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Top Table Rock baits

Find out which bass baits performed best on Table Rock Lake in prespawn conditions.

For the third stop of the Elite Series season, anglers took to the waters of Table Rock Lake. Fish on “The Rock” were in prespawn mode with smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass feeding heavily on crawfish and dying shad. Find out which prespawn baits were top performers for champ Mike McClelland and the rest of the Top 12.
Photo: Seigo Saito - For the third stop of the Elite Series season, anglers took to the waters of Table Rock Lake. Fish on “The Rock” were in prespawn mode with smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass feeding heavily on crawfish and dying shad. Find out which prespawn baits were top performers for champ Mike McClelland and the rest of the Top 12.
Mark Davis’ weapon of choice was a Strike King Menace on a Biffle hard head.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Mark Davis’ weapon of choice was a Strike King Menace on a Biffle hard head.
The Hack Attack — Greg Hackney — made the Top 5 on Table Rock by throwing a Strike King KVD 1.5 crankbait.
Photo: Mike Suchan - The Hack Attack — Greg Hackney — made the Top 5 on Table Rock by throwing a Strike King KVD 1.5 crankbait.
He also supplemented the KVD 1.5 with a Swimming Caffeine Shad.
Photo: Mike Suchan - He also supplemented the KVD 1.5 with a Swimming Caffeine Shad.
Cliff Prince sacked a 19-pound, 10-ounce bag on Day 2 of the event and that catapulted him into the Top 12.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Cliff Prince sacked a 19-pound, 10-ounce bag on Day 2 of the event and that catapulted him into the Top 12.
Prince used a X-Calibur Perfect 8 jerkbait to find success on Table Rock Lake.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Prince used a X-Calibur Perfect 8 jerkbait to find success on Table Rock Lake.
Brandan Palaniuk used a Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait to catch his fish throughout the event. Palaniuk made crucial catches late on Day 3 in order to qualify for the final day of competition.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Brandan Palaniuk used a Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait to catch his fish throughout the event. Palaniuk made crucial catches late on Day 3 in order to qualify for the final day of competition.
Jeff Kriet threw a Big Bite Cane Thumper (small version) and a Ki-Tech Swimming impact on light jig heads. He would switch between slowly swimming his baits back and fishing them standard by dragging them.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Jeff Kriet threw a Big Bite Cane Thumper (small version) and a Ki-Tech Swimming impact on light jig heads. He would switch between slowly swimming his baits back and fishing them standard by dragging them.
Bill Lowen mixed in three flat-sided crankbaits to jump into the Top 12 for the event. His main lures consisted of a Lazer Lure, Ima Shaker and a PH custom crankbait. Crawfish was his favorite color to use while he also mixed in some shad patterns as well.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Bill Lowen mixed in three flat-sided crankbaits to jump into the Top 12 for the event. His main lures consisted of a Lazer Lure, Ima Shaker and a PH custom crankbait. Crawfish was his favorite color to use while he also mixed in some shad patterns as well.
Edwin Evers successfully used his Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait to finish 6th place in the event.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Edwin Evers successfully used his Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait to finish 6th place in the event.
For the majority of the weekend, Mike McClelland had a 1-2 punch between a Spro McStick 110 and 115 jerkbait in colors like Clear/Chartreuse and Natural Herring. His second punch came from a Wiggle Wart in Phantom Brown and Orange colors predominantly.
Photo: Mike Suchan - For the majority of the weekend, Mike McClelland had a 1-2 punch between a Spro McStick 110 and 115 jerkbait in colors like Clear/Chartreuse and Natural Herring. His second punch came from a Wiggle Wart in Phantom Brown and Orange colors predominantly.
Aaron Martens did his damage by throwing a Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait, as well as an old school Wiggle Wart.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Aaron Martens did his damage by throwing a Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait, as well as an old school Wiggle Wart.
Jared Lintner predominantly used a Wiggle Wart and was fishing in less than 6 feet of water.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Jared Lintner predominantly used a Wiggle Wart and was fishing in less than 6 feet of water.
Kevin Hawk threw moving baits on the first two days of the event, but with the weather changes he found his best success using a 4X4 3/4-ounce football jig (Hawks Prey color) with a double-tail Yamamoto grub trailer.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Kevin Hawk threw moving baits on the first two days of the event, but with the weather changes he found his best success using a 4X4 3/4-ounce football jig (Hawks Prey color) with a double-tail Yamamoto grub trailer.
Mark Davis caught hundreds of fish over the four-day event by swimming a Strike King Menace on a Biffle hard head.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Mark Davis caught hundreds of fish over the four-day event by swimming a Strike King Menace on a Biffle hard head.
Kevin VanDam kept his jerkbait hidden as he found success with his custom Strike King Signature Series (3-hook version in Crystal Shad) jerkbait, using a fast cadence.
Photo: Mike Suchan - Kevin VanDam kept his jerkbait hidden as he found success with his custom Strike King Signature Series (3-hook version in Crystal Shad) jerkbait, using a fast cadence.