Palestine Fishing Report
- Jan 25, 2023
- FAIR. Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 0.87 feet below pool. Fishing has been tough with the cold weather, but seeing bigger size bass catches. Bass are biting along the shoreline and stumps on shimmy shakers, and off secondary points and humps using Carolina rigs. Fish suspended near structure will bite, but if you find bass suspended off the bottom with no structure near these are non biters and even running a crankbait through them will not tempt them to bite. Crappie are good under the 155 Bridge, and near the dam on cedar tops using green or chartreuse and black jigs tipped with minnows. Catfish are good on baited holes in 12-21 feet of water with nightcrawlers, and small live shad in the river. Big blue catfish in deeper channels with trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait and live shad. Report by Ricky Vandergriff, Ricky’s Guide Service.
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