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36° 39' 5.184" N, 93° 32' 17.7432" W
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Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Good temperatures and we have been getting some much needed rain.  Didn’t think I would hear myself say that.  Table Rock has come up to 908.5′ as of this a.m.  This is almost a foot and a half in just a few days.  And, we have more in the forecast.  Currently, rain is predicted for tomorrow morning and again for Wednesday and Thursday.  Temperatures are remaining in the 60s and 70s.

Generation a little different this past week.  We actually had generation almost all day Thursday.  Friday it was off in the morning then on early afternoon and ran almost the balance of the day.  Same thing Saturday…turned it on at 2:00 p.m.  So far today, it is still off.

Teddy – 3/20/17

Stan and Carolyn took a family from Parkville out for half a day last Monday.  The only one who was a fly fisher was Bill, the father of the clan.  Carolyn had the ladies, Abby and Alex, and Stan took Bill and  Teddy.  Beautiful day with no generation but a little….sometimes more….wind blowing.  Much to Abby’s surprise, everyone, including her, caught fish.

Abby & Alex with a double – 3/20/17

We all had a great day on the ruby 2 or black copperhead midges.

Thursday, we all hit the water expecting it to drop around 19:00 a.m. or so.  Not.  Water did not turn off, and, in fact, increased around 1:00 p.m.  Gina had Stacy and his son, Devin out for half a day.  Great day for these two on

Devin – 03/23/17

the ruby 2 and red tunghead midges.  Devin brought both the first and last fish to the boat.   Dick, from Kansas, spent the day on the water with James.  A little slow

Stacy – 3/23/17

start in the early part of the morning, but things picked up around lunch time and they had a great day mainly stripping the tiger tail.  They also caught fish on the P&P under the big ruby.   Carolyn took Jim and Nancy from Illinois out for half a day.  Very good day for these guys too.  Started out with the black copperhead midge on one and the ruby 2 on the other….both under the big ruby.  After Jim

Jim – 3/23/17

caught his second fish on the black copperhead, it took two minutes to change out Nancy.  I think we all agreed this was one of our better days of catching for more nice fish.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Table Rock Lake is a foot and a half above normal and visibility is about 5 feet. The water temperatures are in the low to mid 80s. The Bass fishing has been good to excellent with the majority of the fish being caught being Kentucky Spotted Bass. You can still catch some fish shallow first thing in the morning but as the sun gets up that bite dies off and you have to go deep. The top water bite has died off and I think that is due to the stained water. You want to keep a top water bait handy as there are some blow ups happening throughout the day but you need to get to them quick as they are not staying up long. We have been catching some Smallmouth Bass early up shallow on a Carolina rigged green pumpkin centipede. That bite lasts for about an hour, then we are going deep with night crawlers to catch the Spotted Bass. The deep fish are hanging in the 25 to 35 foot range. You can find some on the gravel points but we have been doing best fishing over the deep tree tops. We have also been catching a few big bluegills down in the deeper water but have not really been fishing for them. The White Bass have been spotty but there are small schools of them swimming around the flats. Keep an eye on tour locator and when you see a school drop a white half ounce jigging spoon and you can catch a few before the school moves on. We are experiencing some awfully hot temperatures right now so make sure you get out early and drink plenty of water.

Till next time Good Fishin’
Jamie

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Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 31-40 F Water Temp: 51-60 F Clarity: Stained

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Table Rock Lake

Lake Level: 929.5

Water Temp: 48 - 53

 

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Branson: Fishing guides have watched the Table Rock Lake levels rise to near record levels and the Corps of engineers control the situation dropping the lake to just below flood stage with a plan to drop the lake to normal winter level within a month barring another heavy rain fall. The fishing on the lower end has improve greatly over the past few days with water levels stabilized. The best bite on the lower end of the lake is from around Rice Camp to Old 86 Park, water in this portion of the lake is relatively clear and fish have been feeding deep. Look for shad to be close to the bottom 50’ – 80’deep with fish feeding above them in the larger creek arms. Jewel Scuba Spoons and Rapala Ice jigs have been the ticket; you’ll need to work fish for a while to get them to bite.

 

Kimberling City: The mid lake has a little more stain that in Branson. Fishing guides are still catching fish in the mid lake with a couple of patterns: The deep bite is strong in the larger creek arms with Jewel Scuba Spoons, Rapala Ice Jigs and Drop Shot rigs in and around schools of shad 40’ – 60’ deep. Most of the shad are holding tight to the bottom and fish will be holding tight to the bottom or just above the shad. Ripping a spoon off the bottom and allowing it to fall back into the shad will draw strikes. The high water has moved some fish shallow in the mid lake as well, most will be around the old bank line (15’ deep) but a few have been moving shallow into the flooded trees and brush. Finding shad or other bait fish in shallow water usually leads to finding fish shallow as well. Jewel Spider jigs and War Eagle Spinnerbaits have been effective around the flooded cover when bait is present.   

 

James River: Surprisingly the upper end of the James River has started to clear already. Areas above Cape Fair are stained but not as muddy as below the marina. Fish have been moving shallow when shad move up into flooded cover. Jewel Magnum Casting Jigs, Spider Jigs and War Eagle Spinnerbaits have been effective when fish are shallow. The normal bank line has been a little more productive; Jewel Football Jigs and Pro Sider jigs have been effective presentations. Steeper rocky banks are much more productive than gravel, look for rock ledge type banks and fish them more or less parallel with a jig to be successful.

 

White River: The White river is muddy to stained on the main lake channel, areas in Shell Knob below the confluence with the Kings River to Big Creek is muddy, above the Kings the water clears the further upstream you go. Below Baxter the water is stained and the major creek arms are relatively clear or stained. In the clear water the fishing has been better than in muddy water. The deep bite has been strong in the major creek arms; Jewel Scuba Spoons, Rapala Ice Jigs and Drop Shot rigs have all been effective from 45’ – 65’ deep in and around schools of shad. Most of the shad are holding close to the bottom but occasionally you will find bait up off the bottom. Jewel football and Pro Spider Jigs have been effective close to the old bank line on steeper rocky banks, fish the jigs more or less parallel to the old bank line to draw strikes.

 

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