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  1. Table Rock Lake Current Fishing Report Mid-Lake 4-15-20 Fat Jaw got me started. Got started this morning pretty early for me in this cold weather. Launched out of Baxter at 7:30 and fished till 2. Little hazy at first then the wind swept in about 8:30 and it got super bright and windy. Surface temps this morning 56.1 when I launched and the water is kind of a green tea color with visibility about 4-5 ft. After these last few cold nights I almost didn't go but thought maybe the same jerk bait fish I caught Easter morning would be hanging around. Started on that 50 yrd.
    31 points
  2. I went to my favorite Ozark stream for a short half-day trip on Saturday, Oct. 26th. Got there by about 9 a.m. and caught a 12" smallie on my first cast on the new Z-man Crawz on a ned head. Fished around with a ned rig for a while and caught maybe a dozen more smallmouth and one small largemouth. A few nice smallmouth, a 15", a 16", and a 17". Rain started and the water started to rise fast enough to watch. I have seen this water rising start an absolute feeding frenzy on what I just call creek baitfish: small suckers, darters, top minnows, brook silversides, and many others, I'm sure, that I
    30 points
  3. Started out of the Knob at 5:30 and I was not the first boat on the water. It is a total disaster up there at the ramp that is pretty much caved in from the wake boats. Shoreline damage at Shell Knob is without a doubt the worst on the lake. It is totally full of wake boats and now I am seeing lots of 35' plus type boats, cruser style. Headed up steam to the mouth of the Kings and fished 3 pts. that are very good to me usually. Mostly with a 2.8 inch Keitech and a drop shot either crawler or Yamamoto cut tail. Three small K's about 14 inch the first hour and all three had multiple ho
    27 points
  4. Dam-Long Creek area with Mike Hit the water out of Old 86 yesterday morning at 7:30 in the Geico Ranger with a really stiff South wind and some pretty good swells. Water was clear and 48 degree. Plan for this morning was to crank and throw the stick bait on windy banks and then take a breather and do a little vertical stuff if we could find them. Always good to see and fish with Mike. The guy is always in a great mood and really reminds me of Beck which was also one of his best friends. He loves to fish and simply loves what he does. He is pretty good at it.😎 Started on a
    27 points
  5. White River Outfitters Guide Service Let's face it, there are lots of ways to catch fish on Table Rock that don't involve getting snarled up or having a Master Fly Caster's certification. In Springtime is there a better way to catch big fish other than fishing a barbed wire contraption that's named after a Southern state. Probably not, with one exception, the Float n Fly. The Table Rock Lake, Float-n-Fly history goes back to a guide by the name of Bill Richey. Bill went to Dale Hollow Lake one early Spring and they fished the fly and had really good success. A light
    25 points
  6. i hate losing at anything, and even includes fishing against my wife. attached are some pics from saturday's fishing. first, time linda has been able to go in well over a month. we ended up with 12 keepers, which was not too bad considering we were fishing the second day after a front. well, anyway, linda had 7 of the 12 keepers and had some dandies. this why i have to fish everyday. i need the practice to be able to beat her😃. bo
    25 points
  7. edyer

    James River Striper!

    I was fishing the James River/Aunt's Creek area Tuesday evening. The water was very muddy, but there were a lot of shad and loons around so I was launching my A Rig trying to entice something to bite. I started to get frustrated and questioned my sanity for fishing such muddy water. I was going to leave this spot after this cast, and suddenly my late afternoon trip turned into something special. I felt a tug and set the hook and soon found out that this was not your usual bass you catch on Table Rock, but a Striper! In forty years of fishing Table Rock, I had never heard or seen one caught. I
    24 points
  8. The things my little girl comes up with in the boat........ "Dad, that's a fish landing violation. 2 minute penalty." "Dad, how close to the dock are we? I need to pee." My response....."we just left the house". Me: "Hey Ally....do you know why the fish get under the docks when it's raining? So they don't get soaking wet!". Ally: looks at me like I have 7 eyes. Such a blessing to have her ask......"can I go" before I have a chance to ask her.
    23 points
  9. Champ188

    Return to The Rock

    Donna and I haven't been to Table Rock since May for a variety of reasons, but we ventured back up Saturday. Got off to a slow start so didn't arrive until 12:30 but got in a good 4 hours of fishing. Stayed within 3-4 miles of Big M and found the fish biting pretty well despite the post-front conditions. Having a brisk north wind made it cold but certainly didn't hurt the bite any. Found the fish to be very main-lake oriented but not necessarily deep. Caught them from 5 to 35 feet, mostly on transition areas and points. Crank baits, jerk bait, Ned and finesse jig all produced. E
    23 points
  10. lmt out

