I'll periodically post fishing reports that could be of interest to you in planning your trip to Lake Palestine.
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Fishing Report, 7-13 May
Updated: Thu May 16, 2019
Fishing Report, 7-13 May. An update on the crappie movement.
It seems like all over Lake Palestine the crappie have finished their spawn and are on their way back to their deeper water habitat. They had a tough time of it this Spring, with cold and flooding. The lake, in fact, was still almost 2 ft over, but water temps are finally back into the normal range.
I didn't get any reports this past weekend of crappie caught in the shallow, 2 foot water, that they like for their spawn. The Brattlofs, a couple that I took out this week, said they had usually fished up north in the Neches/Cain's Lake area, which is shallow, but decided the fish had left there so came down to the central part to fish where they could get into deeper water, and it worked for them. They had 21 crappie and 5 nice blue catfish.
Waterfront pier and boathouse owners are still catching some around the pilings. These are fish that are probably migrating out from spawning, working their way along shorelines to open water.The crappie that I caught this weekend, and those that I observed that had been caught, appeared to be spawned out, and a few males still had their spawning black, but faded.
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