Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO Fishing Report
Capt. Eric Prey
April 18, 2012
Table Rock - Freshwater Fishing Report
Lake - Table Rock
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By: Eric Prey Coast Guard Licensed Fishing Guide
Kimberling City Area: Most of the generation over the past week has been in the afternoon through overnight hours. With that in mind most fish are still relating to points in the mid lake area. The spawn is complete for the most part and the fish are beginning to move back out. Gravel points near spawning areas have been the most productive areas; Tightlines UV tubes in watermelon and green pumpkin or Chompers Ultra Tubes in green pumpkin orange have been very effective worked along the bottom from 3' – 12' deep.
James River: Fish continue to hold shallow on the James River. Most fish are holding tight to wood cover or the shoreline side of docks 10' deep or less. Jewel finesse flippin jigs, and Texas rigged Paca craws have been very effective around shallow cover. On windy days a Chompers McCutchen spinnerbait in chartreuse shad has been working around the same shallow wood.
White River: The clearest water on the lake is in the White River, areas above the confluence with the Kings River has visibility to 8'. Fish in the clearer water have been a little deeper, holding between 8' and 15' and are being caught on Jewel Squirrel head jig with finesse worm trailers. Further downstream the water is as stained as the rest of the lake, the same shallow tube and jig bites that are effective in the mid lake are effective here.
Dam Area: The shallow tube bite is very good on the lower end as well; Tightlines UV Tubes in watermelon red and green pumpkin continue to produce a mixed bag of smallmouth and spotted bass. Gravel points near spawning areas have been the most productive areas with fish holding from 5' – 12' deep. Jewel Squirrel heads with finesse worms or Tightlines beavers have been effective on the lower end as well, ledge rock banks and points are the best areas. The topwater bite has started, spooks and redfins worked near standing timber on points near spawning pockets has resulted in several nice fish this week.
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