Lakes

ABOUT TABLE ROCK LAKE

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Table Rock Lake covers over 43,000 acres and over 800 miles of shoreline.  It is known for being a favorite vacation spot for campers, pleasure boaters, fishermen and water enthusiasts.

Table Rock Lake has earned its recognition as one the top bass fishing lakes in North America.  In addition to its abundance of bass, Table Rock Lake also entertains a healthy population of crappie, white bass, catfish, and bluegill.  Thanks to a dedicated and proactive fish management program the lake has had an impressive resurgence of Largemouth, Kentucky and Smallmouth bass that now thrive in numbers and in sizes that draw both hobby fishermen and professionals to this incredible body of water.

Table Rock Lake was created in 1958 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Table Rock Dam across the White River to provide hydro-electric power to be distributed to the Ozarks.    The area had already established itself as a prime fishing and recreation areas but needed protection from devastating floods on the White River.

With over 43,000 acres of surface area to fish, it is important to recognize the value of  someone familiar with the lake to ensure the best fishing opportunity possible.  Instead of wasting precious vacation time trying to find the right fishing spots, leave it to the professionals to put you on the fish to maximize your experience on beautiful Table Rock Lake.  Click on our “drop us a line” tab and set up your fishing guide trip on Table Rock Lake today!


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Lake Taneycomo is a cold clear water lake and is known for being one of the finest trout fishing lakes in the world.  Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout are the primary species found in the lake and provide a great fishing experience all year long.  Many of the state record fish have come from Lake Taneycomo.

Lake Taneycomo is short for Taney County Missouri and was created in 1913.  From 1913 until 1958 Lake Taneycomo was a “warm water” lake.  Once Table Rock Dam began dumping water into Taneycomo through the power generators where the water temperature was significantly lower, Taneycomo became a “cold water” lake almost overnight and a cold water fishery was created.  The Missouri Department of Conservation wanted to take full advantage of this opportunity and created the Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery at the foot of the Dam.

When the power is not being generated from Table Rock Dam, Lake Taneycomo shows signs of being both a river and a lake.  The shallow, colder water that is located near Table Rock Dam averges about 48 degrees.  The average temperature of the water gets warmer and the water gets deeper reaching more than 50 feet near the Powersite Dam in Forsyth.

When Table Rock Dam is generating power the current in Lake Taneycomo is very strong throughout the entire lake giving it more of an appearance of a very deep, cold and fast running river.

Unlike Table rock Lake the shore on Lake Taneycomo is private property.    Shore fishing is limited to public land in state and municipal parks along the shoreline.  Hiring a licensed fishing guide like, Branson Fish Tales and Captain Shane Pierce allows you to fish the lake without being restricted to certain areas of the lake.  Click on “Drop us a Line” to book your trip today!

 

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