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Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report

3/30/2018


Well, we got much needed rain, and they are running some water here on lake taneycomo here in Branson, Missouri. The trout are biting extremely well for this Branson Fishing Guide Service. Below fall creek drifting gulp power eggs in pink/white, and orange/white combinations are working well and taking lots of trout. Using jig n float combinations with berkley trout worms (pink and white colors) are doing very good as well. 8 ft leader has been key. Starting to catch a few trout in the larger creeks down lake as well. Above fall creek we have been catching lots of trout on peach egg and size 14 grey scud patterns under a float as well as on drift rigs if the water is cranking. Early in the mornings white shad flies are taking some big bows and a few browns. The ruby midge is a saving grace fished under a float on a tough day also.

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LAKE TANEYCOMO FISHING REPORT

09/20/2017

Well the fishing here on Branson Missouri's Lake Taneycomo is very good. Fall is nearing and the trout know it. In the upper end of the lake our best flies have been small (#20-22) gray scuds, cracklebacks (#16), P&P or rusty Zebra Midge (#18), foam beetles and ants and black or olive wooly buggers (#16). Also brown or olive sculpins have been catching fish too. Even some bass have been hooked below the dam fishing streamers. I've done pretty good fly fishing, using a red Zebra Midge (#16) under an indicator 3-4 feet deep, fishing from the Narrows down to Fall Creek when the water is off, 6x tippet.

Below Fall Creek, the pink Berkley's power worm is STILL king! It's amazing how well this bait has worked for so long. Almost all our guides fish it because it works!! 200 yards above lilleys our clients catch rainbow after rainbow. One needs to stay in the shade of the bluff when the sun comes out. The trout are even biting good during the day in bright sunlight! Also our clients caught over a hundred rainbows on spoons (Cleo 1/8th ounce) in the Branson Landing area a couple of days ago. It was a fish on every cast. Night crawlers and PowerBaits still are catching trout too. Again, we haven't seen much of any slow-downs this season. I believe it's because of the warmer water. Our fish are more active and need to feed most of the time to keep their strength. This also helps the food base, minnows, sculpins and bugs.
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LAKE TANEYCOMO FISHING REPORT

06/21/2017

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 power up to max on the hotdays. This morning they were up to four units, bringing the lake up to 708.5 feet before 7a.m..

We've been trying to figure out in what ways the lake's bottom has changed. It's hard because we can't see down very far into the water. But it seems from the Narrows up lake, there's not much change. The Narrows usually change during these high water events. There are some big trees lodged in the channel now, big ones! And when the water is running, you have to be extra careful when drifting through. As far as the bottom, it's too early to tell.
On down lake, it seems like there's not much of a change. Fall Creek area may have changed some, but we'll see.

Lake temperature is holding at 57 degrees. Our water is still off color with visibility at about four feet. There's quite a bit of green algae flowing through the turbines from Table Rock, which is nothing more than a pain. The trout actually will eat the algae and, I've been told, get some nutrition out of it.
The flood gates were open at Table Rock Dam for 30 days, and all that time, warmwater fish were spilling over into our coldwater fishery. We've been catching smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass, blue gill, red ear blue gill, crappie, white bass and walleye from the cable below the dam all the way to Fall Creek.

We have been fishing with 1/8th-ounce white/gray jigs, four-pound line and working the banks. Fishing a white 1/8th ounce jig against the banks, working the slack or eddy water, and catching a lot of fish, all kinds. But I wouldn't hesitate to try another color -- sculpin, black, black/olive, ginger and sculpin/ginger. If you get out when they're not running as much water, say one unit at 705 feet, I'd throw the same colors but drop to a 3/32nd-ounce jig. If you're using two-pound line, you could throw a 1/16th-ounce jig. The fish seem like they want to chase, we have also been working a small- to medium-sized stick bait.

Drifting with a variety of flies in the trophy area has been good, including shad flies, scuds (#12 - #16 gray), San Juan Worms (cerise, pink), egg flies (peach, red) and leaches (#12 purple, brown).

Starting at Fall Creek, drifting with bait has been very good. Actually drifting from there clear down past the Landing has been top notch.

We're using a lot of Power Eggs, not the Gulp, in all colors. The Gulp Eggs slide off so easily while the regular eggs are more rubbery and stay on much better. Now if the water isn't running or running slowly, I'd say go with Gulp because of the scent, but since the water is cranking now, go with the regular eggs. Night crawlers are are catching some bigger fish for us on most days.


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Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report

August 28, 2013

Lake Level: 701.5 to 708.5 Water Temp: 48 Degrees Water Clarity: Clear

The summer heat is on, and so is the Rainbow and Brown trout fishing here in Branson, Missouri. Water generation has been off most of the day, and then water is turned on and generated for four to six hours in the afternoon early evening.

Above Fall Creek, casting gold and silver 1/8 oz kastmaster and little cleo spoons is taking chunky trout when water is on or off. Early jig n float combos with micro jigs in sculpin colors are taking numbers of trout from small to large. When the sun gets up #14 and #16 midges in black/ copper & primrose/pearl colors spaced 18 to 24 under a strike indicator are taking numbers of rainbow and brown trout as well.

Below Fall Creek to the Landing, drifting night crawlers filled with air on a drift rig are producing numbers of trout when the water is running. Fishing trout magnets in cotton candy and gulp eggs in pink or orange rigged on 1/100 oz jig heads are taking numbers of wiley rainbow and brown trout. Anchoring on flats and bait fishing with inflated crawlers has been taking plenty if trout along with a few big browns.

Stop by Lilleys Landing and take care of all your tackle needs at their heavily stocked tackle shop. See Phil, Darrin, or Lisa and they can get you fixed up.

For the trip of a lifetime on Lake Taneycomo, come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips in Branson, Missouri. CATCH FISH GUARANTEED!

Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report



June 10, 2013

Lake Level: 706.76 Water Temp: 45 Degrees Water Clarity: Clear

Lake Taneycomo, located in Branson, Missouri has Rainbow and Brown Trout willing to bite. There has been a lot of generation due to heavy rain in the area, but that has not stopped the trout from biting.

Above Fall Creek, trout are biting peach colored eggs and #14 and #16 grey and olive scuds. Fish these baits on either a fly rod or a spinning rod. Some days you might have to use a longer leader if generation is heavy. Micro jigs in pink and white colors have been working well under strike indicator as well. A few nice browns taking a #11 Rapala jerk bait worked in current on overcast days or early as well.

Below Fall Creek to the Landing, drifting night crawlers filled with air on a drift rig are producing bigger trout, while pink and yellow gulp power bait are producing numbers. A salmon fix colored trout magnet fished 9 under a float are taking plenty of nice rainbows as well.

Stop by Lilleys Landing and take care of all your tackle needs at their heavily stocked tackle shop. See Phil, Darrin, or Lisa and they can get you fixed up.

For the trip of a lifetime on Lake Taneycomo, come take a trip with us at Branson Guided Fishing Trips in Branson, Missouri. CATCH FISH GUARANTEED!

 
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