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, 30 Oct- 5 Nov
Updated: Thu Nov 8, 2018
Fishing report, 30 Oct- 5 Nov. In the last 4 weeks Lake Palestine has gone from about 2 1/4 ft low to about 6 inches high, that's nearly a 3 foot change.The stumps that we were seeing, and fishing around, are now once again gone under.Once again, it's a little easier to navigate around the lake without worrying about the stumps.
The spillway is overflowing, and the low water crossing below the dam may be closed again at any time, especially if a north wind comes and pushes more water over. It's too soon for the hybrid stripers to come up the Neches to the horseshoe, that usually doesn't happen until January, and I haven't gotten any reports of better fishing there yet.
With these rains has come lower water temperatures, and these have gotten the crappie more active again. Fishing under the Hwy 155 big bridge has improved, and it seems that you can at least count on that first bite period each day, the hour and a half or so after sun up, for some activity.
There should also be some activity at the other bridges, just inside the bridges around the stumps, as the shad try to hold in warmer water as the open water crappie briefly follow them.
Catfishing picked up as the runoff from the rains increased the current and "dirtied" the creeks flowing into the lake.
I also received two reports of increased catches of yellow bass around Horse Farm Point. These fish are small, but there are no min size or bag limits, and they are good for the fish fry, because they have very little "red meat" under the skin.
Older Fishing Reports
If you're interested, you can see what the conditions on Lake Palestine were like on: