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#12779362 - 06/04/18 08:58 AM Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals?
DEFMP Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 510
Loc: DFW
Thinking of doing a summer fishing trip on a new lake. Any recommendations of the three?

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#12779446 - 06/04/18 09:38 AM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
rxkid2001 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 3970
Loc: Wishing I was in TX
Skip LOZ. Itís good but almost unfishabe due to idiots. The wakes off big cruisers just force you off the water by 9. Table rock for some reason doesnít have those problems. Better scenery and more things to do off the water.

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#12779639 - 06/04/18 11:41 AM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 1819
Loc: Lake Fork
go just below dam at taneycomo east of branson .(close to forsyth Mo
You launch there go up to dam , catch trout.
then (you are on upper bull shoals) go downstream and catch whites(sandbass).
from there down into upper bull shoals and catch black bass (most are spotted bass).
Sometimes you can have three limits of three different species.
fun place to fish


Edited by heybaylor (06/04/18 11:43 AM)
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#12779646 - 06/04/18 11:45 AM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
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Registered: 07/12/16
Posts: 83
Loc: Shady Shores
LOZ is very fishable during the week. On the weekends, starting Friday afternoon, forget about it. Table rock is very clear and can get rough on the weekends. It all depends on where you fish. Both great lakes.

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#12779683 - 06/04/18 12:25 PM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
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Registered: 12/05/13
Posts: 276
Loc: Eagle Mountain
I miss those lakes... but i do like catching fish 8lbs plus here.

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#12779927 - 06/04/18 03:18 PM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 510
Loc: DFW
Thanks, so LOZ is probably out of the question. Going to be visiting over the weekend so I hope Table Rock isn't too bad and we can enjoy our fishing time a bit.

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#12779937 - 06/04/18 03:24 PM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
Atta Offline
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Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 1952
Loc: Kissimmee FL
Table Rock is my favorite lake and you should go fish it if you never have. Stay away from LOZ!!!!! Bull shoals will be a mess in the summer.

You should try Stockton. Smaller lake about 45 mins from Springfield mo. It is a fishing lake for sure and the crazies donít come in the 100ís like the 3 you naked. Shoot me a PM and give you some insight on going to Stockton in the summer time.

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#12780382 - 06/04/18 09:16 PM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
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Registered: 06/10/16
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Table Rock is awesome. If you go to the BS and go to the pot hole, north end below power site dam be very careful. A lot of rock bars and there is a bunch of metal sticking up from a grain trailer that was washed over the dam a few years ago. Pot hole is awesome for bass, trout and walleye. Bull Sholes below Shadow Rock park is good but if you donít know where to fish its hit or miss. I would fish lower end of Taneycomo. Itís loaded with grass and tons of good bass. If they are running water it gets really good.
Have fun

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#12780409 - 06/04/18 09:25 PM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
MMosher Offline
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Registered: 12/18/17
Posts: 83
Loc: Missouri
Bull has the least amount of traffic, the TR, then LOZ. LOZ is the best fishing and not to busy during the week. Weekends, get off by 10. All are great night fishing that time of year. Bull and TR both have great trout rivers near by too.
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#12780508 - 06/04/18 10:14 PM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: MMosher]
basscatmo Offline
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Registered: 03/30/18
Posts: 10
LOZ is the best of the three, but as mentioned, gets crazy by Friday afternoon. Bull Shoals has had excellent spawns last several years and lake is full of 3 lb bass. If the wife and kids go along, Table Rock is the place as it's just a few miles from Branson.......don't forget Taneycomo....Excellent cold water lake for nice Rainbows and Browns.

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#12780791 - 06/05/18 08:43 AM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
David Rush Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 1794
Loc: Lewisville
I havenít been to Bull Shoals, but of the other two Iíd definitely choose LOZ. You can trailer to all parts of the lake and itís too big to run around fun fishing anyway. Iíd avoid the Hurricane Deck area completely. There are big fish all over that lake.
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#12780844 - 06/05/18 09:10 AM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: Stikslinger]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 510
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Stikslinger
I would fish lower end of Taneycomo. Itís loaded with grass and tons of good bass. If they are running water it gets really good.
Have fun


Excuse my ignorance, but is the lower end toward table rock or BS? Thanks

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#12780919 - 06/05/18 10:03 AM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
Corey Stanley Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 1060
Loc: Tx
I am a little partial to Table Rock, it is def one of my favorites to fish, and you can actually get a really nice place to stay around the lake for a pretty reasonable price. We stayed in a really nice, fully furnished log cabin just before the bridge at Kimberling City last time we were up there and it was very reasonable and only about 1/2 mile to the ramp. There is also a lot of good food and things to do around the area after getting off the water. I have stayed on the lower end, as well as what I call mid lake around the Kimberling City bridge and have to say I prefer around the bridge area due to being able to keep your options open and running into either river or to run south to the dam.


Edited by Corey Stanley (06/05/18 10:07 AM)
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#12780939 - 06/05/18 10:16 AM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: DEFMP]
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1544
Loc: Ft Worth
Name three lakes in Mo.
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#12781061 - 06/05/18 11:45 AM Re: Table Rock, Lake of the Ozarks, or Bull Shoals? [Re: Chet]
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Registered: 12/05/13
Posts: 276
Loc: Eagle Mountain
Truman, Mark Twain, and i grew up fishing Smithville lake

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