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#11589254 - 05/07/16 09:06 PM Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine
DEFMP Offline

Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 458
Loc: DFW
A friend told me he used to drive on pad to Cade lake on Palestine, but forgot how to do it bc it's been many years. Is this true? I've always idled to the opening usually around the west side of the island. I've always rolled over a stumps or two so I'm not sure how it's possible. Maybe I'm taking the wrong route? Thanks for the insight.

#11589260 - 05/07/16 09:10 PM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: DEFMP]
coachmas Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 2709
Loc: Back at Palestine
I've never seen anyone run that far on pad, but I'm sure there are some that can. I have seen boats stay on pad from the power line all the way passed the big island and shut down to idle up the river or go left heading to Cade's. They were all hugging the east bank starting at the launch ramp at the power lines. I would never try it not even in a free boat. Seen too many t-post and big stumps. Coach

Edited by coachmas (05/07/16 09:12 PM)

#11589309 - 05/07/16 09:51 PM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: DEFMP]
Txduckhunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1853
Loc: Lake Fork
In my mud boat- sure. Never lift off the throttle.
In my bass boat.....not so much.

#11589438 - 05/08/16 05:48 AM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: DEFMP]
ETX Guide Kristopher Douglas. Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 1337
Loc: lake palestine ,tx
I ran it yesterday.

#11589507 - 05/08/16 07:54 AM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: DEFMP]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Yea those guys you see making that run are gonna end up on the news one day. The path is about a boat width wide and has zero room for error. There are fence posts, rocks, and MASSIVE stumps in that lane, all of which are just under the surface at the current level.

Like with most runs on Palestine, just take your time, live to fish another day.

#11589587 - 05/08/16 08:49 AM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: DEFMP]
Hobbs McAvoy Offline

Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 390
Loc: Bullard, TX
The stump/hazard danger will go up by 1000x when the water is back at pool or lower. Lots of runs can be made right now with the water a little high. There are guys that can make that run but it is dangerous. The run to the back of flat is just as bad but I see guys doing it. I think you can hug the east side and be okay until you get to the last point before the big island. I would not run past that. I hit stumps in my prodrive around that island and it's riding a lot higher in the water column than my skeeter.

Edited by Hobbs McAvoy (05/08/16 08:51 AM)

#11589597 - 05/08/16 08:57 AM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: DEFMP]
Pumadon Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1188
Loc: Royse City, Texas
100's of old jeep trails all over that lake. Seen people run places I would not consider, they must be made out of brass and the size of cantaloupes.

#11589660 - 05/08/16 09:37 AM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: DEFMP]
Jim A. Offline

Registered: 03/06/09
Posts: 452
Loc: Frankston TX
Lake Palestine is a very dangerous lake to doesn't matter if you turn left or right coming out of the Villages. Yesterday, while fishing the Media East, I saw three very lucky bass boats running through timber. they were lucky the lake was high. One was running down the middle of the lake out in front of Caney, the second ran across the lake north of the 155 bridge between saline and cobb. also some people evidently don't know about the big trees out in front of the villages if you go straight out and turn left.
if you don't know a lake, before you get on it, get a reliable map, study it. especially these East Texas Lakes.

#11591201 - 05/09/16 08:56 AM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: DEFMP]
Fishingking Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 1268
It takes all kinds. I care too much for my equipment and life to take that chance. Just takes one oops to end the day.

#11592089 - 05/09/16 02:19 PM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: Jim A.]
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2478
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Jim A.
especially these East Texas Lakes.

Ruined two props in one day on Lake O the Pines.

Hardest dang stumps I've ever seen.
"..The pleasantist angling is to see the fish
Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
Bill Shakespeare

#11592185 - 05/09/16 02:47 PM Re: Getting to Cade Lake on Palestine [Re: DEFMP]
buda13 Offline

Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 18143
Loc: NRH, TX
My first time on Palestine we launched form the Villages and ran on pad all the way into kickapoo. I believe there are still pucker marks in that fellas passenger seat and indentions on the "oh shoot" handle I had a death grip on. roflmao Palestine is, IMO, the most dangerous lake to run in Northeast Texas.


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