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blown points. Look for feeding birds to lead you to where catfish, hybrid stripers and white bass are feeding on them. Anchor near the feeding birds and fish cut or live shad on a Carolina rig or dip bait for catfish only. LOCATION: Lake Palestine HOTSPOT: Kickapoo Creek Humps GPS: N32 15.99126, W95 29.50728 (32.266521, -95.491788) SPECIES: largemouth bass BEST BAITS: Jigs with trailers, spinnerbaits, plastic lizards CONTACT: Ricky Vandergriff,, 903-5617299, TIPS: Fish the series of humps here that are close to old logging roads as well as small pockets off the river channel and in the backs of the creeks. Black and blue jigs and soft plastics and white spinnerbaits work best. LOCATION: Lake Palestine HOTSPOT: Main-Lake Points

GPS: N32 12.56736, W95 28.03944 (32.209456, -95.467324) SPECIES: white bass BEST BAITS: Rat-L-Traps, small swimbaits CONTACT: Ricky Vandergriff,, 903-5617299, TIPS: Fish the main-lake points in The Villages area as well as those all the way to the dam. Use 1/4-ounce jigheads on shadcolored swimbaits or chrome Rat-L-Traps. The best action will come right after daybreak or close to dark. LOCATION: Lake Palestine HOTSPOT: The Villages GPS: N32 12.56736, W95 28.03944 (32.209456, -95.467324) SPECIES: catfish BEST BAITS: Punch bait, shrimp, cut shad CONTACT: Ricky Vandergriff,, 903-5617299, TIPS: Catfish will be in the shallows

around boat docks where you find sandy bottoms. They also can be caught along the rocks at The Villages. Crappie also are in these areas in three to five feet of water and take jigs and small minnows. LOCATION: Lake Somerville HOTSPOT: Snake Island GPS: N30 18.7476, W96 35.63586 (30.312460, -96.593931) SPECIES: catfish BEST BAITS: Shad, stinkbait CONTACT: Weldon Kirk,, 979-2293103, FishTales-Guide TIPS: The south side of the island is best when the water level is low. If there is a south wind blowing, shad should be gathered here from daylight until noon. Anchor close enough to cast to the shore. Use a tight line when winds are high. LOCATION: Lake Tawakoni HOTSPOT: Dam Riprock GPS: N32 50.68152, W95 53.38206 (32.844692, -95.889701)

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