Fishing Report

Fall Taneycomo Lookout

Yes, it's cold here on Lake Taneycomo this morning. The Ozarks isn't sheltered from the cold arctic air that blew in last night across the Midwest. While warmwater fish like bass and crappie might become dormant as it gets cooler, trout thrive on cold. It's just hard on us anglers, right?!

Very little generation has occurred this past week here on Lake Taneycomo. Not even a little "fish water" in the evenings, which we usually see this time of year.

underwater rainbow

Generation on Lake Taneycomo is less than it was a week ago. Right now water is running only in the evenings for a short time, with a few exceptions. The water temperature remains at 49 degrees.

Autumn 1

Generation on Lake Taneycomo still hasn't changed much. If anything, a little less water is running in the afternoons with less volume. The water temperature is the same -- 48-49 degrees coming through the turbines, and oxygen seems to be staying at high levels -- all good for trout fishing.

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Nice rainbow caught on a white jig this week on Lake Taneycomo.

Generation patterns have remained the same for well over a month here on Lake Taneycomo, even though typically this time of year a restriction is usually put on the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers as how much water can be run through Table Rock Dam. The water has been off most mornings, coming on about 1 p.m., building to four units by 4 p.m. and gradually...


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