Fishing Report


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.

20,000 cfs running again today.  More boats braved the swift water and had some fun up below the dam.  White anything just as long as you get it to the bottom.  A couple of guests said the double 1/8th ounce jig trick worked for them.

I drifted night crawlers and minnows from the resort down to the Landing this afternoon and found a few of hot spots.  The first was at Taneycomo Acres boat ramp area, the next was down at Monkey Island, caught a nice rainbow at the railroad bridge and the best stretch was starting at Scotty's dock and drifting to the bridge on the Branson side.  No...


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