Fishing at Table Rock Lake

Fishing is the Lure

Fishing pole-wielding visitors include recreational and competitive anglers alike.  Table Rock Lake, with its mild winters, never freezes on the main lake allowing fishing throughout the year.

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The lake offers a wide variety of fish species sure to catch the attention of anglers of all skill levels.  Black bass are by far the most popular gamefish on Table Rock Lake.  Anglers come from around the country, and beyond, to chase the feisty smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass.  Table Rock Lake is annually listed by national sources as one of the “Top 100 Bass Lakes” in the United States.

While most of Table Rock Lake lies within the state of Missouri, the upper reaches of the Long Creek, Kings River and White River arms stretch into Northern Arkansas.  Make sure you are properly licensed for the water you are fishing.  All anglers, except Missouri residents 65 years of age or older, or any person (resident or nonresident) 15 years of age or younger, must possess a valid fishing license.  You can obtain a Missouri or Arkansas fishing license online.  Click here for Missouri permits or click here for Arkansas permits.

Table Rock has been one of the best tournaments and recreational fishing lakes in the country for decades.  Dozens of unique lakefront resorts, and the outstanding natural beauty of the Ozarks, make this the perfect spot for your next fishing adventure.

Fishing Stories

Want to know more about fishing at Table Rock Lake?  Here are some articles you might find helpful as you're planning your visit.  Click here to read all our travel stories.

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Lure of the Lake

Fishing is a bonding experience for a father and daughter at Table Rock Lake. Table Rock Lake is famous for their bass fishing, which was one of the reasons I chose to take my daughter there. The first time I fished there, I was with my father and we enjoyed it so much that it became one of our favorite fishing trips together.

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Spring Break Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake is famous for its clean, clear water, scenic Ozark mountains, and wide variety of activities. For families looking for a great spring break destination it should be on your short list.

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