Fishing Report 4-2-14

Fishing guides have seen a dramatic turn around on the lower end of the lake. Warming water and rising lake levels have made fish more active and has moved them shallower. The best patterns on the lower end have been with an XPS single tail grub, a storm wiggle wart and a Jewel Spider jig. Rig a smoke or salt and pepper single XPS single tail grub on a ¼ oz. head, target main lake transition areas where rock changes to gravel, count the bait down to a variety of depths until you start getting bites. The wiggle wart bite has been better on windy days, look for 45 degree rock banks to be the best locations. Channel swing banks close to spawning areas have been key for a jig. Jewel Pro spider jigs in green pumpkin candy and PB&J have been best matched with a J Tail grub or UV Beaver. Credits: Branson Fishing Guide Table Rock Lake Fishing Report

Fishing Report 3-8-14

Now that we have Sprung forward with daylight savings time we have more time to get out and fish in the evenings.

It’s been a long winter here in the Ozarks. Spring is finally starting to show up. The water temperature on Table Rock Lake in the Dam area is 43 to 45 degrees which is about 5 to 6 degrees cooler than where we should be. The fish are just starting to move into the staging areas and more fish will show up as the water temperature continues to rise. There are still a lot of shad dying in the lake and the Bass have some easy picking right now. We have been picking up some good Largemouth on a Jerkbait and the Alabama rig. I’ve been finding them around the deep treetops and around some shallower cedar trees. Secondary points are also holding some fish. If we continue this warming pattern the next couple weeks on Table Rock Lake, the fishing will get real good. If your here on Spring Break and want to get out and enjoy some fishing just give me a call at (417)230-6950 to book a trip.

Till Next Time Good Fishin’

Credits: Table Rock Lake Fishing Report 3/8/2014





Table Rock Lake Fishing Report

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With the second holiday upon us, Table Rock Lake Fishing is still very good. The top water bite has fallen off but the deep bite is going strong. First thing in the morning you can still catch a few on top as well as catch some good Smallmouth Bass around the pea gravel points and flats. Once the sun gets up high you need to drop down deeper and fish the drop shot rig for Kentucky Spotted Bass. You’ll want to throw a jointed Redfin or Zara Spook for the top water and a tube or jig for the Smallmouth. We’ve been drop shotting nightcrawlers for the Kentuckies but a small 4 inch finesse worm will work also. The White Bass have stopped schooling on top as the shad have retreated to deeper water as the water Temperature has warmed into the 80s. The best way to find them is to troll around watching your locator looking for the schools of shad and fish.
There is a lot of boat traffic on the lake so get out early to avoid the crowds.
If your interested in a guided fishing trip I do have a few openings so give me a call and we’ll set up a time to go.

Till next time Good Fishin’

Table Rock Lake Fishing Report 4/26/2013


Early Morning 4 Pounder.

Fishing is good on Table Rock Lake

This has been a crazy Spring on Table Rock Lake. The water temperature is in the mid to upper 50s and the lake level is a few inches above normal. We should be nearing a full out post spawn bite but a lot of the fish are just moving in to spawn. Hopefully the air temperature will stablize and these fish can get back on schedule. The fishing is about as good as it gets on Table Rock Lake. The fish are up shallow and you can catch them on a variety of baits. The water is as clear as it was in the 80s. You can see the bottom in 20 to 25 feet of water so you want to stay back as far as you can and make long casts. We are catching them on Shakey heads, Grubs, Jerkbaits. Crankbaits, Tubes, Carolina rigged Centepedes, Jigs, and Texas rigged Lizards. The depth seems to change for the weather conditions. One day you will catch them 12 to 18 feet deep while others you’ll catch them 15 to 25 feet deep. If the wind is blowing you can even catch them up on the banks.
We have also been catching some White Bass and Crappie in the backs of some of the major creeks on Jerkbaits. No report on the Big Bluegill as of now.
As always during spawning season, try to let the females go so they can spawn and only keep the males if your looking for a fish fry.
If your interested in getting in on some good Table Rock Lake Fishing, just give me a call to set up a guided fishing trip.

Till next time Good Fishin’