Bass Fishing Table Rock Lake

2006-08-23 13:42:33
Table Rock Lake, Missouri - Freshwater Fishing Report
Table Rock Lake - Lake Taneycomo

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White River Area

The bass are on summer patterns. Carolina rigs with green pumpkin fish doctor or centipedes in watermelon candy in 25-35 feet deep on main lake gravel points. Drop Shot rigs with Zoom finesse worms in green pumpkin color and watermelon candy on main lake gravel and bluff ends in 28-45 feet deep for Kentucky bass. Fish the bait at 28 foot near the thermocline. Fish 5/8 and 3/4 oz. Jewell football head jigs in peanut butter and jelly or brown and purple on main lake points 25-35 feet deep is working the best for Kentucky and some Smallmouth bass. For early morning top water bite use a Cordell Red Fin or Zara spook on pole timbered points, back in the creeks and on main lake points. White bass are schooling on flats in the morning and on cloudy days and can be caught on top water lures and spoons during the day.

Mid Lake-Kimberling City Area

The bass are on summer patterns. Carolina rigs with green pumpkin fish doctor or centipedes in watermelon candy in 25-35 feet deep on main lake gravel points. Drop Shot rigs with Zoom finesse worms in green pumpkin color and watermelon candy on main lake gravel and bluff ends in 28-45 feet deep for Kentucky bass, fish the drop shot rig at 28 feet near the thermocline. Fish 5/8 and 3/4 oz. Jewell football head jigs in peanut butter and jelly or brown and purple on main lake points 25-35 feet deep is working the best for Kentucky and some Smallmouth bass. For early morning top water bite use a Cordell Red Fin or Zara spook on pole timbered points, back in the creeks and on main lake points.

Lower End-Dam Area

The bass are on summer patterns. Carolina rigs with green pumpkin fish doctor or centipedes in watermelon candy in 25-35 feet deep on main lake gravel points. Drop Shot rigs with Zoom finesse worms in green pumpkin color and watermelon candy on main lake gravel and bluff ends in 28-45 feet deep for Kentucky bass, but fish the bait at 28 feet deep near the thermocline. Fish 5/8 and 3/4 oz. Jewell football head jigs in peanut butter and jelly or brown and purple on main lake points 25-35 feet deep is working the best for Kentucky and some Smallmouth bass. For early morning top water bite use a Cordell Red Fin or Zara spook on pole timbered points, back in the creeks and on main lake points. Kentucky bass are taking night crawlers good on gravel points 26-32 feet deep on the main lake.

Upper End-James River

Carolina rigged Zoom centipedes in watermelon red and watermelon candy on main river gravel points in 15-25 feet deep. Football head jigs in peanut butter and jelly in 15-25 feet deep is working best for bass. Also use deep running Shad colored crank baits. Top Water use a spook in shad patterns on bluff ends and timbered points in early mornings and for schooling bass.

Crappie

Crappies fishing has slowed down but some are still being caught under deeper docks and deep pole timber, but are scattered.

Lake Taneycomo

Trout

I'm catching some nice rainbows and a few browns on a small Rapala in the morning and also swimming a white 1/16 ounce jig. The trout in the trophy area will also take pink or green micro jigs under a float and a zebra midge has also been very good. Below the trophy are from Fall Creek down, the trout are biting very good on night crawlers or power baits. In the early morning you can catch them swimming a 1/16 ounce jig or little Cleo spoon, in line spinners are also good in the mornings.

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About The Author: Captain Bill Beck

Company: Table Rock Guide Service

Area Reporting: Table Rock Lake - Lake Taneycomo - Mo Lakes

Bio: Bill is one of the top full time Professional Guides for bass and trout fishing on both Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. He is an experienced angler that has fished numerous tournament circuits including B.A.S.S., Central Pro-Am and Heartland Pro-Am.

Bill is a long time resident of Table Rock Lake. He started Fishing Table Rock Lake in 1959 with his dad and has been hooked on fishing ever since. In 1966, his family bought a resort in Kimberling City and moved to Table Rock Lake which stirred his passion for fishing even more.

Bill obtained his Guide License in 1975 at the age of 18 and has over 30 years experience schooling amateurs and experienced anglers alike in the seasonal patterns, techniques and presentation of lures used to catch Bass and Trout on Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo

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