Table Rock Lake Bass Fishing Report
The Table Rock lake Bass fishing is slower than I like right now but the fish are still biting. We are catching between 15 and 25 bass per trip depending on the fishing conditions we face daily. I probably put to much incidence on catching numbers of quality bass and it is hard to do outside of spring bass fishing on Table Rock Lake! In my opinion it is hard to beat a guided trout fishing trip on Taneycomo Lake If you want to have a blast fishing in the summer, fall or winter! But I guide some diehard bass fishermen that want to fish for bass on table rock lake, and I am talking bass fishing, not live bait fishing! I will not take you out on table rock lake and sit you in 100 foot of water holding a night crawler over the side of the boat catching small Kentucky bass like most of the area guides do! We will fish like men, and let the dice fall where they may.
Drop shots, jigs, top waters, worms and crank baits all will work depending on the day.
I am Slow on fishing reports! But the bass are still biting really good! We are probably averaging 35 fish in a 4 hour trip on Table Rock Lake in Branson Missouri! This is in part due to the conditions, the bass fishing conditions have been really good though the spawn to catch really good numbers of fish! The only times it has been tough on us is when it gets calm or no wind and high pressure and clear skies. We have had lots of rain on Table Rock Lake and when a front comes through the bass fishing is on! Even when one front has moved through the next day has been cloudy and windy and the bass have been still chomping in post front conditions. It won't be long till we hit the dog days and Bass fishing on Table Rock Lake will be tough!
Some of the best baits to catch the bass on Table Rock are top-water baits like a zaragosa spook, red fin a chug bait or pop-r. This is my favorite way to bass fish right now and has been for the last month or so. I can just sit back and tell clients where to cast and how to work there baits and watch the fish come up and blast there in the clear water of the Rock! The only time the top water bite has been slow is when the wind is blowing hard. Under windy conditions this opens up our boxes and allows us to fish lots of different baits. Some of the best for the clear water areas has been swimming a grub in some version of smoke or milky white on a 1/4 oz head, also a fluke or shakey head has been catching lots of bass. In the backs of the creeks or steeper pockets that have been getting some good run off from the rains we have been getting in Branson Missouri, a crank bait, chatter bait, spinner bait and casting a worm has been catching some of the bigger bass.
The only time the bass fishing is tough is when there is no wind on Table Rock Lake!
Enjoy catching them now because right around the corner is the dog days of summer and I don't want any part of that!
The bass fishing on Table Rock Lake in Branson Missouri is fabulous right now. I had a afternoon bass fishing trip with Lanny cox today, the conditions were perfect and in 4 hours he caught 47 fish, the bigger bass have been tough to come by the last few days but we are catching bass up to 3 1/2 to 4 pounds daily! the water temp at Kimberling city area of the lake is 62 to 65 degrees depending n the time of the day and whether you are in the backs of the creeks or on the main lake. The backs are warming nice and the large mouth bass are moving in and making spawning beds. These fish and the ones roaming around the beds can be caught on tubes, sinko's, worms and minnow style baits.
The best areas are from Kimberling city up the James river or up the white River, The white is getting less fishing pressure and were I have been spending most of my time catching fish.
The main lake pockets and points are loaded with fish in the same areas, mostly small Mouth bass and Kentucky bass. these fish can be caught on the same baits but you need to fish deeper in the 10' to 20' range to catch them. The lake is clearer than I have ever seen Table rock in the past 25 years!
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Table Rock Lake is on FIRE! You can catch bass about any way you want right now. If you have ever thought about Bass fishing on Table Rock Lake in Branson Mo then now is the time, we are catching great numbers of fish and some quality fish too. Yesterday we caught a 5# small mouth bass and a 5# Large mouth bass.
There are lots of bass moving back into the pockets and staging on the secondary points and cuts. If you like to fish it in the spring you will catch them on it!
Also with the rain we have been getting there are lots of fish moving into the backs of the creeks and bigger drains that get more run off. Crank baits , spinner baits and plastics have been working good.
Bass fishing is fair on Table Rock Lake But better on Bull Shoals, I fish were the bite is the best for my clients so unless you are hard core and after a few quality bites (and set on bass fishing Table Rock Lake) we are going to Bull Shoals or Lake Taneycomo!
