Fishing Report

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Generation has been interesting this week. And for that reason, I have delayed writing my report because as soon as I get one written, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers turns on eight flood gates and everything changes. So I'm going to try to get it all in before the next change.


There's been very little generation on Lake Taneycomo for three full days now. This does one thing to at least the upper lake here -- it warms up the water.  Daytime temperatures have been in the upper 60's to upper 70's and sunny, so the surface water temperature here at our dock is now is 56.6 degrees, up from 43 when the water runs.

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Yesterday marked the first day that the water was completely down, with no generation on Lake Taneycomo, in more than a month. This was a welcomed sight for at least fly fishermen who like to wade below the dam. I think this establishes a new pattern we might see for a few days.  We might see even less generation for the weekend, too.

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We have had a wild pre-spring season so far. Several big rain events have sent lots of water into the White River system, which goes right through to Lake Taneycomo. It's not unusual to see this. I keep reminding myself, "my lake is a tailwater." We have to deal with whatever is sent our way.


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