    It's happening

    Well the wife and I made the decision to move on to the next phase of life. Going to pull the trigger and retire from my current profession. Working swing shift and driving 2 and a half hour round trip to do it, had gotten old quickly. So right now the plan is starting January 1st to start my guiding business. We will be offering Combo trips for walleye and crappie From January to May on Truman and Lake of the Ozarks. And most likely just walleye from May to November on Stockton Lake. Also will from time to time head north and fish a few walleye tournaments It seemed like a easy decision
    23 points
  11. Mitch f

    New Ride

    I told a few of you that my boat got totaled while sitting in a storage lot by a drunk, driving through the fence. 😳 anyway, took the insurance claim from the driver and bought a different rig. Alweld 1856 with a 115/80 Merc jet drive. And today happens to be my anniversary! Look what I got you honey!😂😂😂
    22 points
  12. We have lived here at the lodge for 16 years now, my how time flies. We love the birds and critters and I always have at least 1/2 dozen bird feeders up at all times. I have some with song bird seed mix that I make myself, some with Niger seed and some with suet in the Winter. One of Becky's bigger seller here are Squirrel Buster bird feeders, as she sells dozens of them a year as they are totally squirrel proof and people just love watching the birds, and the antics of the squirrels as they cannot get a seed out of the feeders and just get so frustrated. We have had a tota
    22 points
  13. The little man talked me into taking him tubing last week so of course i did. Then he wanted to catch a fish. Bridge pillars are always a for sure thing, had to hit a couple and then he caught a couple on a drop shot. Livescope helped a bunch to find what side of the pillar they were on. It was all he could do to get that smallmouth in, i thought either him or my rod was going overboard
    21 points
  14. With heavy rain in the forecast, and the expected rise in the water level at TR, parking spots at the ramps will be limited. Therefore the COE has requested that boat owners use the least amount of space possible to park their rigs. Here's the pic they posted of the recommended way to park.
    21 points
  15. My son and I decided to social distance at our cabin for a day and night for my birthday after a rain halted field work here on the farm. We left yesterday and got to the cabin at 6pm. I looked at the lake and saw it was dingy from all the rain but it called my name, I was imediately thinking crankbait or spinnerbait! It was cold and windy but I convinced Landen let fish till dark so we launched the boat. He wanting to learn more about boating and insisted he wanted to run the trolling moter which I always do. So I let him and told him head over to a favorite point of mine, where the ban
    21 points
  16. Its been a minute since I have posted in here and seems like forever since I have been fishing. Corona-Rona took away almost all of my senior season of bass fishing for Mizzou and made it one hell of a time to enter the job market. I was fortunate enough to get an offer to work for Marcus Sykora at State Farm and I have really enjoyed that so if any of you need any insurance give me a call (573)365-5088. Any how I am getting married Aug. 8th so for my bachelor party a group of us went down to my favorite lake in the US that I have ever fished. Justin and I fished Friday the 24th . Caught
    20 points
  17. BilletHead

    Her biggest

    Decided to try a different place. Pulling Flicker shad. This thing made a run like a hybrid. When we seen it flash in the clear water we knew it was a good one. Then when the behemoth breached the surface and Pat's eyes got rather large.. This is her largest to date of any species. 30 inch plus blue cat. Pat said lets weigh it, I said no scale in the boat. Where is your "Bogo grip"? I about lost it laughing. One of the nicest specimens I have ever seen. Its back in there awaiting the next lucky angler,
    20 points
  18. My first time out since January 31, either because of bad weather or stuff going on in life, I haven't had an opportunity to get out until today. Nice morning, little to no breeze, temps started out at around 32 and gradually warmed up to the mid 50's. Water temp was 44-46 with a bit of a stain. Launched about 0700 and started fishing a long rocky underwater ledge working a 110 +1. Fished it for 30 minutes or so, caught a couple of 14" spots on the +1, but as I was fishing I was watching the depth finder and seeing a bass on the bottom here and there. Just wasn't catching them fas
    20 points
  19. Since I’ve been back home for Christmas break I’ve spent a lot of hours on the creeks and rivers fishing for winter smallies. So far it’s been a blast and I had another good trip yesterday. I fished a creek that I have had success at in the summer, not too far from my house in St. Louis. Because I had only fished here during the warmer months, I focused mainly in and around the deeper pools, instead of working the whole stretch of creek like I usually do. This paid off, but not like I thought it would. The fish seemed very scattered, and I caught fish in the deeper, slower holes as well as th
    20 points
  20. Macsimus

