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Branson Fishing Guide Service a Full time Professional Fishing Guide serving Branson Missouri on Beautiful Table Rock Lake and Taneycomo Lake for Bass, Crappie, White Bass, Pan Fish, Seasonal Spoonbill and Year around on Taneycomo Lake in Branson Missouri for Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout with trophy trout fishing in the winter time..
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Table Rock Lake and Taneycomo Lake Fishing Reports
Water Level: 916.7 Normal Pool 915.00 Water Temperature: Mid 50's to Low 60's Water Color: Main Lake Still Crystal Clear, Rivers: Stain to Dirty from Rain. Wind Condition: calm Forecast: Rain and warming up! BASS Bass are finally moving up and getting to work. Water temps are still in the High 50's to Low 60's in the creeks. Last cold front really pushed them back again, but it will not last long maybe a day or so and they will be right back up there. Sunny days are fishing totally different than cloudy, more docks in the Sun and in between the docks in the clouds and all of this in the back of the primary feeder creeks and smaller creek arms. So let the feeding begin! Seems like the Light Switch was turned on and the bass are on the move. Already seeing bass on beds shallow and in the deeper haunts and small bucks are everywhere in the 2 to 15 foot range.. Bigger Females are just hanging back in the deeper water in that 20 to 25 range. Fishing crawling bottom baits is the lock to the puzzle, but slow is the Key! Fishing secondary points and spawning pockets and bigger creek's of the lake.. Starting about 1/2 way back and working both ways. In 2 days fish will be everywhere shallow and deep just start fishing! Let's talk about what to use and how to do it.. Primary Baits: Shakey Head Jigs are really getting the easy bite right now.. Slow drag from 5 to 25 foot range, Omega Custom Tackle Shakey Foot 1/8 ounce no wind day's (Has a really nice flat head and stands up perfect!) and Omega Custom Tackle Savior Jig (Has a really great Dart like Head great for Swimming in heavy wind!) in 1/4 ounce on Windy Days with Zoom trick worms, fat heads or even fish doctors seem to be working good. Basic Table Rock clear water colors, Watermelon Cotton Candy and Green Pumpkin working very well.. Secondary Points pretty much holding fish and just follow the points back to the spawning flats. Tubes in the 3.5 to 4 inch range are starting to pickup the bite as well.. Windy days I'm using a 1/8 to 3/16 weighted tube hooks on clam days going down to light as possible to slow the fall.. Color are changing from the clear water, green pumpkins, Watermelon and even gourd or better know as Puke colors are working.. Slow drag keeping contact with the bottom in the 15 to 30 foot range.. If temps warm fish will move right back up shallow in that 8 to 12 foot range, so test both all day! Swimming Grubs 3" or 4" single tail grub on a good 1/8 or 1/4 ounce Dart head. Fished slow and on the bottom or scrubbing the bait on secondary points with timber close to spawning flats. Salt and Pepper and Smoke with red flake is working right now. Fish will just load up on it. Like fishing a good crankbait just lean into it. Flukes and Senko's, weightless with a very large EWG hook for weight and hook setting. Cast out and allow to sink nice and slow.. Even use finish nails to add extra weight if in deeper water, Fish will bite on the fall just about every time. Colors change day to day.. Sunny Days I use All White or Blue Shad, Green Pumpkin, Watermelon Cotton Candy, Cloudy Days I really like a Golden Shiner, for Ark Shiner or a black and silver. Need that Sliver flash! Working the boat changes as the day move on.. First bite was a fast steady retrieve like a spook on the surface.. Then it changed to a smaller twitches and longer pauses, to last bite of the day for was let it sink to the bottom, 2 small twitches and they had it.. Smaller Jig's and Football Jigs will also come to light.. Even better as these fish start moving up and feeding like mad. 1/4 ounce to 3/4 ounce jigs in the basic Table Rock Colors should work great. PB&J, Green Pumpkin, Missouri Craw. Start throwing these in and around the bigger docks close to spawning pockets. Fish are hiding up under the docks waiting for the right time to move on in to spawn.. Good Fishing Everyone.. Taneycomo Trout Fishing is HOT!!! Trout fishing is still fair to good with current and rains. Fishing is still active just have to find special spots, fished all weekend with really good days in the slack waters of Lake Taneycomo.. Have to stay out of current or find a good eddie and fish the backside of it.. Powerbait is still the ticket colors change everyday.. 4 Hours 15 to 25 fish normal.
Good Fishing Everyone
Capt. Don House
Branson Fishing Guide Service