Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO Fishing Report
Capt. Eric Prey
January 15, 2014
Table Rock - Freshwater Fishing Report
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Table Rock Lake
Lake Level: 915.55
Water Temp: 38 – 48
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Branson: Fishing guides continue to see water temperatures in the mid-forties despite the massive cold front this past week. Still three solid bites working in Branson, fishing guides have been using stickbaits, spoons and umbrella rigs to put fish in the boat all over the lower end of the lake. SPRO McStick and Megabass Vision 110's have accounted for most of the stickbait fish, look for rocky or ledge type points to be the most productive, isolated timber will help the bite considerably. Schools of shad have moved into the creek arms and spotted bass have followed, Webb Tail spoons have been the most productive option. The umbrella rig bite has turned on over the past week; look for fish suspended around 15' – 25' over tree tops.
Kimberling City: The mid lake has the same three patterns working as Branson. Fishing guides have been targeting fish on ledge rock points and bluff ends with stickbaits, most of the fish have been coming out of 15' – 25' of water suspended at around 10'. Deep fish are holding close to the middle of creek arms under schools of shad from 25' – 45' over as much as 75' of water. The umbrella rig bite is similar to the Branson, fishing guides are targeting deep tree tops around 20' deep and swimming the rig over top of the trees to draw strikes.
James River: The Stained water of the James River has the lowest temps in the lake right now, earlier in the week the lake had a thin layer of ice from the HWY 76 Bridge but most of it has broken up and melted off. The best bite has been on a combination of Umbrella rigs and stickbaits primarily in the mid James. On the umbrella rig Tightlines UV shad or zoom swimmin' fluke jr. baits and work tree tops from 15' – 20' deep on steeper bluff ends and points. The same locations will produce with a stickbait, Norman Flake McStick or Tennessee shad Vision 110's have been the bait of choice. Allow the bait to pause between 15 – 30 seconds to draw strike in the colder water.
White River: IN addition to the three patterns working from the James to Branson, fishing guides have also been doing well with Jewel Pro Spider jigs around boat docks in the White River. Look for large community or condo docks on steeper rocky points to be the most productive and work the jig from 10' – 25' deep as close to the center walkway of the dock as possible. The stained water of the Kings River has been producing some nice fish on an umbrella rig of late. Look for fish to be holding relatively shallow near submerged timber on main lake bluff ends and steeper points.
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