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Local 6 day Weather Forecast at the bottom of this page. 

Focused Fishing Guide Service

Jan 16, 2015 - by Eric Prey

Lake Level: 909.4

Water Temp: 38 - 43

By: Branson Fishing Guide | Focused Fishing Guide Service 


Fishing guides have had limited time on the water this week with the artic front that has hit the area. The Branson area still has a great deep bite; Jewel Scuba Spoons and Rapala Jigging Raps are still the bait of choice for schooling spotted bass in the larger creek arms. Look for shad to be in the main creek channels holding around 40’ – 60’ over as much as 90’ deep. Bass will be suspended around the shad or in tree tops  


Kimberling City

There is a deep bite in Kimberling City is just as strong as it is in Branson. Fishing guides are targeting fish in the creek channels and on long gravel points. Jewel Scuba Spoons and Rapala Jigging raps have been the best offerings. There is also a strong stickbait bite in the mid lake as well. Mega Bass Vision 110 or SPRO McStick baits have been the most productive. Look for ledge rock banks and points to be the best areas, a little wind and isolated cover helps the bite.          


The upper end of the James had quite a bit of ice over the past week, while not completely locked in, there was a considerable amount of thin surface ice and floating chunks so take care above Cape Fair. The umbrella rig bite is still producing but the fish have moved a little deeper with the colder water. Look for fish to suspend around 20’ deep over the top trees on steeper ledge rock banks and points. Finesse worms on Jewel Squirrel heads and Shakey heads cast to bluff walls have been producing spotted bass, cast the bait to the bluff and work it slowly down to around 40’ to get bit.                          

White River
The White River has been the most productive area of the lake for Branson fishing guides this past week. The deep bite in larger creek arms and long gravel points has been as strong here as anywhere on the lake. Jewel Scuba Spoons in White and Citrus shad and Rapala Jigging Raps in chartreuse have been the baits of choice. Stickbaits have been good as well, not catching numbers but the quality is great, Mega Bass and SPRO have been top producers. Jewel Pro Spider and Magnum Casting jigs have been great around large boat docks when the sun is shining. Fish the jig slow and “dead stick” it under the docks from 15’ – 30’ deep.          





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Weather Forecast for Kimberling City, MO

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

High Temperature: 68 °F
Low Temperature: 61 °F

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Thunderstorms Likely
Thunderstorms Likely
High Temperature: 71 °F
Low Temperature: 58 °F

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Thunderstorms Likely
Thunderstorms Likely
High Temperature: 61 °F
Low Temperature: 33 °F

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny
High Temperature: 62 °F
Low Temperature: 41 °F

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Chance Thunderstorms
Chance Thunderstorms
High Temperature: 63 °F
Low Temperature: 48 °F

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Chance Thunderstorms
Chance Thunderstorms
High Temperature: 69 °F
Low Temperature: 59 °F

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Chance Thunderstorms
Chance Thunderstorms
High Temperature: 74 °F
Low Temperature: 53 °F