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Table Rock in Branson, MO Fishing Report

Capt. Eric Prey
January 21, 2012
Table Rock - Freshwater Fishing Report

Lake - Table Rock

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Kimberling City Area: Despite another week of colder temperature the water temp has remained fairly constant; main lake temperatures are still hovering around 50 degrees and the rivers are still in the mid to upper 40's. The deep bite is still fairly strong with Chompers Webb Tail Spoons and drop shot worms catching most of the fish. The majority seem to be holding a little deeper than in recent weeks with the best bite coming 40' – 50' deep over as much as 80'. The shallow bite has waned a little bit, Wiggle Warts and Bandit 300's still effective on rocky points and banks on the main lake and in the larger creek arms.

James River: The James River continues to have the lowest water temperatures on the lake, most of the fish are holding to deeper banks where they can move up shallow to feed and back into deep water when inactive. On windy and cloudy days they will hold a little shallower and can be caught on Wiggle Warts and Bandits o calm days back off and work a Jewel football or Pro Spider jig from the bank to 20' deep. On the lower James there is a decent deep bite as well, look for birds working the surface to find the shad and in turn the fish.

White River: The jig bite has remained strong on the White River this past week; Jewel Football and Pro Spider Jigs worked on rocky banks and points has been a great way to catch both numbers and quality. The deep bite in the larger creek arms has been very productive with large schools of Spotted Bass holding in and around schools of shad, Chompers Webb Tail spoons and drop shot worms have been the most productive offerings. Umbrella rigs, like the Jewel Swim Gem ‘Brella, have come on strong in the past week, fish bluff ends and steeper banks, count the rig down to about 10' and work it parallel to the bank to draw strikes.

Dam Area: The bite on the lower end has been very good over the past week as well. Chompers Webb Tail Spoons and drop shot worms have been effective in and around schools of shad holding in the center of major creek arms. Look for birds working the surface to find the shad and in turn you will find the fish. The best bite has been a little deeper with most of the fish holding between 45 – 50 over as much as 100' deep. The community dock bite continues to be strong, Jewel Pro Spider and Squirrel Head jigs worked around the center walkway of large docks has been producing some very nice largemouth and smallmouth.

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