Table Rock Lake Fishing Report 5/20/11

Posted on May 20, 2011 by admin

Well here we go again. Just as the lake was slowly dropping , we now have a forecast of up to 7 inches of rain. We are close to the top of flood pool now so if we get this kind of rain we will be at record levels again. The fishing remains very good on Table Rock right now. We are catching good numbers of Smallmouth Bass. The main pattern remains pretty constant right now. Throwing centipedes and grubs from the old shoreline down to 35 feet. Early morning there is a good top water bite going on with Zara Spook and the Pop R being the best lures. When this bite stops is when you want top go to the bottom with the grubs and centipedes. On some windy days you can catch some good fish on Spinnerbaits just inside and out from the flooded brush. You can also catch some good fish,mainly Largemouth and Kentucky Bass, flipping a green pumpkin Brush Hog in the Sycamore and Willow trees. This week I had a 3 day trip on Bull Shoals Lake. The fishing is very good over there also. We caught a lot of Bass slow rolling a spinnerbait over the flooded trees. We would keep the boat away from the trees and our cast would just barely reach the visible brush and we would slow roll it all the way back to the boat. Besides numerous Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass we also caught some big Walleye and White Bass. We also would get the boat up into any little pockets in the trees where you could reach the bank and would pitch little brush hogs to the bank. We had a couple good catches of Largemouth doing this. The biggest which was around 7 lbs got caught on a laydown and got off. It was fun and a challenge to try and wrestle them out of the brush like that. We also spent one night fishing under lights along the bluffs. We never got the shad in real good but we still managed to put about 40 White Bass and 6 Walleye in the boat. So even though the water is up real high on these Ozark Impoundments , you can still enjoy some excellent fishing. I'll keep you posted on the changing conditions coming our way but I expect the fishing to remain very good. Jamie 417-230-6950

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About The Author: Captain Jamie Kowalsky

Company: Indian Point Guide Service

Area Reporting: Table Rock Lake

Bio: My name is Jamie Kowalsky and I live on Table Rock Lake.I'm 50 years old and fishing is my life and passion.I have been guiding on ozark water ways since 1987.I'm out fishing almost everyday and will do my best to see your trip is enjoyable and successful.

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