Bluegill and other sunfish can be found throughout Table Rock Lake. Anglers target them around docks in the spring and out on the drop-offs in the summer and fall. There will always be some fish shallower around all the shoreline cover on this lake.
Crappie are here in good numbers as well. Many anglers target them in the spring when they are easy to find around all the shoreline cover. In the summer and fall, they are harder to find, but if you know how to fish clear, deep water lakes, you may have a shot to find some of these schooling fish out in deeper water.
White bass can also provide some excellent action when fishing Table Rock Lake. In the spring, they will run up the creek arms to spawn and anglers usually catch them in large numbers. From summer through fall, if you can find them schooled up in open water, you can also do very well on white bass.
Bluegill, crappie and white bass can be found in the lake, however, you’re going to have to fish the warmer waters of this lake, mainly, below Rockaway Beach. The upper parts of the lake will have water temperatures in the high 40s to low 50s year round, so you’re going to find mostly trout as you get closer to the dam.
Bull Shoals Lake has some good fishing for crappie in the spring as these fish move into the shallows. There are big crappie to be caught with 2 pound fish and bigger possible. During the rest of the season, fishing for crappie is tougher as these fish will be found deeper. When they school up in the fall, if you can find them, you can catch some nice fish in a hurry. Bluegill are here as well and they can be caught in good numbers in the spring when they move shallower to spawn. For the rest of the season, the bigger bluegill and other bream will be found in deeper water.