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#1 likuid

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:33 PM

Hi Guys,

I see there are walleye stocked in Table Rock. Again, we are staying on Indian Point by Branson April 8-16. Does anyone target walleye in this area?

After we limit out on crappie(it could happen :)) we will be looking to target other fish. We fish walleye quiet a bit and wanted to gauge
what we might expect on Table Rock.

Thanks,
Likuid
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 07:42 PM

Tom -

There are very few people that target walleye on TR, fewer do it in Mid-April, and probably none try it around Indian Point. Most people that intentionally go after walleye do it up the Kings River, or White River toward Holiday Island from early Feb to the end of March. There is a decent bunch that spawn in the Kings and some run in the White, but when they return to the lake they are so dispersed it's almost an unfishable population. I have run across a couple people that troll for them in the upper white post-spawn but they consider a fish every couple days a huge success. I think hooking up with a walleye would be a tough thing to do. Not impossible but if you like the occasional tug on the end of your line you will probably be disappointed. Actually if you walleye fished with traditional bait methods you would probably catch about everthing except walleye.

You certainly could limit out on crappie and you have a lot of other options left for fishing. You are lodging in the middle of prime smallie habitat so going after them would be my first choice. Spotted bass and LMB should be coooperative as well. White bass should be going strong up the major rivers. Catfish are an option if you like that action. Heck if you really like crappie fishing explore some new areas and crappie fish practicing catch and release. (C&R also highly encouraged on all SMB, LMB and Spots as well).

Bull Shoals next door is a better walleye fishery and if you are intent on chasing them maybe someone over that direction could steer you toward some 'eye action.
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#3 petertherock

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 12:24 AM

Tom,

Listen to SKMO, he ain't steering you wrong! If you set out off of Indian point bass fishing at that time of the year, trust us you'll leave the walleye for later and another lake. You're going to be in PRIME SMALLMOUTH WATER as SKMO said. Look for my article posted as Just Beyond Point 5. That secondary point and cove is not far from Indian point!

petertherock :)

P.S. If you just gotta fish for walleye or Jack Salmon as some locals used to call them in the Ozarks, try the drive over to Forsyth just beyond Branson and put in at K Dock on the Bull. If you don't mind me asking Tom, where are you from? You seem to be fond of walleye fishing. Come on out East here for that! Where I once lived on the Rock, I now live in Walleye Capitol USA. Lake Erie and Mosquitoe Lake Ohio Baby!

Edited by petertherock, 17 March 2006 - 12:53 AM.


#4 likuid

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 01:25 AM

Guys,

Again thanks for all the great info!

Peter I am from Woodstock Il, if you have seen the movie Groundhog Day, that is my town, the entire film was filmed here. If you watch during the movie when Bill Murry meets Ned you can see Woodstock on one of the stores :)

We do fish for walleye as much as we can. My buddy got a 13 1/2lb beauty on bay de noc in Michigan last year. I have been out your way to Porn Clinton a few times and always did awesome on the walleye. Did the charter thing with Irish Drifter and Water Fox if I remember correctly, been a while since we have been.


If you guys ever make it up my way you MUST make it a point to stop at Geneva Lake in Lake Geneva, Wi about 15 minutes north of me( I am right on the border) for the Largemouth and Smallmouth! Huge walleye but hard to catch. :)

Thanks
Tom

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 01:36 AM

Tom,

You can call me Tom, or you can call me Thomas, or you can call me Tommy. I have the same name as yours! You don't want to attempt my last name, so Bogie will suffice there! I'm a preacher so you may also call me Preacher Bogie!

petertherock :lol:

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 09:25 AM

We do some trolling for walleye that time of year on the Rock. We never have tried down near Indian Point. Mostly up river (White or James). These guys are right about only catching one or two a day being a good day. Also pick up just about every other species in the lake including some very large white bass. I would agree that around Indian Point that time of year smallmouth are the way to go for some possibly awesome fishing. Caught a bunch in that area at that time last year. Good Luck!!




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