    Flogging

    I've been flogging the water to a froth since arriving here March 1st with nothing worthy of a report. However, just being here and trying beats the land of ice and snow every day, all day. Like Basspastor, catching them deep is a summit I'm still looking up at. Thank you for your inspirational post, by the way. Yesterday, I ventured over to the Kings in search of warmer water. It was stained less than I expected given the recent rains, but still had enough floaters for a little pucker factor running down the lake. Table Rock finally granted me a bit of mercy as I blundered into a school of Sp
    19 points
  21. @Justin92297 and I left Columbia around 3:30 a.m. and got on the water at like 7:30 on Saturday the 25th. I fished a 2.8 keitech on a 1/4th oz head all day through trees. Justin threw the same small swimbait and an a-rig. We caught over 40 keepers and probably 55ish bass and fished all day. Most fish were 20-40 feet deep. The key was to mark bait and then count the swimbait down to that depth and just reel it back in very slow. Creeks without bait didn't have any fish in them that we could catch and most of the bait seemed to be in the middle of the creeks. Had 16.60 lbs for our best 5.
    19 points
  22. Mitch f

    Sir Smalliebigs

    Well since Scott ain’t going to brag about it, I’ll brag about it for him! He caught a true Missouri giant smallmouth yesterday! Not many folks can say they caught a legit 5 pound smallmouth in Missouri, especially in a river. Well done Sir!
    19 points
  23. Lifes2Short

    Banner Morning!!!

    Got on the water at daybreak out of Mutton Creek. Headed up the Big Sac and had a ball on top-water and also gitzits. I was catching top water fish up until about noon when it got hot enough for me to come home. LOL
    18 points
  24. I’ve been following this forum for a couple years and decided to quit creeping and contribute. I read a lot on here about how to troll crankbaits for crappie and started trying it last year with good success. Yesterday I got my dad out for the first time in years and we had a great day. We ended up 1 shy of our limit due to a miscount in just under 3 hours. We put in at Greenfield boat ramp and caught all of our fish on the second bank we trolled. Most for around 12” with a few 13” fish mixed in. We started with Bandit 300’s and 200’s but nearly ev
    18 points
  25. Yesterday was just one of those days. My dad and I fished the middle part of the White and happened across a creek arm that was loaded with shad and bass. Put in just after daybreak water temp was 49.5 and pretty much stayed that way all day. Lots of surface activity early on and the baits of choice were a jerkbait and slab spoon. Fish finally started to slow down on those baits around mid-day so we picked up the small swimbaits and the rest was history. All in all we caught well over a hundred fish with a good portion of those being football K's also mixed in were some quality smallies and a
    18 points
  26. Bluecollarfishin

    Striper

    Went bass fishing in the big creek area today got on the water around 7:30 the lake was definitely a few feet higher then the last time I was down. Bite was slow caught a couple keepers then decided to go towards the the state line and fish a few of the good points that the channel swung up close to I was throwing a white and silver 4.8 keitech swim bait got a big bite in 40 of water but the fish came loose straighten my hook slightly I kept throwing and boom something else big took it ten minutes later he finally came up my fish bull shoals striper I think he was close to 40 pounds he was 36
    18 points
  27. 12-26-19 Table Rock Lake Long Creek Would have posted this yesterday but again picture problem. Had to wait for Becky to get home to get me squared away. Started to a beautiful sunrise and clear slick water at 50 to 52 degree. Lots of birds all over from old 86 to the Arkansas line and the best thing is just to follow the Loons. There was one flock of over 30, could not get the best count as most were scuba divers and man can they travel under water. Started out dragging a Pigsticker in green pumpkin craw and immediately started catching keepers. I was fishing a channe
    18 points
  28. m&m

    Happy Thanksgiving

    I wish all the forum members a Happy Thanksgiving. We live in the greatest country during the greatest time in history and have many things to be thankful for. In addition to the many blessings I am thankful for, I want to thank all of you who’ve shared advice and information on the forum. I truly appreciate it. Mike
    18 points
  29. Liprippa702

