I love summer fishing on Table Rock Lake! I have taken several clients to the Shell Knob and Cape Fair areas of the lake where they enjoyed catching large numbers of spotted bass on drop shots and flukes. The fish are beginning to school and chase shad which results in great topwater action. Therefore we catch them on Zara Spooks, Lucky Craft Gunfish and spoons.
We have caught several walleye off of my boat and several caught by local fishermen that target the species. Additionally there are bass in the shallow water early in the day as there is a lot of brush in the water and a lot of submerged wood as a result of the lake levels. These fish can be caught with jigs or creature baits while “pitching” along the bank.
Unlike many parts of the Midwest we are not flooded here on Table Rock Lake. The water level in the lake is around 921 and the water temperature is in the low 80’s at this time. The water is relatively clear and should remain this way for more great summer fishing on Table Rock Lake.
The Shell Knob and Cape Fair areas of the lake are very pretty and there is almost no boat traffic on the weekdays. Close by Shell Knob, the King River flows into the White River resulting in water flow from different areas of the region. This results in an abundance of fresh water and some great fishing.