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With the heat of summer upon us, the generators are kicking in.  We've only seen low 90's so far, but during the week the dam operators are wasting no time bringing the...

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Lake Levels and Generation:  Probably the most important part of this fishing report is, "What is the water doing?"  That's been the emphasis of my reporting since May 1st when we saw the third highest water release from Table Rock Dam - 63,000 c.f.s (cubic feet per second.)

 

It's amazing to see so many big trout caught the last few days.  The Corps have had to open more flood gates because of rain over the weekend at Table Rock and Beaver Lakes but it's just made fishing better on Lake Taneycomo.  More and more threadfin shad have come over the gates from Table Rock giving our trout (and other species of fish) lots of eat.  

I explain in today's One Cast what they're running here on Lake Taneycomo as far as flow and how fishing is on the lake.  If you're fishing below Fall Creek, the best fishing is down close to the resort drifting with night crawlers.

 

Same flow today.  More fishing guides out today and most are reporting fishing is good.  But those without guides are having trouble catching trout.  The main reason is not getting the bait to the bottom and keeping it there.  With this much current plus depth, you must put on enough weight to keep whatever you're using on the bottom.  That's where the slower water is, that's where the fish are.

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