Table Rock in Branson, MO Fishing Report
Capt. Eric Prey
February 27, 2012
Table Rock - Freshwater Fishing Report
Lake - Table Rock
Check our web sites: http://tournamentfishingradio.com
By: Eric Prey Coast Guard Licensed Fishing Guide
Kimberling City Area: Umbrella rigs are still ruling the mid lake area; look for steeper rock and mixed rock and gravel banks to be the most productive. Having deep water close by is key and standing timber help to isolate the fish on a given point. Deeper docks have started to produce numbers and quality; a Jewel Pro Spider or Eakins jig with an Eakins craw has been the best option. Look for docks on main lake and secondary points to be the most productive.
James River: Better fish continue to come from the James River. Just like the mid lake an Umbrella rig has been the most productive tool for locating and catching these fish. Rocky points are still the most productive spots; any location where schools of shad are present will out produce those without bait fish. SPRO McSticks and other jerkbaits have been producing as well; look for secondary points near potential spawning areas to be the best locations.
White River: The White River has been very strong over the last week as well; Umbrella rigs, jerkbaits, Wiggle Warts and drop shot rigs have all been producing from Baxter to Big M. Just like the rest of the lake look for steep rocky points to produce with an Umbrella rig. SPRO McSticks and other jerkbaits have been effective on points near potential spawning locations and wiggle warts will produce on windblown chunk rock banks five to ten feet deep.
Dam Area: The lower end is about the only place on the lake that is not dominated by an Umbrella rig. Fish are being caught on it but the deep bite is definitely out producing every other pattern on the lower end. Look for schools of shad to be holding around deep tree tops in the larger creek arms and you will find fish feeding or waiting to feed. Chompers Webb Tail spoons and drop shot worms have been the most productive presentations.
Don't Miss Tournament Fishing Radio on ESPN 1400 AM Springfield
Mondays 5:30pm and Saturdays 5:00 am or on-line at www.tournamentfishingradio.com
And on i-Tunes
More Fishing Reports: