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

September 23, 2014 - by Eric Prey

Lake Level: 911.01

Water Temp: 70 - 76

By: Branson Fishing Guide | Focused Fishing Guide Service 


Fishing guides continue to watch water temperatures drop as the days grow shorter and fall has started. There is still a strong topwater bite early and late; watch for surfacing fish around standing timber and larger boat docks, cast spooks, Sammies and Pop-R’s to surfacing fish. As the sun comes up switch to a Jewel squirrel head with either a UV Beaver or finesse worm and work mixed rock and gravel points on the main lake and in larger creek arms. The drop shot bite is still effective when the sun is high in the sky; deep trees are still producing 35’ – 55’ deep 


Kimberling City

Much like in Branson fishing guides are throwing topwater baits early and late in the day. Jewel football jigs have been the ticket once the sun comes up; fish rock and gravel mixed points from 15’ – 30’ deep on the main lake and in larger creeks. PB&J or green pumpkin candy have been the best colors with a green pumpkin J Tail trailer.        


The shallow bite continues to dominate the James River; Branson fishing guides have been using buzz baits early in the day on mud flats toward the back of larger creeks and pockets. Look for shallow wood cover to hold most of the fish and make multiple casts to each piece of wood to draw strikes. Shallow crankbaits are also effective in these areas, RC crankbaits in chartreuse shad banged into cover will produce both quality and quantity.                        

White River
The White River is just fun right now. Branson fishing guides have been catching fish from the bank to 60’ deep depending on how you want to fish. Jewel Squirrel heads with finesse worms or beavers are producing from the bank to 25’ deep, Jewel Football jigs will do the same both on mixed gravel and rock points on the main lake and in the larger creek arms. There is a great drop shot bite on gravel points 25’ – 35’ deep right on the bottom. Suspended fish can be caught in tree tops 35’ – 55’ deep as well.       





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Weather Forecast for Kimberling City, MO

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Increasing Clouds
Increasing Clouds
High Temperature: 57 °F
Low Temperature: 47 °F

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Partly Sunny
Partly Sunny
High Temperature: 67 °F
Low Temperature: 53 °F

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
High Temperature: 65 °F
Low Temperature: 33 °F

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Chance Rain
Chance Rain
High Temperature: 39 °F
Low Temperature: 28 °F

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Partly Sunny
Partly Sunny
High Temperature: 49 °F
Low Temperature: 34 °F

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
High Temperature: 53 °F
Low Temperature: 38 °F