Table Rock Lake Flooding-Fishing Report

Posted on April 29, 2011 by admin

The rain has ended and the lake is at historic levels. With this being the second day of no rain , the Corps Of Engineers has gotten a handle on the rising water. In fact the lake has already dropped close to two feet. The cold rain has dropped the water temps again and today I found 60 degree water. With all this new water you would think it would hurt the fishing but actually fishing has gotten better. Today we caught around 20 bass with atleast a dozen of them being keepers up to 3 + pounds. The fish we are catching have not moved up into the newly flooded brush. They are staying where they were before the water rose. We are throwing a carolina rigged centipede and are keeping the boat in 40 feet of water throwing to the old shoreline and working the bait very slowly out to the boat. The bite is very light and most of the time the fish are setting the hook themselves. Thats why its important to use good quality sharp hooks. I like using the #2 Gamagatsu wide gap hooks for my centipedes. I'm throwing it on 8 lb Trilene XL with a 3 foot leader of 8 lb Seagaur Florocarbon line. We did try throwing a spinnerbait up around the flooded brush when the wind picked up. We both had a fish on but I don't think the fish have moved up into the flooded brush yet. I haven't realy had time to play in the brush much as the weather and guide trips have kept me from it. I do have a few days coming up to where I can go play and see if I can find some in there. I will keep you posted. I don't like taking clients time experimenting. Their time is used for things I know for sure. Until next time don't be afraid of high water as you can have some real good fishing when the water rises. 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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