While staying at Harper Valley Resort this year try something new.  We have the largest zipline in the US in our neck of the woods. 

They offer Extreme, Extreme Express, Treetop Canopy and 2 Lantern Tours.  To learn more about rates and reservations call us at 800-688-2193 and we'll be happy to book your tour.


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

Focused Fishing Guide Service

July 8, 2014 - by Eric Prey

Lake Level: 916.8

Water Temp: 76-86

By: Branson Fishing Guide | Focused Fishing Guide Service 


Fishing guides are still finding the deep bite the most productive way to fish in the dam area. Tightlines UV finesse worms, Chompers drop shot worms and ROBO worms on a drop shot rig continue to be a main stay in Branson. Fishing guides look for long gravel run outs with isolated brush or rock piles from 25’ – 45’ deep, suspended fish around standing timber on channel swing banks and close to large commercial docks. Most of the fish are suspending from 35’ – 50’ deep over as much as 120’ of water       

Kimberling City

The deep bite is just effective in Kimberling as it is in Branson. Fishing guides are also targeting fish holding tight to the bottom with Jewel Football jigs from 25’ – 35’ deep on main lake and secondary points in larger creek arms. Most of the fish are holding close to wood or rock cover near channel drops on these points. Anywhere you find a gravel or mixed rock point that has a side dropping into deep water there will be fish close by.        


Rain earlier in the week has kept the water stained in the James, stained water keeps the fish shallower than anywhere else on the lake. The further up the James you go the more debris and color you will find, this will eventually wash down and clear up as it makes its way to Kimberling City and then Branson. Fishing guides have been targeting fish in and around shallow brush piles and shoreline cover with Jewel Jigs and large worms early in the day. As the sun rises move out to 10’ – 20’ deep and cast Jewel Football jigs to main lake points.                   

White River
Just like in Kimberling City and Branson fishing guides have been targeting schools of spotted bass with drop shot rigs on channel banks and gravel run out points. Jewel football jigs have been effective here as well, gravel and mixed gravel points with steep drops and wood or rock caver have been productive from 18’ – 30’ deep. Carolina rigged brush hogs and French fries will also work on these points, a 3’ or longer leader has been best.    





Come stay with us. Choose the type of unit that would be best for you and check our rates then give us a call, it's easy!

Weather Forecast for Kimberling City, MO

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Chance Thunderstorms
Chance Thunderstorms
High Temperature: 91 °F
Low Temperature: 65 °F

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Partly Sunny
Partly Sunny
High Temperature: 85 °F
Low Temperature: 64 °F

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Partly Sunny
Partly Sunny
High Temperature: 92 °F
Low Temperature: 72 °F

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Slight Chance Thunderstorms
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
High Temperature: 95 °F
Low Temperature: 73 °F

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Chance Thunderstorms
Chance Thunderstorms
High Temperature: 93 °F
Low Temperature: 67 °F

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny
High Temperature: 86 °F
Low Temperature: 62 °F