Fishing Report


While fall colors are emerging on the Taneycomo lakefront, the generation pattern  has stayed the same.  The only variance has been how much water has been kicked on about 3 p.m. every day.  That amount is somewhere between 65 and 150 megawatts or  from just over one unit up to three full units.  Then the water has been back off by dark or 7 p.m.

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As Table Rock nears the magic lake level of 918 feet, we all wait with baited breath to see if the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers is going to change its generation patterns.  Will they start running less water?  Shutting it off at night?  We will see very soon.


August 6 ~~ Generation has remained about the same for the last several weeks. If nothing else, it's increased in volume. Table Rock continues to drop slowly and steadily--it's now dropped almost to 924 feet. Beaver Lake is still hovering around 1129 feet and Bull Shoals has dropped only a foot the past week to 689 feet. Reminder: Bull Shoals need to drop below 680 feet before they can work on Powersite Dam.

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It's been a while since my last written fishing report, mainly because water conditions and fishing hasn't changed that much in the last few weeks. If anything, catching has become tougher for most people. The best dock fishing and wade fishing below the dam has been narrowed down to late night and early morning -- and I mean 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.. That's when the water has been shut down, at least during...


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