    Walleye

    Took all day today from 7am-4pm but me and the old man put 4 keeper walleyes in the boat with 2 shorts. Worked for it but will make for some good eating. Had to stop off on the way home for a funny pic on ol walleye rd. Any others target walleye on table rock?
    18 points
  30. I spent memorial day weekend on the lake with some friends. Before they all came up I decided to hit the lake, thanks to a short work day. After the last four years chasing ol' Walter I caught my biggest Stockton eye to date 26". The following days the water was really murky and we caught a few, but it was hard fishing for the most part.
    17 points
  31. Only things that have changed since we got here on 4/26 are the weather, and the pool. Think most folks know what we do, how we do it, and generally where. Although we get around quite a bit more than many would expect. We're fishing finesse on gravel, including main lake places, specifically with the Ned. Also catching some dragging the doctor or a fry. Water color hasn't mattered a bit. Same for snot, wind, or water color. We've caught very few fish deeper than 10', not for lack of looking. Started getting a topwater bite Sunday, but my guess is the cold weather will hurt it.
    17 points
  32. But for me the fishing has been tough. Caught just a handful Monday, caught some today, but almost all were sub-legal bank running males, mostly spots. Today's sun moved them (again) up onto the banks, Ned rig off the buck brush would get bites. Once it came off the bank and got into water over 5 feet deep, then they would not touch it. Keitech has gotten a few but it isn't working like it did last week. There have been some early morning shad chasers in a pocket and some are even out into the main channel, but it's a brief bite. Weather couldn't have been much better tha
    17 points
  33. My first day on Table Rock since March 11, high water and the Big M dock being sideways kept me on Beaver and the Bella Vista lakes. Launched at Big M and coming out of the cove saw some scattered top water activity in the deep water so made a few casts with a 3.3 Keitech, caught a 13" spot and missed one. Didn't tear them up in the location, but was good to see a few chasing shad. Motored a few miles down the lake, started fishing a rocky point, saw some activity back in the cove, a smaller cove, one where you could reach both banks if you were in the middle. Bass were off the d
    17 points
  34. Had possibly my best day ever on the upper end of Bull Shoals this past Sunday. It was a day the Champ would've loved. Spinnerbaits all day. Found the water temp at 54 when we put in and it was 62.5 in the back of a couple of creeks by the afternoon. You have those days that you won't ever for get and this will go down as one of them. Between my brother and I we lost count at 30+ KEEPERS! It was non stop action for hours and my office hands were completely trashed. Can't wait to get back over there!
    17 points
  35. Fished all day Sunday and just an hour of so this evening before the rain from Big Creek to Shell Knob. I was discouraged by the water color but it didn't seem to hurt the bite, just needed to do some adjusting from my usual routine. Caught them on the old bank line in front of the bushes 9'-15'. the wind was your friend and did the best on a rock crawler, spinner bait and chatter bait. Spinner bait and chatter bait usually aren't my thing, as i would rather creep a swim bait out deep but boy was it fun! Most everything i fished was larger pockets leading into spawning coves
    17 points
  36. White River Outfitters Guide Service Eagle Rock Report Had to go home so I could catch a fish. Launched at Eagle Rock at 6:45 this morning and was not the first rig at the ramp. Surface temp at 47.8 water color was James River green with about 4' visibility, some folks would say just perfect and it was pretty perfect for me. Air temp was 22 degree when I started and both the reel and rod kept freezing for the first couple of hours. Didn't seem to matter as the LM were up just where should be. Bluffends, points in front of big spawning pockets and timbered trans
    17 points
  37. Launched out of Big M today around 0915. I started later today as the forecast called for fog and cold and I hate fishing in ice fog. Well when I got to Big M it was still right around freezing and still foggy. Fortunately the sun burned though and it warmed and really did feel like spring out there once the afternoon rolled around. Had to work for them today, caught 13 total, 3 keepers, biggest being a smallmouth that was a crawdad short of weighing 4 lbs. Fish were scattered, almost all my bites came in 20-30 FOW of points, steep rocky banks, and run out rocky ledges on a couple of
    17 points
  38. lmt-outfitters

    New Year's

    Everyone have a safe NYE. No drinking and driving. I am finally on the mend from knee surgery and went out and caught my last walleye of 2019. 7lb 1oz
    17 points
  39. 12-22-19 Table Rock Lake Fishing Report Got our early out of the back ramp at Cow and all was quiet except the duck hunters that were banging away. Surface temp was a smooth 52 degree and the water in the Cow Creek/Spring Branch area is very clear. I could see my white spoon at 20+ ft. Checked both the backs of Spring Branch and both Cows for bait and found some scattered but really very little, with but a few fish suspended and they were mostly singles. I did catch one on a flutter spoon in Spring Branch as it was chasing up near the top and I heaved the spoon and he snagged it
    17 points
  40. Liprippa702

