Bgft 02 Copy1

July 16, 2012


STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT


Lake Level: 867.7 Water Temp: 83 Degrees clear


Stockton continues to creep down as they expect some big rains I guess. Fishing windy points with Black/chrome Gay Blades, in about ten feet of water just off of the sides of the points outside of the mud lines is taking numbers of white bass

Catfish good on chicken livers and earthworms off banks and cove points

Crappie fair on minnows in 20' - 25' of water

Black bass fair on crankbaits of various colors off coves and points in 20' - 35' of water. Also fishing plastic worms in deep brush piles is taking bass as well.

For the trip of a lifetime come fish with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.
 

June 5th, 2012

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 869.96 Water Temp: 75 Degrees clear to stained water clarity

White and black buzzbaits fished early in the morning are producing well for bass. When the sun gets up plastic ribbon tailed worms in redbug and green pumpkin colors fished in and around main lake brush piles is the hot ticket. Also football jigs in p & j and green pumpkin are producing as well. Crappie still biting minnows fished around brush and white bass are eating rooster tails and small spoons fished on main lake flats. For the trip of a lifetime come fish with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.


May 11th, 2012

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 869.96 Water Temp: 70 Degrees clear to stained water clarity

Stockton lake is fishing well this week. Catching some nice bass on topwater early on main lake points and flats. Also catching some nice white bass in these same areas. Football jigs and plastic worms are taking numbers of fish on main lake structure and on secondary points just outside spawning areas. The fish are in the post spawn stage and are gradually moving out towards summer haunts. Still catching nice bass flipping bushes on main lake flats as well. The best bait has been sweet beavers in green pumpkin colors. Bluegill are biting worms and crickets like it is their last meal along the banks. Crappie still biting minnows and jigs and walleye are still being caught on flats and main lake points in the river arms. Cranking at night or throwing jigs and crawlers is working the best for us. For the trip of a lifetime come fish with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.


May 1st, 2012

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 869.96 Water Temp: 67 Degrees clear to stained water clarity

Lots of bass being caught on Stockton right now. Best tactics have been flipping jigs and senkos in and around bushes on main lake flats and up in the river arms. Best colors are green pumpkin and black and blue. Also fishing zara spooks early in pockets and throwing white buzzbaits have been producing as well early. Carolina rigged chompers lizards in green pumpkin and pumpkinseed are taking numbers of fish on points and structure. Crappie are still being caught but has slowed down considerably. Walleye bite has been best early and late and minnows and jig minnow combos fished off points have been the deal for us. For the trip of a lifetime come fish with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips
.



April 13, 2012


STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 868.37 Water Temp: 67 Degrees stained water clarity

The fishing on Stockton has been just about as hot as the early spring. The warm nights and hot days has moved up the spawns and the fish are going crazy. Its been a great spring so far and the water levels and conditions have made for an awesome fishing opportunity.

The crappie fishing has been awesome to say the least. About 3 weeks ago the crappie moved into the rapidly warming shallow waters to feed up before the spawn. Although there are lots of varying opinions on if the fish are spawned out, are spawning, or are prespawn, the fact is you can catch them in 2-6 foot of water pretty much lake wide now. I have been fishing up the rivers for the past 3 weeks and have been catching the crappie under a strike indicator (bobber). The main reason for using this technique is to keep the jig in the strike zone longer and be able to fish the jig a little slower without getting hung up all the time. If you are newer to crappie fishing look for pea gravel and sandy banks. Its ok to have some bigger rocks around, but the crappie need someplace to make their beds, so concentrate these types of banks. Also, dont always go where all the other boats are, look for smaller areas that dont have all the pressure. Sometimes this will help catch some of the bigger fish. Also, unless they are predicting some cloud cover, its best to hit the lake early or late, the fishing will slow down during the middle of the days when its a blue bird sky. A lot of fisherman will show up about 10 am, fish until 3 pm, and go home thinking everyone has been lying about the great fishing. You can still catch some fish during these times, but no doubt its better during the early and late times.

Color doesnt seem to matter much during the spawn, everyone has their favorite or their idea of what works better. I usually try to throw something with white or chartreuse in them, but throw what you have confidence in. Most of the time I will throw a 2 grub on a 1/16 oz head, but will go heavier if the wind is blowing to much.

