Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO Fishing Report
Capt. Eric Prey
February 4, 2014
Table Rock - Freshwater Fishing Report
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Table Rock Lake
Lake Level: 914.4
Water Temp: 34 – 42
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Branson: Fishing guide trips have been limited this past week due to winter weather. Did manage to get out a couple of times over the weekend before the deep freeze on Tuesday. In Branson fishing guides are still targeting fish deep and shallow; the deep bite has moved slightly from main creek channels to secondary points and the fish have been a little shallower. Webb tail spoons and Ice Jigs have been the best lures, look for fish to be close to the bottom from 30' – 45' deep. The shallow bite has been on an Umbrella rig; Tightlines UV Shad and Zoom swimmin' flukes have been the best baits fished over tree tops 15' – 30' deep.
Kimberling City: Much like in Branson, fishing guides have noticed fish have moved a little shallower prior to the snow storms. SPRO McStick and Megabass Vision 110 stickbaits have a great option for targeting shallow fish. Look for isolated trees on main lake and secondary points to be key to putting fish in the boat. Umbrella rigs have been effective here as well; look at these same points and fish a little deeper than with the stickbait.
James River: Ice continues to be a concern on the James River. Above Cape Fair there is significant ice in the main channel and most of the creek arms are completely iced over. The mid to lower James has some of the coldest water on the lake; Branson fishing guides have been caching a few fish around Aunts Creek on a combination of stickbaits and Jewel jigs. The stickbait bite is similar to the mid lake, look for isolated timber on steeper banks to be the best locations. Jewel Pro spider and Magnum casting jigs fished on rocky channel swing banks. Work both jigs slowly along the bottom from 8' – 20' to draw strikes.
White River: Ice is an issue on the Kings River and in some of the creek arms of the White. Branson fishing guides have been successful with Umbrella rigs, stickbaits and jigs from Shell Knob through Baxter. The same patterns that have been effective in Branson and Kimbeling City have been effective here. The deep bite has been fairly strong as well when you find the fish. Look for fish to be holding shallower than normal, from 30' – 40' on the bottom, than in winters past. Multiple baits will be needed to get the fish started; Webb Tail spoons, Ice jigs and multiple colors of drop shot worms may be needed to get a school of fish started.
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