    Sunday walleye

    Put in at big m in search of some new areas for walleyes. The old man caught one keeper right off the bat. I pulled another one to the boat but didn’t land it. Both were right around 18.5in. Caught another short and bunch of bass, bottom bouncing 20-25 fow. Didn’t have any more luck till the end of the day trolling back to the boat ramp. Switched to trolling spoons and crankbaits and landed a 25incher which felt like I was pulling in a tree branch. Got some pics of him and put him back. Didn’t kill em but always a good day on the water. Broke my radio antenna but fixed it in the fiel
    17 points
  41. Got on the water about 8:45 and had two limits of crappie before 11. We were fishing some brush piles when fish came up and hit the shad and this nice largemouth took it upon himself to hit my buddies crankbait. We were having so much fun catching and releasing keeper crappie we just couldn’t quit and finally got off the water around 1 o’clock. Jigs in 8 to 18 feet, 72 degree water. What a beautiful day of fall weather fishing. Tight Lines!
    17 points
  42. Lifes2Short

    This Morning!

    Had a great morning this morning out of state park on top water, the smallmouth and kentucky’s were smashing the plopper. Had a limit by 8:15!
    16 points
  43. Went to Barnes Jewish today on the West Side and got kicked out. Told not to come back for a year. Cancer got moved over to the "BEAT IT" column. That one is officially over.
    16 points
  44. White River Outfitters Guide Service Report 4-27-2020 Kimberling City to Cow Creek All I can say is it was the right kind of a day. Last couple of times I've been out the Rock has been "Very, very good to me." Could not have asked for a more perfect day with surface temps in the low 60's, slight chop and overcast with a bit of spitting rain. Kind of sounds like a Sm. Jaw day to me and boy was it. Kind of started slow the first hour till I figgered something out. Not really, I saw some chasing, and that always helps those that can't help themselves. It did get me goi
    16 points
  45. Really crappy today. Only boated 8 walleye with a small 24". Just wish I was working instead. They were 8-16ft bb and worm.
    16 points
  46. I fished this afternoon for a few hrs and had the best trip of the year so far. I found a school of fish just inside a gravel cove that was feeding on a big school of shad. The shad were thick from 7 to 15ft then they thinned out between 15 and 25ft. This was an area protected from the wind and that allowed me to see shad flickering when idling into the cove. I used two different underspins to catch them. I positioned my boat in 30ft and threw a 3/8 oz to 10 ft and slowed rolled the bait. After catching a bunch, I put the boat in 22ft and threw a 1/4 oz to 6ft and found out the LM were shallow
    16 points
  47. Miss Johnson passed away today at 101 years old a true American Hero and Pioneer in space exploration mathematics and aeronautics . She and her team led the way in the space race, as well as the human race. Hidden Figures a movie that chronicles her work with NASA is a must see. God Bless and may she rest in peace.
    16 points
  48. Merry Christmas everybody! Some great colors in the sky this morning at the launch. So why chartreuse? I have noticed that when I fish small swimbaits like a Keitech that it seems I'll catch more smallies and wallies if I use a chartreuse jig head. Lately when fishing my Ned rigs I have been doing ok on the spots, but can't catch a decent smallmouth. I have some Nutech chartreuse crappie heads in my tackle stash and decided I would give them a shot. Glued on some Dirt colored half Zinkers on a couple of them and took them with me today. Caught 2 nice keeper
    16 points
  49. This tree always had good fall colors, I think it is a cypress. Only one around that part of the lake as far as I can tell, makes me wonder if it was planted there when the park went in. Fishing was OK, started off fishing the Ned rig, couldn't get much of a bite on it, and the fish that I caught were mainly 12-13 inch spots. Switched out to fishing a 2 3/4 inch tube on a 3/16 shaky head, and got better results, still mainly spotted bass, but got average size was better. Only caught one smallmouth, a 12" dude, and only one largemouth, 14 incher. Fish I caught were on bluff
    16 points
  50. Took my son Chance trout fishing for the first time and we had a ball with him catching his first rainbow. Saturday the water was running pretty hard so we went up and strarted at the cable throwing small crankbaits and the fish loved them with a beautiful male that was 18 3/4 inches that made his day and mine. We caught at least 30 with many 2 to 2 1/2 lbers WOW what a day the Lord blessed us with but Sunday was another wonderful day in large part due to Duane Doty and his vast knowledge and I owe him a debt of gratitude as he helped my son and I have a great bonding weekend. Thank you so muc
    16 points
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