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#12582125 - 01/16/18 08:56 PM Palestine hwy 31
ssfireman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 2860
Loc: Dallas
When does the sandbass run happen at Palestine on Hwy 31 Its been a few years since I have done it and my friend wants to go and try. I cant remember when we did it before. Can anyone help out? thanks
The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

#12582610 - 01/17/18 09:43 AM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: ssfireman]
Custom Rod Maker Offline

Registered: 07/04/15
Posts: 81
Loc: Flint Texas
People are starting to show up and fish now. But it will be getting better around the end of the month.

#12584777 - 01/18/18 04:10 PM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: ssfireman]
Southtxangler22 Offline

Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 248
When the dogwoods bloom.. I fished all of feb and March

#12585188 - 01/18/18 08:54 PM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: ssfireman]
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TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 7269
ST22 is correct. I watch the trees also.

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

#12588216 - 01/21/18 09:11 AM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: ssfireman]
Flags Offline

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 185
Anyone willing to give an old retired navy Chief some tips on this? I live in Athens and drive by here all the time. Would love to get into some of the action. I normally use a float tube but don't know how much current there is here. Also do you get these things on lures? Bait? Is the action the sort where you can bank fish?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. I've been amusing myself with trout until the sunfish start back up on Lake Athens and this sounds like a good way yo wet a line.

Cheers Y'all.
Retired Navy Chief Signalman
NJROTC Instructor Hebron High School

#12588233 - 01/21/18 09:24 AM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: Flags]
ChaserWF Offline

Registered: 09/08/11
Posts: 111
Loc: Wichita Falls Tx
I have not fished there in a couple years, but there is normally a little bit of a current. Still fish able from a float tube. As for catching those little rascals. I recommend a 1/16oz jig head with a willow blade and white grub tail. A ultra light spinning reel. Find a deep spot in the river. Then cadt across and drag it back very slowly. Expect to get hung up and lose some tackle.

Good luck to you.
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."- John Wooden

#12588381 - 01/21/18 11:40 AM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: ssfireman]
skeeter22 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/03
Posts: 7763
Loc: Lake Highlands, Brady
Rooster tails work very well.

#12589503 - 01/21/18 08:40 PM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: ssfireman]
Bass fro chop Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 2579
Loc: Mesquite
I don't always catch fish, but when I do, I prefer Dos Hybrids

#12593658 - 01/24/18 11:52 AM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: Flags]
k close Offline

Registered: 03/03/04
Posts: 127
Loc: alvarado , tx
Flags With no more rain than we've had this year a tube should work fine . I've always bank fished this area, plenty of access from the bank. Rooster tails , 1/8 oz jigs in white and chartreuse , don't get to extravagant with lures because there are lots of brush/roots to break off on. My buddy and I call that area the land of a thousand jigs because of all the lures we've lost. But when the fish turn on it is one of my fav spots in Texas

#12593760 - 01/24/18 01:03 PM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: ssfireman]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 12365
Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
Best lure up there is a small chartruse roadrunner with hot pink head. You can always tell
when the run is on , walmart and Academy in Tyler will be sold out of small roadrunners.



#12595227 - 01/25/18 12:22 PM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: ssfireman]
red snappa Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/15/12
Posts: 538
Loc: Diana,TX
For those that are inexperienced, please study up on how to identify a hybrid striper from a white bass. I have fished there from time to time over the years and see lots of people keeping undersized hybrids. You have to pay for the Game Warden to teach you the difference.
I like my fishing like a whino likes his wine!

#12605539 - 02/01/18 01:15 PM Re: Palestine hwy 31 [Re: ssfireman]
Txmudder Offline

Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 146
Loc: Irving, Texas USA
Anyone been Up there this week? Headed out there this weekend.
You should have been here yesterday...


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