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Table Rock in Branson, MO Fishing Report

Capt. Eric Prey
February 12, 2012
Table Rock - Freshwater Fishing Report

Lake - Table Rock

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By: Eric Prey Coast Guard Licensed Fishing Guide

Kimberling City Area: Success with umbrella rigs continues throughout the lake. Hard to believe the number of fish and the quality that is being caught right now, several five pound plus fish are being caught on a daily basis and 20 30 fish in a six hour day has become common. Most anglers are throwing the rigs with either swimbaits or single tailed grubs, white or milky salt and pepper has been the best color on cloudy days while smoke or watermelon have been better when the sun shines. Steep 45 degree chunk rock points close to deep water have been the best locations.

James River: The James River has been the epicenter for big fish on an umbrella rig, from point 12 to Cape Fair it seems every point has a boat on it casting a rig. Look for shad close by to increase your success rate. Windy days have been much better than calm ones as the fish will move shallower and feed more aggressively din the wind. On calm days a Jewel oz. football jig has been very effective, match the jig with a J-Tail trailer and work rocky points from 15' 25' deep paying close attention to any ledges or drops the bait comes across.

White River: The White River has been almost as good as the James for big fish, the same chunk rock point pattern has been producing from Baxter to Big M. There has been a resurgence of jerkbait fishing in the upper White and Kings Rivers; SPRO McSticks and Mega Bass 110's have been the best producers around standing timber on bluff ends and the mouths of bluff pockets. Allow the bait to pause for around five seconds to draw strikes and pay close attention to your line as allot of the bites have been the fish moving sideways with the bait even knocking slack in the line.

Dam Area: The lower end is still dominated by the deep bite; Chompers' Webb Tail Spoons and Drop shot worms have been the best baits worked around deep tree tops from 35' 55' deep. Most of the fish are suspended in and around the trees over as much as 100' of water. An Umbrella rig will catch fish on the lower end but is not nearly as effective as in the rivers. Look to the Long Creek area to find success and duplicate the pattern in the White and James Rivers. Still several quality fish coming on a Jewel Eakins' Jig and Craw combo around large community docks, make pitches to the center walkway from 10 40' deep. Most of the bites will come on the fall so pay close attention to your line as it falls.

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