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Table Rock in Branson, MO Fishing Report

Capt. Eric Prey
January 29, 2012
Table Rock - Freshwater Fishing Report

Lake - Table Rock

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Kimberling City Area: Rain late in the week has raised the lake level about a foot and lower the overall water temps b around three degrees. The influx of water has caused the Corps to run water daily through the generators in preparation for spring rains. The bite hasn't changed much with both deep and shallow patterns producing fish through out the mid lake. Shallow fish can be caught on Jewel Football and Pro Spider jigs, Wiggle Warts and Umbrella rigged grubs; look for fish to be on rocky banks and points holding from 10 25' deep close to deeper water.

James River: The rain has washed dirtier water into the James River and lowered the water temp to the lowest on the lake. Fish and bait can be found on the main lake and in the mouths of larger feeder creeks from Aunts Creek to Cape Fair. The same shallow patterns that are working on in the mid lake are effective in the mid James; add a SPRO McStick and you've got all of the bases covered. The deep bite has not been as strong on the James but there are a few fish being caught on Chompers Webb Tail spoons around larger docks in Aunts Creek.

White River: The umbrella rig bite has been very strong in the White River; the best bite has been from Baxter to Shell Knob, concentrate on steep chunk rock banks and points close to deeper water. On calm days the Jewel jig bite has been your best option; football and pro spider jigs in PB&J or brown purple flash worked on rocky banks from 10' 20' deep will result in both quantity and quality. SPRO McStick jerkbaits have also been very effective, look for wind blown rocky points to out produce other spots, work the bait quickly with pauses of five seconds or less to draw strikes.

Dam Area: The best deep bite is still on the lower end of the lake. Schools of shad have moved from the main lake into the larger creek arms and are holding in main channels near submerged tree tops 35' 55' deep. Chompers Webb Tail Spoons, Drop Shot Worms and Rapala Ice Jigs have all been effective presentations. Look for the schools of bait on electronics and the fish will be close by. The dock bite continues to produce larger fish in the dam area; Jewel Pro Spider and Eakins jigs fished close to the center walkway of larger community docks has been the ticket. Work the jig from 10' 35' deep paying close attention to the bait as it falls.

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