Well our water here by the Dam has finally hit the 50 degree mark. In fact today I was able to find 52 degree water. The fishing is still hit or miss but that will change quickly with the warming water. As usual on Table Rock Lake,if the wind is not blowing the fishing gets tough. If this happens you want to swim a grub on a 3/16 oz head very slowly in the back of coves and pockets. Keep the boat in about 15-18 feet of water. If timber is present the better it will be. Saturday was one of those windless mornings. I was determined to catch fish on the jerk bait so that is what I stuck with all day. By 2:00 in the afternoon I had 2 fish in the boat. Both smallmouth bass and one was pushing 3 1/2 lbs. The wind then started blowing out of the North about 10 mph. I ran over to a point on the south side of the lake that is known to hold big largemouth. I was hoping to connect with one of the brutes but had no success. I decided to go fish some pea gravel points and banks to see if the smallmouth had moved up with the wind. Sure enough they did. In the next hour and a half I ended up catching 14 fish with 8 of them being keepers. Today was the same start cloudy with no wind. I went back to the area I caught the fish on Saturday and guess what. NO LUCK. I worked the bank all the way to the back of the cove and in the very back in 2 feet of water I caught a 3 lb smallmouth. About 10:00 am the wind wind picked up and the fish started to feed. It was a lot of hard work but by 3:00 I had put 11 fish in the boat and they were all keepers. All came on the jerk bait and most all of them were in the back 1/4 of coves and pockets. All smallmouth and only one area I caught more than one in. Till next time Good fishin' Jamie

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About The Author: Jamie Kowalsky

Company: Indian Point Guide Service

Area Reporting: Table Rock Lake

Bio: Table Rock Lake is one of the premiere fishing lakes in the country. It is world renowned for producing dramatic stringers of its three species of black bass; Largemouth, Smallmouth and Kentucky Spotted Bass. It also has a good population of White Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Bluegill and a growing number of Walleye as well. It is truly a fisherman's paradise.

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