Lake Lake Level 907.48
Fishing on Table Rock Lake in Branson Missouri is starting to pick up as the days start to lengthen and the bass start moving to the areas were they will eventually move to to spawn. There are a lot of fish still suspended moving with the bait schools and can be caught on grubs, spoons, drop shots and The A-Rig. Watch for areas of the lake that have gulls and Loons feeding to start your search for these suspended and somewhat nomadic fish. Once you find the bait, idle through it looking for the areas or schools of bait that are in tight balls, the schools of bait that are packed tight are the ones that are being chased and fed on. One note is to make sure there are fish present or you are marking fish close to the levels of the tight schools of bait to ensure you are not just fishing the bait that is just being chased by the Loons.
Main Lake channel swings adjacent to the flats or main creek or large pockets is holding bass and will for the next 3 months as bass stage and move in and back out thought the spawning process on Table Rock Lake. Look for the sharper breaks especially those with large rocks brush or standing timber. the best baits for fishing these areas are the A-Rig, grubs and jerk baits in shad colors. Note I try and fish the swings that have wind blowing on or across or when they are pulling current at the Table Rock Dam.
The other areas we are catching fish are the smaller secondary points inside the creeks and larger main lake pockets that are adjacent to the channels or that have deep water access close by. The best baits have still been the grub, jerk baits and the A-Rig but on these secondary points we have been catching some fish on a jig and craw and a wiggle wart which should be really picking up. Note I also try and fish these areas that are close to were there is bait or birds present.
The back of the creeks and the rivers have mucked up some with the rains we had last week and we will start fishing these areas after we get a few more days of sun shine which will rapidly warm these areas with stained water and make the shallow fish more active. Spinner baits the wiggle wart and jigs will be your best baits as the water warms in these areas.
This time of the year don't be afraid to try different depths, we have caught fish casting to the banks and also casting out and allowing our baits to settle to 60 foot before we start our retrieves! Note while you aren't going to catch the numbers of fish that you will in April and May this next month is the your best time to come to Table Rock Lake to catch a trophy bass, while the A-Rig has not turned on yet as it did last year at this time I feel it is about to happen. Note we caught a 10# Largemouth and a 6.5# small mouth bass last year in March on Table Rock Lake with the A-Rig!
lake Level is 907.66, That is Level is 7.34 feet below full pool of 915.00
The bass fishing on Table Rock Lake in Branson Missouri is typical fall transition fishing! You can go out on a day with good fishing conditions (wind, clouds or low barometric pressure0 and have a great day, or you can go out on a calm high pressure day and really struggle to put keepers in the boat.Day in and day out the most consistent bite is 25 to 35 feet deep vertical fishing with a spoon or a drop shot. (but personally I am sick of fishing that way) With the clear water and fishing pressure Table Rock Lake receives we are forced to fish for deep and or suspended fish all summer long!Spring and fall is when I like to pick up the big boy sticks and man up!! I am talking about putting a buzz bait, spinner bait, big crank bait and a jig rod on my deck and cover some water and fish like I like to! I have to admit to also having a jigging spoon tied on and on the deck too, and when it gets tough it is my go to bait in the fall. There is always a number of fish that move into the backs of the creeks and major pockets (following the bait) that can be caught on the jigging spoon.Bait fish is the key to fishing this time of the year (although I will admit sometimes the bait is in so many places that it is imperative to pattern the fish structurally within areas of abundant bait) Focus your efforts on the flats in the creeks, channel swings that intersect these flats and main and secondary lake points, the flatter points or flat points that drop into the creek or river channels that also connect to the bigger flats with bait. Cover water and pay close attention to fish activity (look for shad that are in balls or tight schools, not spread out evenly on the surface) and pay close attention to the types of cover you catch the fish off Wood is king!
Table Rock lake Level 907.66
The bass fishing is getting really good on Table Rock Lake, with the cooler night and shorter days we are starting to catch fish shallower than we have since the spring.
Several baits are working top water baits, crank baits, spinner baits, jigs and worms. Change your baits and depths depending on the conditions. If it is cloudy or windy fish shallower with the opposite under clear calm conditions.
Starting to see shad schools moving up the creeks and rivers so it is about on!
Obviously the deep drop shot and spoon bite is still on and more consistent than the shallow bite but not near as much fun as flipping or chucking and winding.
The Table Rock Lake Bass Fishing is really picking up, we had a good morning catching all 3 species of Table Rock Bass, plus a few mean mouth in the mix.
