"TABLE ROCK LAKE FISHING REPORT"
Table Rock Lake Fishing Report
April 14, 2014
Lake Level: 914.6’ (normal 915.0) Water Temp: 82-85 Degrees Water Clarity: Clear
Well its summer here in Branson but the fish on Table Rock Lake are biting pretty well. Drop shot rigged Chompers and netbait finesse worms have been the best offering. Look for the bulk of the fish to be suspending in tree tops from 35’ – 55’ deep over as much as 100’, watch for fish to rise out of the trees on your electronics and drop baits to them. If the bite gets tough juicy canadian nightcrawlers will take bass as well. White 1/2 oz war eagle sppons are taking fish in these areas as well. Our guides also have been using ½ oz and 3/4 oz netbait football jigs in PB&J or green pumpkin candy on gravel points with isolated rock or brush piles from 25’ – 35’ deep. The fish seem to be biting lake wide but the White Rver seems to be producing the best numbers while the dam area is producing
Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report
August 7, 2014
Lake Level: 705.1 Water Temp: 46 Degrees Water Clarity: Clear
Branson’s Lake Taneycomo trout fishing is hot!!!!!! Generation patterns here on Lake Taneycomo have been fairly consistent this past week. Our water has been off every night and morning, running in the afternoon until just after dark. The "running" part has varied a bit. Most days it's been about three units, but it's been as little as one unit.
Fishing with Power Bait Gulp Eggs and boating down to the Cooper Creek and Monkey Island areas are producing nice limits of trout. Early is the key. Before the sun gets high over head is your best chance to catch your limit of rainbows.
Fishing up between Fall Creek and Short Creek has been fair on air-injected night crawlers, but these trout are averaging a little bigger than the ones down lake. These might be rainbows that are swimming out of the Trophy Area. Two-pound test fluorocarbon line is better considering our very clear water.
I suggest anchoring your boat over on the shallow side of the lake (off the bluff side.) The water from the mouth of Short Creek up to the boat ramp is very deep along the docks, up to nine-feet deep. You'll be out of the boat lane of traffic and still catch fish. Plus there's not as many snags on the bottom.
After the water starts to move in the afternoon, drifting Gulp Eggs from Lilleys' down past Cooper Creek has been fair. Jig fishing has been slow. When using either, the trout seemed be to just picking at the offering, not taking it aggressively at all. You'll get bites and maybe a hook-up, but the trout are coming off the hook before being landed. That's been my experience when throwing jigs.
Up in the trophy area, the fishing has been decent depending on how much water is running. We are fishing an egg fly and scud combo, #14 gray scud and peach egg, using 6x tippet under a float anywhere from six to 13 feet deep. You want to set your flies deeper than the water you're fishing. Add a split shot to get the flies down. Also we have been using drift rigs with the same baits. Best drifting has been from the cable below the dam down past the Missouri Department of Conservation boat ramp, then from Lookout to Fall Creek. Sculpin jigs in olive and white are also taking trout while snapped along the rocky banks both above and below the trophy area.
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