The walleye fishing has been just about as hot as the crappie. If you are going to fish for walleye only, fish points and secondary pints close to the channels. Throw either a pony head or a lead head with of a night crawler, or you can throw a 2-3 inch grub on the lead head. Either one should work good. If you are crappie fishing and just want to try to pick up one for desert, just take off the bobber and fish the jig back through 8=10 foot of water. The walleye are just off the crappie spawning banks in the coves and around the main lake, if you are fishing the really shollow water up the rivers, this doesnt really work as well. This is the time of year that you can catch a limit of walleye. It might take some work to find the right points, but once you catch a walleye, figure out why.Look at the point, the type of bottom, the depth and duplicate it. Most of the walleye are hanging out in 6-12 foot of water.

Bass are spawning. Lots of beds lake wide. Your best bet is a jig in 3-8 foot of water and concentrate on laydowns and structure. For the trip of a lifetime come fish with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.



April 3, 2012


STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 868.07 Water Temp: 62 Degrees

Stockton Lake fish are biting! Crappie are biting in and around spawning areas on minnows and jigs. Standing timber helps. Walleye are biting crankbaits and jigs as well, especially in the Hutson Mills area. Bass are starting to spawn and can be caught site fishing as well as on senkos, and flukes in spawning pockets. The Carolina rig is working really well with lizards as well. Spinnerbaits when the wind blows is producing nicely as well.

For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.



STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT


Lake Level: 865.38 Water Temp: 52 Degrees


Spring has arrived and along with the weather Stockton fishing is king. Jigs fished on secondary points as well as spinnerbaits and the A-rig are taking lots of fish. Wind does help. Also the crappie fishing has turned on and they are moving shallower. Most bass are in staging areas at the mouths of spawning pockets. We have been catching lots of smaller fish in pockets with a crankbait and a weightless senko. Watermelon red has been the best color for the senko. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.


March 7, 2012

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 865.18 Water Temp: 44-46 Degrees

Alabama rigs and shad colored jerkbaits are king on Stockton Lake for catching big bass right now.. Transition banks and main lake and secondary points have been the ticket for us. Also we have been catching some nice largemouth bass on a jig and critter craw combination 10-15 deep in these same areas. Catching some nice walleye on jig/minnow rigs as well as jerk baits along the face of the dam and main lake points in the dam and mid lake area. Cloudy days or at night are best. Crappies are biting minnow and jigs over brush 20-25 feet deep and also on some transition banks as well. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.


February 1st, 2012

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 864.32 Water Temp: 41 Degrees

Jerk baits in clown colors and in shad patterns fished on transition banks is working really well right now on Stockton Lake. Catching a lot of sigh on transition banks on the main lake and in the creeks as well. An Alabama rig fished with yum money minnows is taking numbers, but the big fish are biting the jerk bait. If it is slick and no wind, a jig/frog combo fished 8-20 feet deep is the ticket. Catching some nice walleye on jig/minnow rigs as well as jerk baits. Crappies are biting minnow and jigs over brush 20-25 feet deep. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing TripStockton Lake


December 12, 2011


STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 862.6 Water Temp: 47 Degrees

Catching some really nice bass on jerkbaits as the water has cooled down considerably. Megabass and spro mcstick jerkbaits are working well. Clown and shad patterns are the best. Also catching some nice fish fishing a 5/16 oz jig in brown and green pumpkin colrs tipped with a pork trailer on bluff ends and channel banks. Crappie fishing is starting to produce on minnows and jigs around brush piles and pole timber. Dress warm and enjoy the great fishing right now. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.


October 13, 2011

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 862.05 Water Temp: 6 Degrees

The lake is still very low so please use caution when boating. The bass are biting spinnerbaits and shad colored strike king series 1.5 crankbaits shallow water still in pockets and on points. Buzzbaits fished early and on cloudy days is performing well also.. If it is cloudy they will bite it all day. The crappie fishing is decent with the best bite in and around brushpiles 12 to 25 deep. The key is to be around brush. Minnows as well as jigs are the baits of choice. Walleye fishing is picking up, with the best bait being nightcrawlers fished on points and main lake flats 6 to 12 deep. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.

October 3, 2011

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level: 862.16 Water Temp: 68 Degrees

The lake is very low so be careful, but the fishing is awesome. The bass are biting spinnerbaits and shad colored strike king series 1.5 crankbaits shallow water. Also early the bass will bite a quarter ounce white buzzbait till the sun gets overhead. If it is cloudy they will bite it all day. The crappie fishing is decent with the best bite in and around brushpiles 12 to 25 deep. Minnows as well as jigs are doing well. Walleye fishing is picking up, with the best bait being nightcrawlers fished on points and main lake flats 5 to 10 deep. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.