Our biggest fish are coming on top-water baits early then moving out deeper and catching Table Rock Bass on Football Jigs jigging spoons and the Drop Shots as the day moves on.
We also are catching some fish on crank baits and with the water cooling on Table Rock Lake the crank bait and spinner-bait bite will pick up as we get into the fall bass fishing patterns.
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Table rock Lake or a Trout fishing trip on Taneycomo Lake give
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Table Rock Lake Level 907.84
The Bass fishing on Table Rock Lake close to Branson Missouri is picking up with the changing of the leaves in the Ozark mountains that surround the lake.
We have had cooler nights and more rain this month than it seems like we have had all year long.
The majority of the fish in the lower end of the lake are still between 25' and 35' deep and the standard baits are still producing good drop shots and jigging spoons. The jigging spoon is a bait you will need to have on the deck of your boat till the fish move shallow in the spring to spawn. In the fall I will have 2 and sometimes 3 different spoons tied on, a 1/2oz and 3/4oz and occasionally a 1/4oz spoon.
We are starting to catch some fish shallow on top water baits and shallow running crank baits on chunk rock steeper banks as some of the bait is moving shallow (there are always a small number of fish that stay shallow even in clear water).
Also some of the small mouth are feeding shallower on gravel and rock points and flats and can be caught on grubs and jigs, wind and conditions are key to this bite being on.
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Table Rock Lake Level 908.60
Bass fishing on Table Rock Lake is good, most of the fish are still deep 35 foot, these fish can be caught by drop shot and jigging spoons fished vertically (for the suspended fish) or by casting worms and jigs to the fish tat are relating to the bottom or submerged timber.
There is starting to be some shad moving up the rivers and major creeks early this year and some fish are targeting them and moving with them. You need to have a topwater and a grub rod ready at all times to cast at the schooling fish chasing the bait.
Table Rock Lake Level 913.48
Bass fishing on Table Rock lake is still really good, and everything is
still working. Lots of the fish are still really shallow for this time
of the year and can be caught from the main lake to the back of the
creeks. Best baits are a tube, worms, jigs, crank baits and top waters.
On cloudy windy days fish shallow and fast and on calm clear days fish
slow and deeper (out to 15') We are catching some nice fish on top
waters too. spooks and fins or wake baits.
There are a few fish schooling in the bigger creeks and pockets, grubs,
top waters and the Table Rock Lake A rig with 3" chompers grubs will
catch them. Lots of deep fish too, 25 to 30 foot in the areas with the clearing water. Football jigs, tubes and drop shot also Jigging spoons.
Table Rock Lake Level 914.93
Bass fishing on Table Rock lake is Good!
the full moon and stained water there are a lot of fish shallow 3' to
10'. A variety of lures are working from top water zara spook's, Red
fin's and in shad patterns also tubes, worms shakey heads and grubs in
the clearer water to buzz baits, spinner baits and black and blue jigs
in the more stained water.
We are catching both fish that have spawned and ones that are just moving up to spawn.
There are also a lot of fish on beds right now so if you like to bed fish this is a good time.
Bass are on the beds big time but are spooky with the clearing and falling water levels. Ease into the pockets throwing a sinko or fluke or a triple Table Rock A-Rig and you will have a good day.
There are still some fish staging on the points and breaks leading to the spawning flats and pockets.
We are also starting to catch some nice fish on top water baits, spooks, red fin and poppers. Our Table Rock A-Rig is still key for us especially if the wind is blowing! We are stocking up and getting ready to fill orders so stay tune!
We have been really catching some nice Small Mouth on the Table Rock A-Rig!!
The fish were biting good today! With all the water flowing into the
lake it has the lake stained all the way to the Table Rock dam.
The fish are moving shallow with the rising and rapidly warming water.
The best pattern today was fishing the staging banks and points outside
the spawning pockets. There also is a good number of fish in the backs
of the pockets and drains. A-Rig, wiggle wart, crank bait and with the
rising water there is a flipping bite starting too.
Rocky and I have been working on our Table Rock A- Rig and have it perfected!! Keep in touch and see how you can get a hold of some.
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Bass fishing is good, fish are moving to the beds to spawn, some of the
bigger fish are staging on the secondary points outside the spawning
pockets and drains. Still some fish suspended under shad. Table Rock A-rig, grubs
and worms working well.
Crappie are up shallow by any wood cover on the gravel. Jigs and minnows under a float have been working.
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