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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. Includes GPS coordinates for specific lake features and structure. » Table Rock Lake Fishing Map


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Table Rock Lake NEWS!

Bassmaster Anglers Fight Weather and Fish on Table Rock Lake
The world's top anglers were fighting fish and the weather Thursday, in hopes of eventually landing a $100,000 dollar pay day. The Bassmaster Elite Series kicked off at 6:30 in the morning on Table Rock Lake. The skies were clear over Taney and Stone ...
Martens Leads Tournament on Table (press release)
Martens Makes It Happen On Table
Numbers No Problem, But Quality's At A
Kansas City Star
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McClelland Wins Table Rock Elite Series
Mike McClelland of Bella Vista, Ark., added a seventh Bassmaster title by a nail-biting 13 ounces over Mark Davis in Sunday's final round of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Table Rock Lake. “This is where I cut my teeth fishing,” said ...
McClelland Leads Tournament On Table Rock (press release)
Mike McClelland Clinches Lead On Table Rock
Scanlon, Chapman fail to make cut at Table Rock tournamentKansas City Star -Tulsa World (blog) -The Ledger (blog)
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FLW College Events Wraps-Up on Table Rock Lake
KRZK Radio
Raymer and Snyder may have been fishing their first College Fishing event as a team, but together they carried years of experience into the first Central Conference event of the season. The pair threw an umbrella rig better than any other team in the ...
Eastern Kentucky University team wins FLW College Fishing Central Conference ...The Ozarks Sentinel

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Knowledge, Past Success Were Key Components
Knowledge, Past Success Were Key Components. Wednesday, April 09, 2014. Knowledge, Past Success Were Key Components. Photo: BassFan. Mark Davis had never caught so many fish in one tournament as he did at Table Rock Lake. By Todd Ceisner

Starting May 1, I Will Be A Table Rock Junkie! (press release)
My wife and I are moving down to Table Rock Lake just south of Branson on May 1. It has been our dream for along time.So now I ... My father in law was very fond of Table Rock lake and its not too far from Chicago. Maybe I'll see you on a visit ...

Mcclelland Hopes Knowledge Of Table Rock Lake Helps At Elite Series Event
It's not like I'm going to be a shoo-in to win, but I think I know the lake well enough that once I pattern the fish and figure out what they're doing, I can run around the lake pretty freely and fish a lot of different water and a lot of different ...
Sun Hoods? (press release)

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