September 16, 2011

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT


Lake Level: 862.49 Water Temp: 72 Degrees

Still catching numbers of crappie 15 to 20 deep over the tops of brush piles. The walleye we are catching are biting jig and crawler combinations 16 to 24 feet deep on gravel flats and on points down by the dam. Bass are biting spooks and buzzbaits early and then we are catching them on cart/white spinnerbaits and strike king series 5 crankbaits in sexy shad colors. Also we are still catching some nice fish on a jig around cover in the river as well. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.
September 10, 2011


STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT


Lake Level: 862.76 Water Temp: 73 Degrees

Fishing over brush piles with minnows are taking nice crappie 15 to 20. The white bass are biting topwater and small white rooster trails thrown in and aroung points and main lake flats. The walleye bite is good with jig and nightcrawler combinations fished on gravel flats and main lake points 18 to 25 deep. Buzzbaits and spinnerbaits are taking bass early, then jigs and Carolina rigs fished around structure off of main lake points and flats produces well. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.

August 19, 2011


STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT


Lake Level: 863.60 Water Temp: 80 Degrees


Trolling flats and points with nightcrawlers on a harness is taking walleye in 18 of water. The crappie are biting minnows really well in 12 15 of water over brush piles on flats and points. Whte bass fishing has been great on rooster tail spinners and small white crankbaits along main lake flats and points. The bass fishing is still good in and around deep brush piles with red bug and watermelon candy plastic worms. Catching a few on a zara spook early in the same areas. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.

August 6, 2011

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level:864.14 Water Temp: 88 Degrees

Large plastic worms fished in deep brushpiles have been the deal here at Stockton Lake for bass for the last few weeks. Best worms have been lake fork ring worms in green pumpkin and red bug colors. Crappie are good on minnows in 18 to 20 fished over main lake brushpiles. The walleye have been busting night crawlers and jigs tipped with night crawlers on points and flats in 15 to 18 of water. The white bass are eating topwater plugs and white rooster tails throughout the lake on the surface, and suspended over flats. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.
July 19th, 2011

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level:866.67 Water Temp: 86.5 Degrees
Large plastic worms fished in deep brushpiles have been the deal here at Stockton Lake. Best worms have been lake fork ring worms in watermelon candy and red bug colors. Deep diving crankbaits in shad patterns have also been good early and late as well as if the wind blows. Off shore structure and submerged timber have been the ticket for crappie and a few walleyes. Minnows and some jigs have been the best bet. Bluegill and catfish are steady bites as well. The night fishing is heating up around the lake as well. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.

July 6th, 2011

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT
 

Lake Level:867.12 Water Temp: 84 Degrees

The fishing is changind daily. Night fishing has picked up. Walleye are very tough, but a few are being caught on main lake points on jigs and crawlers anyplace from 14 foot early to 25 foot later in the day. They are moving to the summer patterns and it's been a pretty tuff bite the past week.

Crappie are still hitting crankbaits 10 foot deep in 25 foot of water trolled about 1.5 mph. There are also a good number of fish moving to the brush piles in 18 to 25 foot of water.

Bass are excellent on large worms in deep brush piles lakewide. If you can locate the right brush pile, you can catch a large bass. Been a great 2 weeks of bass fishing!! If they don't hit the large worm, large jigs have been the second bait of choice, along with downisizing the worm. Best worms have been plum and red bug chompers and lucke strike ring worms. Pigsticker foot ball jigs in P&J have been working as well.
For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.



June 21, 2011

STOCKTON LAKE FISHING REPORT

Lake Level:868.38 Water Temp: 82 Degrees

The walleye fishing has been great down towards the dam on points with jig and minnow and jig and crawler rigs. Catching numbers as well as a few big ones. The bass are biting football jigs on points, humps, and ledges 15-25 deep. The worm bite in the trees is turning on as well. Best bite has been in sons creek and the little sac arm of the lake. We are catching bass flipping 8 ring worms in red bug and red shad colors around pole timber on flats near the channel. Crappie are biting good early and late on minnows and some jigs. Most of the fish have been suspended. For the trip of a lifetime on Stockton Lake come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips.

 

     

 

Bgft_06
 

Branson Missouri Fishing Guide Services | Missouri Trout Fishing | Branson Bass Fishing 

 

     

Branson Guided Fishing Trips
179 Earlbrook RD
Branson, MO 65616
Call: 417-224-5108
Contact Form:
Emai:
info@bransonguidedfishingtrips.com

    Sitemap | 2014 Outdoor and Marine Enterprises, LLC.

 

bgft_08