The heaviest lunker in Table Rock's B.A.S.S. history weighed 9-5 and was caught by Mark Pack during the 1999 Missouri Invitational. In 2005, Aaron Martens caught a 9-0 on Day 2 of the Bassmaster Tour event, paving the way to his first AOY (he clinched it on the final day of that tournament). The biggest Elite Series bass in Table Rock history was just 4-14 by Randy Howell in 2006.
The previous Elite event on Table Rock was almost certainly the toughest in Elite history. It was in mid-September (when weights are traditionally low) and Todd Faircloth won with just 50-9 — the fourth lowest winning weight ever. One hundred and one anglers caught just 12 limits on Day 1 and 16 on Day 2. Only the Sabine River (2012) came close to that level of futility (and Faircloth won that one, too — he's at his best when the fishing's tough). Table Rock in 2006 posted the worst Bassing Average in Elite history at 2.4091.
Thankfully there were a few empty boat stalls in the nearest private dock when the storm hit us on Table Rock Lake.
The storm over Table Rock leaves anglers seeking cover.
Chris Lane and Bassmaster Marshal Josh Falke got off the water at the Bass Pro Marina in Long Creek.
David Mullins has a limit in the boat. Just as the rain hits. - MarshalWayne Crowder