Posts Tagged ‘James River’

MISSOURI: James River – Umbrella Rigs Continue to Produce on Windy Days

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Kimberling City Area:
The 3″ – 8″ of rain this past week have raised lake levels and lowered water temperatures throughout the lake. The Corps of Engineers have been running four generators since the weekend, pulling water and in turn fish out of flooded brush inundated by flood waters. The best bite has been on main lake and secondary points with Jewel football or spider jigs, split shot rigs and Jewel Squirrel heads. Most of the fish have been from the old bank line out to 20′ deep, work all of the baits slowly along the bottom to draw strikes.

James River:
Umbrella rigs continue to produce on windy days, look for fish to be suspended around standing timber 5′ – 15′ deep over as much as 30′ feet of water. Most anglers are having success with Zoom swimming flukes or Tightlines UV shad baits in natural colors. Jewel football jigs and Chompers Tubes are producing on main lake and secondary points as well, fish are being caught 10′ – 15′ deep, any shallower and moss becomes an issue.

White River:
Much like the James fish continue to be caught on umbrella rigs when the wind is blowing, points with isolated wood cover have been the best locations. In the very back of larger creek arms and up the Kings River Chompers McCutchen spinnerbaits have been very effective around laydowns and other cover. The beds that showed up last week in the Kings River have been vacant all week; cooler, dirtier water has moved fish off for a few days but they should be back by the end of the week.

Dam Area:
The deep bite is still hanging on but has waned over the past week with stained water and fish moving closer to the spawn. The best bite has been on gravel and mixed gravel and rock points near spawning locations. Jewel spider jigs and Squirrel heads, Tightlines UV beavers and finesse worms on split shot rigs and UV or Chompers tubes have all been very effective baits. Work the baits slowly along the bottom to draw strikes. Further upstream in Long Creek fish are beginning to move closer to the spawn, most of the beds seen by anglers before last week’s rain are vacant but fish are cruising the shallows looking for spots to make new beds.

Capt. Eric Prey
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ARKANSAS: Table Rock Lake Fishing

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Kimberling City Area:
Cooler nights and shorter days have lowered water temperatures throughout the lake, shad have started schooling in the mouths of larger creeks to begin their fall migration toward the back of these creeks. In turn fish are beginning to move out of deeper water into the shallows in search of schooling shad. Despite this fish are still pretty scattered on points, fishing has been good but you don’t seem to find large schools anywhere. Jewel football and spider jigs continue to be the best option to find and catch fish, heavier weights are more productive as you can move them faster along the bottom and cover more water. PB&J or brown purple flash with green pumpkin J tail trailers worked best from fifteen to twenty five feet deep.

James River:
The cooler water temperatures have been move fish very shallow in the James River, early late a buzz bait bite has developed in the back of flat pockets and creeks where shad are present. Look for shallow wood cover five feet deep or less and make multiple passes over the cover to draw strikes. As the sun rises these fish will move tighter to the cover and can be caught on shallow crankbaits, tubes and Jewel Eakins jigs worked close to and in the shallow cover.

White River:
The White River continues to be the most diverse area on the lake: Jewel football jigs worked along the bottom on gravel main lake and secondary points will produce numbers and quality. Off the sides of points and drops on flats will produce fish on a drop shot rigged Chomper or ROBO worm. Around the Campbell Point and Shell Knob area fish have been coming on War Eagle spoons around larger docks on both the main lake and in the creek arms. And up the Kings River there is a great shallow bite in bluff pockets and the backs of coves around shallow cover.

Dam Area:
The deep bite is still the most productive option on the lower end, fish are beginning to move shallow in the dam area but the move is slower than the rest of the lake. Chompers and ROBO drop shot worms work on drop shot rigs from twenty five to forty feet deep on flats and in deep trees have been very effective. Work areas with small changes in bottom composition or depth and pay close attention to your electronics to find and catch the fish. Up Long Creek the bite is similar to the other rivers; fish have moved shallow and are holding close to wood cover throughout the day.

Capt. Eric Prey
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