Palestine is my home lake, I try to fish it about twice a week for whites or crappie. Whites on Palestine are pretty easy. They don't always sit still though, they tend to move a lot so you have to chase them around whatever point or structure your on. Or you can sit and they'll usually come back pretty quick. Hybrids are harder to find on Palestine in my experience. We don't have the birds to the extent that other lakes do and I've yet to get into any top water action with hybrids. But if you know what your doing and know how to read your side scan you can find some. I had no luck on Hybrids until a buddy showed me what the small schools looked like on side scan. Still hard to find as I don't believe we have a great population but it will get better soon. The lake is loaded with 14" hybrids that are running with the sandies. Hopefully they won't all get thrown in a cooler with the sand bass and we'll have a good stock in the next few years. There's only a couple spots N of 155 that are worth looking at and are fairly
safe to get to stump wise. Most every spot you need is S of 155 and stump free (for the most part. There are some random stumps on the south end) Prolly not much help but that's the little info I have. There are quite a few people that on here that fish Palestine but don't post much info (myself included) Don't let it discourage you, its a good fishing hole most of the time although it can humble you at times.
*Also you will be glad you have that boat when Palestine starts kicking up rollers