Table Rock Lake was noted as one of the Top 10 Bass Getaways by Bassmaster Magazine.  The James River Arm of Table Rock Lake is a prime bass fishing area.  That is why many tournaments are held here.

The "Wednesday Amateur Buddy Bass Tournament" is our weekly membership tournament for all amateur fishermen, and starts back up on March 5th, 2014. Membership is a one time fee of $10 on first sign up. Take off is at 7:00am and weigh in is at 2:00pm. Entry fee: $40 per team; one person can fish as a team. Circuit, Semi-Pro, and Pro bass fishermen who have earned more than $3,000 in one fiscal year from money tournaments including prizes of value will not be eligible to fish amateur contests. Three (3) fish limit with a one (1) pound penalty for every dead fish weighed in per boat. The tournament will pay one place for every three (3) boats entered. Fish Off will be May 14th, 2014. Teams or individuals must fish five (5) tournaments (not counting the Fish Off) to qualify for the Fish Off. Information and questions can be answered by calling the Cape Fair Marina store at 417-538-4163 or tournament director Stan White at 417-255-3774.

Our "Sunday Open Buddy Bass Tournament" is your typical amateur bass tournament open to all tournament fishermen. This tournament starts back up March 2nd, 2014, and will run through May 11, 2014 - which is the Fish Off. Hours: 7:00am till 2:00pm weigh in. This is a four (4) bass limit tournament with a one (1) lb penalty for every dead fish weighed in per boat. Entry fee: $40 per team. One person can fish as a team. The tournament will pay one (1) place for every four (4) boats entered. Registration will be accepted on the day of each tournament up until 6:50am. All persons prior to fishing must sign a membership and liability release when entering the first tournament. Membership is $10 per person. Information and questions can be answered by calling the Cape Fair Marina store at 417-538-4163 or tournament director Stan White at 417-255-3774.

Download and print out the rules and registration forms below to bring along to your first tournament.

Wednesday Buddy Bass Info and Rules

Sunday Open Buddy Bass Info and Rules

Registration Form


Other upcoming tournaments hosted at Cape Fair Marina:

ABC Supply Company Customer Appreciation Tournament: April 12th, 2014. Contact person: Jeff Durr at 417-844-5277

Barry County D.A.R.E. Benefit Tournament. April 26th, 2014. Entry fee: $50 per boat with a 70% payback. Start at 7:00am, weigh in at 3:00pm.

Witchita Police and Fire Buddy Bass Tournament: May 1st, and 2nd, 2014. Exclusive tournament.

Stone County Friday Night Buddy Bass: starts April 25th, 2014. Entry fee is $35. Start at 7:00am and weigh in at 1:30pm.

Crane Creek Bassmasters. On Saturday nights. This is a weekly tournament starts in May and ends in September. Entry fee: $35. Start at 7:00pm, weigh in at 1:30am.

Eagles Club Fundraiser: May 31st, 2014. Start 7:00am and weigh in at 3:00pm. Contact person: Roger @ 417-527-2366.

Tournament of Champion Boats Tournament: October 11th, 2014. There will be booth displays, boat demos on the lake, and an auction and supper on Friday the 10th, with breakfast at Koppie's before the take off in the morning of the tournament.

You can get details about any of these tournaments and register at the Cape Fair Marina store:
Phone 417-538-4163 Or email

Cape Fair Marina has Tournament Facilities available for your tournament.  Included are the following:

            • A roofed 12' x 12' weigh-in station
            • A digital scale
            • A stainless steel sink and table
            • Two angler bag holding tanks
            • 500 gallon holding and release tank with windows for crowd viewing of the fish while the fish are weighed
            • Electricity
            • Miscellaneous measuring tools
            • Boat number chips
            • Clock
            • Weigh In bags
            • A large score board
            • Boat parking during sign-up and weigh-in