Here’s what Ranger Boat’s Collegiate Angler Stephen Pineau has to say about the Bassmatser Weekend Series Tournament at Lake Palestine in Tyler ,Texas 1/23/09.
Anglers will be faced with a nasty cold front when they launch on Saturday morning. Surface temps of the stained water range from 48-50 degrees , with air temps reaching 80 degrees.
Most of the fish are shallow pre-spawn and eating 1/2oz Secret Weapon Spinnerbaits and Strike King jigs around wood cover. Some staging fish can be found on deep banks, chanel swings and secondary points . The Strike King Red Eye Shad seems to be the bait of choice.
This is a one day event , the Lake can produce a 30lb sack but under the conditions 15-22lbs should be good.
Hi-SEAS Fishing Line
Black Dog Bait Co.
Secret Weapon Lures