"When is the very best time to fish for trout on Lake Taneycomo?" That's a question I am asked quite a bit, and my answer is always the same -- December! And the fishing right now proves that out!! It's been very good.
Generation on Lake Taneycomo the last few weeks have been fairly consistent. There's been some flow but not much. When dam officials do run water, it's in the mornings and/or evenings for a couple of hours. There are exceptions (of course). No real pattern to the day of the week, but they've been running from a half unit to two units all day and night. But again, that's may be one day a week. Colder...
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.