Fishing Tournaments

Fishing in Lake Palestine

Fishing on Lake Palestine ... it doesn't get any better than this!

Stretching 18 miles in length, Lake Palestine offers a variety of fishing locations, from wide open deep water, to secluded spots in coves and bays.

The lake is very popular for largemouth bass tournaments due to its consistent success.

Both white bass and hybrid striped bass are present; white bass are particularly popular during their spring run up the Neches River and Kickapoo Creeks.

Fishing Tournaments & Events in Lake Palestine

A number of events and tournaments are held on Lake Palestine; events vary from year to year:

Media Bass More information
Fishers of Men Tournament More information
East Texas Bass Association Tournament More information
Ray Hubbard Bass Club More information
Texas High School Bass Association Tournament More information
Texas Bass Nation More information

Contact us to make updates or additions to the Tournament Calendar.


More Lake Palestine & Texas Area Fishing Information

Largemouth bass caught at Lake Palestine in East Texas during a fishing tournament Beautiful Crappie caught at Lake Palestine in East Texas during a fishing tournament
Photos courtesy of Freshwater Fishing Adventures


Marinas, Boat Docks, Launches and Storage

More than a dozen private marinas, motels and campgrounds offer additional ramps and other services, including the following:

  • Lake Palestine Marina at 16541 FM 344 near Emerald Bay. The marina offers secure boat storage and sailboat slips with access control as well as amenities such as a fuel filling station, bathrooms, storage lockers and on-site parking. Phone 903.426.7740
  • The Villages Marina - boat stalls, paddle boat & pontoon boat rentals, kayaks, bait & tackle shop, fueling station, and fishing licenses. Also, enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Marina Harbour Grille. Phone: 903.561.1413.
  • Lakeside Getaway on Lake Palestine - For guests, amenities include boat launch, fishing pier, fish cleaning stations, electrical charging facilities for boat batteries, picnic tables, BBQ pits and more. Located at 16654 CR 1170. Phone 903.825.3295

In addition, five public boat launches provide access to Lake Palestine.

Detailed list of Lake Palestine public access facilities, boat docks, and marinas.

The Villages marina, grill and boat launching area on Lake Palestine
The Villages Marina


Lake Palestine Resort in East Texas
Lake Palestine Resort

Always great fishing on Lake Palestine!

Always great fishing on Lake Palestine in East Texas Another fun day of fishing at Lake Palestine in East Texas near Tyler