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Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo in Branson, MO Fishing Report

Capt. Eric Prey
January 4, 2016
Table Rock - Freshwater Fishing Report

Taneycomo Lake for Bass, Crappie, White Bass, Pan Fish, and Year round on Taneycomo Lake in Branson Missouri for Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout.

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Table Rock Lake
Lake Level: 929.5
Water Temp: 48 - 53

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Branson: Fishing guides have watched the Table Rock Lake levels rise to near record levels and the Corps of engineers control the situation dropping the lake to just below flood stage with a plan to drop the lake to normal winter level within a month barring another heavy rain fall. The fishing on the lower end has improve greatly over the past few days with water levels stabilized. The best bite on the lower end of the lake is from around Rice Camp to Old 86 Park, water in this portion of the lake is relatively clear and fish have been feeding deep. Look for shad to be close to the bottom 50' 80'deep with fish feeding above them in the larger creek arms. Jewel Scuba Spoons and Rapala Ice jigs have been the ticket; you'll need to work fish for a while to get them to bite.

Kimberling City: The mid lake has a little more stain that in Branson. Fishing guides are still catching fish in the mid lake with a couple of patterns: The deep bite is strong in the larger creek arms with Jewel Scuba Spoons, Rapala Ice Jigs and Drop Shot rigs in and around schools of shad 40' 60' deep. Most of the shad are holding tight to the bottom and fish will be holding tight to the bottom or just above the shad. Ripping a spoon off the bottom and allowing it to fall back into the shad will draw strikes. The high water has moved some fish shallow in the mid lake as well, most will be around the old bank line (15' deep) but a few have been moving shallow into the flooded trees and brush. Finding shad or other bait fish in shallow water usually leads to finding fish shallow as well. Jewel Spider jigs and War Eagle Spinnerbaits have been effective around the flooded cover when bait is present.

James River: Surprisingly the upper end of the James River has started to clear already. Areas above Cape Fair are stained but not as muddy as below the marina. Fish have been moving shallow when shad move up into flooded cover. Jewel Magnum Casting Jigs, Spider Jigs and War Eagle Spinnerbaits have been effective when fish are shallow. The normal bank line has been a little more productive; Jewel Football Jigs and Pro Sider jigs have been effective presentations. Steeper rocky banks are much more productive than gravel, look for rock ledge type banks and fish them more or less parallel with a jig to be successful.

White River: The White river is muddy to stained on the main lake channel, areas in Shell Knob below the confluence with the Kings River to Big Creek is muddy, above the Kings the water clears the further upstream you go. Below Baxter the water is stained and the major creek arms are relatively clear or stained. In the clear water the fishing has been better than in muddy water. The deep bite has been strong in the major creek arms; Jewel Scuba Spoons, Rapala Ice Jigs and Drop Shot rigs have all been effective from 45' 65' deep in and around schools of shad. Most of the shad are holding close to the bottom but occasionally you will find bait up off the bottom. Jewel football and Pro Spider Jigs have been effective close to the old bank line on steeper rocky banks, fish the jigs more or less parallel to the old bank line to draw strikes.

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Lake Taneycomo

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Water coming through the flood gates has been slowed and with four generators running the flow is around 20.000 cfs. This is a strong current but the fishing has been very good since the flood waters have receded. Trout are feeding on scuds and sculpins all over the lake.

Micro Marabou jigs have been a top producer 3' 4' below a float. Brown and olive have been the best colors.
Trout magnets continue to produce beneath a couple of floats 4' 6' down.
Zig Jig marabou jigs have been great, sculpin, olive and white have been the best colors.
Night Crawlers on a drift rig have been a great option from Fall Creek to Cooper Creek.
Egg and scud fly dropper rigs are working on drift rigs.
Egg flies and "glo bugs" cast upstream on a drift rig have been working well on a drift rig with a two pound leader.
Gulp and Power Bait Eggs fished from channel banks up to flats have been effective, mix egg colors to draw more strikes

The trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo continues to be excellent, ever changing conditions make it more important than ever to have a guide with the right knowledge to put you on the trout. Call Focused Fishing Guide Service at 417-860-4743 today and book your trip of a lifetime.

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