Today we're exploring Table Rock Lake in Missouri. Its our first time in the state but it doesn't take long to establish a pattern. Come along for a fun day on the water as we search the lake, figure out the bite, and each catch a grand slam! If you understand the principals behind how bass move, locating fish in a new lake shouldn't take long. Table Rock proved to be very clear, loaded with bait, and has an amazing bass population.
We used a combination of baits to find consistent success today. We started off with a topwater (River2Sea Rover) and a glide bait (S Waver 168). We used this combination to draw fish up in the clear water so we could see them and figure out how they were positioning. It worked extremely well, showing us that fish were suspending on shallow cover and holding tight to chunk rock on mud banks. Once we'd established the pattern the swimbait (Keitech 4.3 and 3.8) became the main producers.
We hope you enjoyed spending a day on the water with us in the Midwest. Table Rock is an amazing fishery and we can't wait to return! If you haven't been following along we're in the midst of a nationwide road trip and the videos to come get more and more in depth with information on locating fish and establishing patterns. Continue to follow along as we come to a lake near you!
Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment used in the video…
-S-Waver 168 Light Trout: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
-R2S Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
-Keitech Fat Swimbait 4.3 and 3.8 (Electric Shad, Tennessee Shad): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
-Guppy Swimbait Head 1/4 oz 3/0: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS
Matt's Topwater Combo...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Rod- G Loomis GLX 844C MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Budget Combo... (Small paddle tail swimbaits and topwater)
Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Medium: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO
Reel- Shimano SLX 150 HG Casting: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 40 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97