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Old 04-16-11, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Table Rock 4/12-4/14

Had a blast again this year. Caught around 200 between us over three days.

Day one was the best day. I had around 17 lbs., and my buddy who fished with me would have had around 13. Mine was anchored by a 5.5 lb largemouth.

Started off the morning with some awesome topwater action. This was the best Spotted bass of the trip. Just shy of 2 3/4.

My buddy caught this 3 lb. Smallie on a X-Rap during the topwater flurry.

Day 1 slowed a bit after the topwater bite, but we found a bunch on bluff ends with a H20 Express CRM in Bad Dad color (Thanks to Jrob for hooking me up!). Caught quite a few small females in about 7' of water with the crank. Most around 2.5 to 3 lbs.

Then, right where she should have been, on a chunk rock to pea gravel transition - 5.5 lbs - on the CRM.


The second day I would have had about 12 and him the same. Could have tried a little harder I suppose, but we found a spot that yielded 1-2 lb. Spots, LM and Smallies nearly on every cast for 2 hours. All on a Shakey Head. I am however convinced that you don't catch quality with a Shakey Head after this ordeal. I could literally catch these 1-2 lb. bass at will in 8' of water on bluff ends on the shakey head, switch to a jig and pull 3 lbers.


Day 3 was a good day as well. Would have had around 13 lbs. for each of us. The wind picked up a bit and made the jerkbait bite really good. The smallies were stacked on pea gravel points. We caught numbers with the occasional good 2+ lber mixed in. I lost a 4 at the boat on the third cast of the day. Lucky Craft Pointer 100 in Aurora Shad were the all we could get bit on. Tried just about every other jerk we had, but it just wasn't as good. We of course left the camera at the cabin on day three. so no smallie pics. The afternoon was super windy. I knew that if we could stay in the wind and fish the jerkbait, we would load the boat. Unfortunately, our rental boat trolling motor just didn't have the power we needed to stay set up right on the points. We were forced to go back on the bluff walls and catch Spots and Crappie on every cast with a Shakey Head. I was OK with that as well. I bought an Ultra Light at BPS the night before just for such an occasion.
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Old 04-16-11, 12:20 PM   #2
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Sounds like a killer weekend Cam, I've always wanted to fish table rock! Those are beautiful pre spawn bass!
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Old 04-16-11, 12:38 PM   #3
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Looks like you guys had a great trip! Those are some beautiful fish, great markings and very healthy looking. Glad you guys had a successful trip!
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Old 04-16-11, 02:26 PM   #4
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I am glad to hear you guys caught some fish. I never did make it down there to see you guys, just too much going on around the house. What kind of water temps did you guys see?
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Old 04-16-11, 02:47 PM   #5
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Day 1 started with 59 degrees and found as high as 64 in the backs of pockets.
Day 2 started with 59, and got as high as 66 in a couple spots.
Day 3 started with 60 and found 65.

Bedding fish were in just about every pocket, but only a few were actually locked on. I caught two decent males on the last day with a T-Rigged swimbait off the bed. Most were too spooky, or were rolling on each other and not interested. It should be bed central mid next week I would think, even with the slight temp drop.
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Old 04-16-11, 05:17 PM   #6
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camg......truly awesum pal. those are soem beautiful fish buddy. one day.....................one day...................


thanks for the pics camg.
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Old 04-16-11, 11:20 PM   #7
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Sounds like an awesome trip Cam. I hope to hit the Rock next time we go to Branson.
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Thanks fellas! I look forward to the trip every year as TR is my favorite lake in the country.
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camg.......wait till you hit guntersville. or have you already?
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camg.......wait till you hit guntersville. or have you already?
No, haven't been to Guntersville but hope to one day.
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Great photos Cam, and obviously a great fishing trip. Congrats pal!
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Great photos Cam, and obviously a great fishing trip. Congrats pal!
Thanks Keith!
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Sounds like a killer weekend Cam, I've always wanted to fish table rock! Those are beautiful pre spawn bass!
Yeah right. I must agree with you. I really want to see some dead fish around the table and eat them. Those are really awesome pics. I like them.
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