Anybody planning on heading to Branson? We leave the head that way Friday. Looks like the temps will be much more pleasant this year as well! 2 years ago that was the most miserable week of fishing in my life! When it wasn't cold and raining it was cold and snowing!!
Wally puts on a heck of a show and it's cool to see so many folks passionate about crappie fishing! This is our last big one of the year until the Crappie Masters Elite series kicks off in Feb of 2023! Thanks to all the great folks that make this possible letting a couple E Tx rednecks chase their dreams! If you check them out tell them we sent you!
As for the Palestine report I've been on the lake some between tournaments and other commitments and the water has been cooling off and getting the fish more active. I've been starting with an 1/8oz hand tie in Bad Shad or Purple Passion with a split shot above it 8-10" and it they won't bite that I pull the split shot off and if they're still picky I switch to 1/16oz jigs. I'm trying to run a split shot above those. That combo stuck 50 in the box last trip! I'm fishing main lake timber in 12-24 FOW. I usually have a good dock bite this time of year but with the low water alot are out of play and the few that are still holding fish and water are getting beat to death. I have Wed Nov 16th as my earliest opening. I'm taking time to go hunting this fall and have other commitments so I'm only doing limited bookings right now. I'll have some dates in December as well as December was really good last year.