clear them
out. Why would you anyway, but a lane would nice.

Originally Posted By: It's a giant!
So my question is why make a lake that way? Knock some trees down and make it safe to travel. Or was lake Palestine not man made? Id love to fish it, but I will never take the chance.
C


Edited by JCHANDLER (02/04/16 05:12 PM)

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