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Table Rock Lake

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     Table Rock Lake consists of two main sections; the Conservation Pool and the Flood Control Pool. The Conservation Pool has a surface area of approximately 43,100 acres, 745 miles of shoreline, and a lake elevation above mean sea level of 915 feet. The Flood Control Pool has a surface area of approximately 52,300 acres, 857 miles of shoreline, and a lake elevation above mean sea level of 931 feet. A large Dam impounds the Lake and is used for the generation of hydroelectric power.

     Table Rock Lake offers a wide variety of recreational activities including hiking, sightseeing, hunting, skin diving, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing and many others. The lake offers excellent fresh water fishing for warm water species such as Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Crappie, Channel Cat, Bluegill and other panfish.

          Best times to catch Largemouth Bass is in the morning and evening. Crankbaits and plastic worms fished in 15-20 feet of water along steep drop-offs produce well. Night fishing can produce some larger fish. Main night action occurs around 1 AM in about 8-15 feet of water on lizards, grubs and 10" worms.      

Spotted bass can be caught along points in 35-60 feet of water with a jig, grub or spoon. Underwater humps next to deeper water are also good areas to try. Nightcrawlers, minnows, crawdads or shad fished straight down in the same areas are excellent baits for days when the bite is slow.

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    Crappie can be caught at night with minnows around docks and brush piles. Bluegill are often caught in mid summer with small crankbaits, spinners, little poppers and flies in 1-5 feet of water. A cricket under a bobber can be deadly for big gills.

     Fishing early morning is best. Fishing with white buzz baits, pop-Rs, rattle traps, and rooster tail spinners in areas with surface activity can be hot. 4 lb white bass are common in Table Rock Lake so be prepared for some battles.

     Many catfish are caught still fishing at night with small sunfish or minnows.

Table Rock East (Table Rock Dam to James River)
This map covers the Eastern side of Table Rock Lake from Table Rock Dam to the James River. Table Rock is one of the nation's premier fisheries with largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass receiving significant attention from anglers. Crappie is also very popular with white crappie dominating the population. Paddlefish and catfish are other frequently caught gamefish.

Table Rock West (James River Mouth to Beaver Dam)
This Hot Spot Map details the Western portion of Table Rock Lake from the mouth of the James River to Beaver Dam. Table Rock offers plenty of bass action, with largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass being the prime targets for many. There are also excellent opportunities for crappie, catfish and paddlefish.
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Table Rock Lake - Each detailed map provides depth, contours, structure, boat ramps, and updated fishing information. Table Rock Lake fishing maps also include lake info such as gamefish abundance, forage base, water clarity, weedline depth, bottom composition, complete latitude/longitude grid lines and dozens of GPS waypoints & coordinates.
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Springfield News-Leader

Young fishers compete at Teen Anglers Tournament
Springfield News-Leader
The Stockton Tournament was the final of three tournaments leading up to the championship tournament to be held on Table Rock Lake June 18-19. Sell said he expects around 200 teams will be competing in that contest to be held at Kimberling City.

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Kansas City Star

Fishing report for May 26
Kansas City Star
TABLE ROCK: 67 degrees, very clear, near normal. Outlook: White River Lodge reports: All species of black bass excellent on topwater ... Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: Bass fair on jigs, crankbaits in 6 to 10 feet of water off main-lake ...

Tarry awhile at Fishing Camp, in Colorado's last best wilderness
Atlanta Journal Constitution
LAKE GEORGE, Colo. — “If you've tried three flies and still haven't hooked one of these guys,” said Scott Tarrant, wading farther out into the Tarryall River, “remember what the old timers say. Foam is home. Follow the bubbles.” “Sounds like a beer ...

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Cassville Democrat

Cassville duo shine in fishing tourney
Cassville Democrat
... High School brother-and-sister team of Dalton and Keeley Combs. The Teen Anglers 2016 Championship will be held June 18-19 at Table Rock Lake. For more details on the Teen Anglers circuit, visit or e-mail

Naples Daily News

In the Know: Naples native returns to open Jimmy's Bait-N-Tackle Pub
Naples Daily News
But it doesn't have what I grew up with and what half the people in Lake Park grew up with. We want to be that neighborhood .... Options include tacos, fried shrimp and chicken, snapper, fish and chips, pork chops, panini, burgers, pizza, and grouper ...

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PR Newswire (press release)
The cold water from the bottom of the lake makes it one of the southernmost trout fisheries in the nation. Canyon Lake has 80 miles of shoreline and 8,230 surface acres. It's one of the ... The Canyon Lake Gorge reveals rock strata as old as 100 ...

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