Table Rock Lake

Table Rock is loved by many people for a variety of reasons. It''s clear water makes it popular among scuba divers for diving, it''s clean waters is perfect for swimmers, skiers and tubers, jet skiing and kayaking along it shores, camping on it''s rocky banks, cliff diving and just cruising. Then there''s the fishermen! One of the premiere bass lakes in the country--best smallmouth and largemouth, and home of the state record spotted bass. Crappie, white bass and walleye round out the group along with some of the biggest and feistiest blue gill and goggleye around.

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The Little Varmint

Posted by Phil Lilley on June 18th, 2014


Back in 2010, Stacey King of Reeds Spring, Missouri, was the first angler to wield a Little Varmint and catch a black bass on it at Table Rock Lake, Missouri. And for many months, he and a couple of his close friends, such as Robert Robbins of Branson, Missouri, and Lloyd Lefty Evans of Kimberling City, Missouri,  were the only Ozarks anglers who used it, and they caught an impressive array of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass on it. read more…

Babler’s Table Rock- Shell Knob fishing report, May 30

Posted by Phil Lilley on May 30th, 2014


Met new friends Larry and Karen at the Bridge Ramp at Shell Knob at 0600. Both these folks were ready to fish and it took but a minute for me to figure out it was going to be a fun day. read more…

Lilley’s Table Rock evening fishing report, May 28

Posted by Phil Lilley on May 29th, 2014


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After Duane and company caught a bunch of smallies Saturday evening out in front of Chateau waiting for the fireworks, I thought I should run out to State Park last evening and throw some jigs and try it. That’s what they were throwing- PJ’s 1/8th ounce sculpin jigs and basically dragging them around the bottom off that major point. Asked Duane if he wanted to go after work and he said he did! We put in at 6:45 p.m.. read more…

TJ Hooker’s Table Rock fishing report, May 14

Posted by Phil Lilley on May 15th, 2014

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Launched @ Viola at 6:07, first fish in the boat within 5 minutes. We worked our way out to the mouth of the Kings hitting wind protected banks and throwing spooks and the occasional chug bug. Eventually ran up by Shell Knob bridge and caught a few more there. Turned back to Viola around 11:30 and had our 100th fish by 12:30, worked our way back to the ramp and ended up with 110 total, 10 keepers and a lot of 13′s and 14′s.  read more…

Quillback’s Table Rock fishing report, May 13

Posted by Phil Lilley on May 14th, 2014


The largemouth were really biting today, caught a bunch of bass, close to 50 and I think probably 35 or so were largemouth.  Cool, cloudy, breezy day had them up on the banks and biting.  No big ones, but caught several spawned out females that were in the 2.5 – 3 lb. range and quite a few in the 13 -16″ size.  read more…