Table Rock Lake

Dtrs5kpr’s Table Rock fishing report, April 15

Posted by Phil Lilley on April 16th, 2014
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Started by trying to get everything thawed enough to open on the boat. All hatches frozen shut, ignition keyhole, then discovered the entire ignition switch was frozen solid. Good grief.

Oh, and pulled my prop first thing because of a little spot of lower lube. Had just changed it, and figured it was the spillage as the motor had not been down that far in the garage. Pulled it to check anyway, cheap peace of mind. Whee.

Fish were about where I expected, but wasted quite a while fishing too deep/far off. Caught some K’s early that gave me the idea. Mostly 6′-15′, flatter banks with gravel and mixed rock. Did not catch any on steeper banks or ledge/slab rock.

Ended with about 12 fish, 5 keeps with a couple of solid blacks, and a fat spot. Blacks were almost twins, 18″-19″.

If you don’t want to read about the little rig, stop reading now. Every fish I caught was on the cut zinkerz in PBJ, on either the 1/16 or 1/8 oz head. Stayed with it even where there was some wind. Threw other things that made sense, only other fish that came close was one that I watched follow and slap at a pearl swimbait.

Blacks took a boat ride because my camera batteries froze. They are still swimming.

Ended the day by finding a truck and trailer backed down the resort ramp, no sign of the owner. Turned out they had a big pleasure boat, and a truck that had no chance of getting it up the ramp. Honestly.

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