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#12370347 - 08/02/17 09:17 PM Lake Parstine
StormVet Offline

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 175
Loc: East Texas
Any recommendations for a first timer to the lake. Boat lanes marked? Best place to launch? Driving from lufkin area

#12370386 - 08/02/17 09:41 PM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1390
Loc: Lufkin Texas
If you mean Palestine. Just make sure your insurance is paid up. Trim it up and run the banks when you're in doubt.

#12370452 - 08/02/17 10:45 PM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 7681
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
No boat lanes, stay below the bridge or idle the North end. Those stumps are rough on fiberglass

#12370457 - 08/02/17 10:50 PM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
RKT Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 508
Hire a guide for a half day to show you how to run the lake.

#12370504 - 08/03/17 01:01 AM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2183
Loc: McKinney, TX
Run a web search to pull up one of the running "areas" on here for the lower end (it is described in a post from 2012). There were some hand drawn maps if you can find them (photobucket disaster). Don't run past the bridges!

Idle in Kickapoo at your own risk...

Edited by David Burton (08/03/17 01:04 AM)
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...and down goes PhotoBucket with the new Terms of Service... I predict they will be out of business or begging for forgiveness inside a month. 6/30/2017

#12371118 - 08/03/17 12:58 PM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9545
Loc: back in the day
Lake will destroy the bottom of a glass boat just fishing. You do not even need to have the big motor running to sink a boat on Palestine.

No marked boat lanes and lots of stuff to damage your boat.

#12371574 - 08/03/17 07:12 PM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
hookedon Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/28/12
Posts: 657
It's not that bad at all. There are places you can go and not be in the stumps, lol. They make it sound like once you put in your in a stump field. That's not the case. Stay south and focus on boat houses and humps,ledges and catch plenty of fish. Good luck.

#12371619 - 08/03/17 07:35 PM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
GTrigg Online   content

Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 381
Loc: East Texas
Sounds like you just need a good graph and then fish all the sunken boats.... roflmao
G. Trigg
Gilmer, TX

#12371632 - 08/03/17 07:42 PM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3130
Loc: texas
Last creek on the south end would be a good place to start and there is a boat ramp there too near hwy. 175. Used to be called Deep End Marina but the marina is no longer there. If I were you I'd get a lake map so you'd know the names of the creeks and where the launch ramps are. There's also a ramp right off 155 in Ledbetter creek. Has a little timber but no need to even get on pad. First time I wouldn't recommend going above the 155 bridge.
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#12372063 - 08/04/17 07:04 AM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
ring fry Online   content
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Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 5696
Loc: Fort Scott, Ks.
Put in at Lake Palestine Resort, put the trolling motor down and start fishing. Ledbetter/Highsaw area can be pretty good.

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Edited by ring fry (08/05/17 08:07 AM)
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#12372097 - 08/04/17 07:41 AM Re: Lake Parstine [Re: StormVet]
Shallow Waters Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 502
I spent our first year fishing Palestine convinced that you had to fish the north end based on everybody saying Kickapoo or nothing, after my first Lower unit I decided to stop going into Kickapoo all together and have caught a bunch more fish and good size too. Highsaw is great and not near as dangerous to navigate as Kickapoo (at least while the water is up). Some of the arms off Saline Bay can put together a day as well. I would suggest the Saline Bay ramp and just south of the 155 bridge all together. Plum is the color.


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