Lake Palestine boasts 130-plus miles of shoreline and 25,500 acres of water in the east-central region of Texas, with plenty of fishing to be had. Gamefish species in the lake include bowfin, gar, sunfish, catfish, crappie, bass, white bass, and hybrid stripers. These fish and their baitfish find cover amongst the lake’s many points, ledges, river channels, and aquatic vegetation. Anglers can put a boat on the water using one of the lake’s many boat ramps, or fish from the bank.
Largemouth bass fishing tournaments are often held at Lake Palestine. During spring, white bass can be caught up the Neches River and the Kickapoo Creeks.
Along the dam and the bridge, the hybrid stripers and the white bass are active from winter to spring. In the upper end of the lake, above the pipeline, you’ll have better chances at catching largemouth bass. The channel and blue catfish of Lake Palestine grow large too.
The catfish are often caught with chicken livers and fresh worms. Crappie anglers have good luck around Highway 155 in the springtime with minnows and small jigs.
To find vegetation and cover in Lake Palestine, head to the Highsaw, Ledbetter, Kickapoo and Neches River arms. You’ll also find vegetation and cover in Flat Creek above the Texas Highway 155 bridge in the main lake. There are many brush piles between the dam and the bridge.
Lake Palestine Fish:
Lake Palestine boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Lake Palestine.