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Table Rock Lake is one of the premiere fishing lakes in the country. It is world renowned for producing dramatic stringers of its three species of black bass; Largemouth, Smallmouth and Kentucky Spotted Bass. It also has a good population of White Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Bluegill and a growing number of Walleye as well. It is truly a fisherman’s paradise.

“I caught 5 different kinds of fish in one day on Table Rock. I don’t know if I have ever caught more than 2 different kinds any other day in my life – It was AMAZING !”

- Walter P., Kansas City, Mo.

Table Rock Lake plays host to several top professional tournament tours for Bass and Crappie. Although many anglers love to fish Table Rock Lake in the spring and fall seasons due to the great fishing mixed with mild temperatures, the truth is that Table Rock Lake produces great fishing days all year long. Some of the biggest bass caught on Table Rock Lake are taken in the winter months; and night fishing during the summer months can be a new and unique way for many anglers to experience the fun fishing that Table Rock has to offer.

“I don’t know how many deer and bald eagles we saw today, but it was a lot. This place is just gorgeous”

- Janet B., Denver, Co.



Table Rock Lake, situated in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Hills, is a highland reservoir with deep, clear water that provides a day full of unique view changes both above and below the water. Due to its extreme geographic and shoreline diversity, Table Rock fishes differently than most other lakes in the country. The fish can be either in a few feet of water or they can be in fifty feet of water depending on the time of year, temperature, weather patterns and hydroelectric generation at the dam. Understanding how all of these variables impact the fish and your day of fishing can prove very challenging to the first time or occasional visitor. Learning about all of these factors from an experienced and patient guide at the beginning of your stay can result in your fishing trip being much more of a success than it might be without this local knowledge.

“One Professional Bass Tour has named its tournament here THE RUMBLE AT THE ROCK, in reference to the fact that fishing can be tough sometimes, even for the pros.”

If you would like to truly enjoy a great day of fishing on Table Rock Lake, allow me to do the work and use my experience and love of fishing to help you have a fun, exciting and successful day of fishing. After 40 years of fishing, my personal passion really is teaching people how to fish. I love nothing more than to see a person catch their first good bass or the trophy of a lifetime. Second to that would be to see an out of area professional tournament fisherman place high in a local event after doing their lake pre-fish under my guidance. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned tournament professional, Indian Point Guide Service can help you catch more and bigger fish.

“My first day fishing with Jamie on Table Rock Lake was great. We caught more bass on a January day than I’ve caught by myself on a perfect spring day on Table Rock.”

- Scott M., Little Rock, Ar.

Hi, my name is Jamie Kowalsky. I was born and raised in Hometown Illinois. (Yes, Hometown really was my Hometown) I remember as a kid waking up early on the weekends just so I could watch Virgil Ward on TV. Nobody could figure out how I came to love fishing like I did as I had only fished once as a young child, however in my early teens our family moved down to Wilmington Illinois where I started fishing the Kankakee River and there on that small rural country river a true fishing passion was born. A few years later I joined the South Wilmington Sportsman’s Club where I started bass fishing in a much more organized fashion – and I knew I was hooked for life.

At the young (and maybe a bit impetuous) age of 25 I quit my job, bought a motor home and went on the road fishing tournaments full time. I was soon living the life that most only dream about; all the while, gaining valuable fishing experience all over the country that would serve me (and you) very well in the years to come.

In 1986 while fishing a tournament on Truman Lake in Missouri (just a short distance from Table Rock Lake) I met the owner of Bucksaw Marina (who, in his most infinite wisdom) saw me as an experienced and passionate fisherman with enthusiasm to spare and invited me to guide for his marina. Shortly thereafter, I moved to Truman Lake and started my professional guiding career.

“Jamie is approaching his 25th year of professional guiding on Missouri bass lakes.”

In 1990 I moved south and began guiding full time on nearby Bull Shoals lake. Following a successful 10 years there, I relocated to Table Rock Lake and have been here every since.

Table Rock Lake is now my permanent home. I live just steps from the water’s edge and I fish it between 250 and 300 days a year. Even when I’m not guiding I’m out there fishing. These fish are always moving and doing something new and different. I like to stay on top of the fishing conditions so my clients have the best chance of having a successful fishing trip.

As you can see fishing has been a huge part of my life. I guarantee I will do all I can to make your fishing trip a fun and successful experience here on Table Rock Lake.

Some guides treat their business……… well, maybe a little too much like a business. Fishing is my passion and whether I did it for a living or not, I’d still be out here doing it anyway.

Give me a call or drop me an e-mail and LET’S GO CATCH SOME FISH !

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