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Lake Whitney

Lake Whitney

Lake Whitney Crappie Fishing Guide Lane Palmer

Lake Whitney Crappie Fishing Guide Lane Palmer

After graduating Texas Christian University, Lane Palmer began hunting and fishing professionally. Lane quickly discovered he couldn’t find the exact lures he wanted from the big manufacturers, so he launched his own tackle company - Constant Pursuit Outfitters - which is one of the unique brands we sell at Lake Pro Tackle. Since 2010, Lane has been the owner of both Ft. Worth Fishing and Constant Pursuit Outfitters. Through Ft. Worth Fishing, he guides hunting and fishing trips all over the DFW area, and through Constant Pursuit Outfitters he provides professionally designed and developed outdoor gear for those who share his passion. 

For Lane, hunting and fishing aren’t pastime, rather he considers them an instinctual calling and his passion is sharing them with other people who feel the same. Lane likes to guide on Whitney because it is a very scenic, very strong fishery.

Fishing Lake Whitney

Located in the Brazos River Basin, Lake Whitney is part of the Texas Lakes Trail Region of North Texas and was one of the earliest recreational lakes to be built near the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Considered to be one of the prettiest lakes in Texas, Whitney also offers an abundance of water sports and activities for all ages, and has become a very popular vacation destination. There are many, including Lane, who believe if you haven’t fished Whitney, you are missing out on a great experience. 

The water clarity at Whitney is typically stained and the lake can be affected by golden alga blooms which can impact the quality of fishing, so check the TPWD’s alga bloom reports

The Crappie fishing on Whitney is best during the March-April spawning period. Look for the Crappie in water 3 to 15 feet deep near submerged brush and timber. After the crappie run, you’re most likely to find them near submerged timber, bridge pylons, or submerged boulders in water exceeding 10 feet in depth. 

Crappie records for Lake Whitney are 1.63 pounds for Black Crappie, and 2.6 pounds for White. 

Visit TPWD's Stocking Report for Whitney and the latest Electrofishing Survey Report

Lake Whitney Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations which can be found at


The Lake Whitney photograph was provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, photographer not specified or unknown - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library


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Lake Pro Scouting Reports

Published every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. by guides who are on the water nearly every day, these scouting reports provide a general overview of the fishing conditions for the coming weekend.