Table Rock Lake is definitely more of a bass lake. That doesn’t mean that you can’t target some walleye on a trip here.
Fish Closer to the Dam
To increase your odds, try fishing areas around the dam. The Kings River arm, James River arm and the White River arm are better areas to target walleye here.
Spring is Best
The spring is usually the easiest time to catch them here, but some anglers do report some nice catches in the late fall and through the winter too. When the walleye move into the shallower water in the spring, they are a lot easier to target.
Finesse It Up
You will still need to be as stealthy as possible though with the clear water. Low light conditions are key and lighter line in the 6 to 8 pound range will help you get more bites. Fluorocarbon line is also essential to getting more bites during the day time.
Best Baits for Walleye
Walleye eat a variety of different baits, however, when push comes to shove, it is much easier to catch them with live baits. Minnows, nightcrawlers and leeches are definitely the best live baits for walleye.
While most anglers will just use live baits, many anglers will also target walleye with lures as well. Crankbaits and soft plastics are the best lures for walleye, however, you can catch walleye with a variety of different lures.
When targeting walleye, there are many different rigs that you can use to catch them. While most anglers will keep it super simple and just use a simple jighead, many anglers will use a variety of rigs such as spinner rigs, 3 way rigs, bottom bouncers, drop shot rigs and many others.
To learn more, take a look at our best rigs for walleye page.
Jigging is by far the most popular technique for walleye fishing, however, you can catch them a variety of different ways. Casting, trolling and drifting are some of the other awesome techniques that anglers use.
To learn more, take a look at our best techniques for walleye page.
Our walleye fishing section has tons of tips on the best lures, live baits, where to catch them and how to catch them.