Special Note: As of Mar. 1 new regulations go into effect that impact on fishing Lake Taneycomo. A Trout Permit is required in addtion to a Fishing Permit to fish upper Lake Taneycomo between the Highway 65 Bridge and Table Rock Dam, the daily limit for trout has been reduced to four, and the total possession limit has been reduced to eight. See the article entitled "New
Editors General Comments: Feb 27 0650 Four Generators on, Taneycomo is at 710.3 and Table Rock is 914.5. Feb 21 1235 Four Generators on, Taneycomo is at 710.0 and Table Rock is 914.9 Feb 20 0625 two Generators on, Taneycomo is at 706.48 and Table Rock is 915.1.The pattern of late would be to jack it up to four pretty quick but with todays mild temperature forcast that might not be the case. Very little affects the fishing on LakeTaneycomo like the generation of power at the Table Rock Dam. Call 417-336-5083 for up to the moment information on generation and lake levels or click here.
Fly Fishing Only by River Run Outfitters Feb 21 Boat out Friday and they had a pretty good day. Found fish up on the grassy area of the island across from KOA camp ground and a few in the channel behind the island. Did our best below the Pointe Royale island on the main lake side. Caught most of our fish on the size 16 red tunghead midge. Also found a new lay-up on the Pointe side downstream and about 1/2 mile up from the stairs going down to the water from Fall Creek. A nice cutback is created there when the water is high. Real calm water for the fish to lay in. Tough fishing from the main lake side as you have to mend constantly due to the extreme variations in the water speeds Had a boat out yesterday and it was tough early in the day. Improved in the afternoon and they caught 20-25 fish or so, mainly on the red midge. For you night owls or early risers, fishing has been good, especially early in the a.m. with the water off. Look for rising fish. Fishers have been catching fish on dry flies early in the morning, especially with this warm weather! Otherwise, when the water starts running, do the go-to red
Fly Fishing and Spin Fishing By Chartered Waters Guide Service and Fly Shop - Feb 17th - Customers from yesterday reported that today- they had boated a couple of rainbows over 18" both coming on that new Scud, the McKenna Scud in a #12 gray and a lot of smaller fish. They were using the deep drift technique with spinning rods.
Gary's Comments - Feb. 26 Experiemented using 5 weight fly rod with a seven foot sinking tip, Rio Powerflex Core Super Sink with a sinking rate of 5.6 ips, and five feet of Ovis Mirage 5x tippet. Put a BB shot about 18 inches up from the size a gray nitro scud, tied by Brett Rader of Chartered Waters and did pretty well as long as I could keep it close to the botton and the wind didn't blow me against the current. Were I doing it again with that much water I'd use 7.6 ips sinking tip. Caught about 7 in an hour with four going. Feb. 18 Fished for about an hour between 1130 and 1215. Used the #2 ESB Slip Bobber set at 15 feet, shot with 3 AB shot. One just above the 5 x Orvis Mirage tippet on the main line and two about 12 inches above the size 12 Coral Scud. Kept the boat in about 10 feet of water and cast to the side and slightly ahead of the drifting boat. .
Guide Bob Klein: Feb. 26- Bob Klein, of "Bob's Guide Service" indicates no change. Fishing excellent from the dam to Fall Creek with generation heavy - drifting egg flies or #5 silver flatfish or #5 floating Rapelas. From Fall Creek to Branson - nightcrawlers or bubblegum power eggs on a 1/4 oz. drift rig. From Branson to Rockaway Beach - drifting bubblegum power eggs. Fishing is excellent but a lot of small fish being caught. (Editors note: Bob does all of his fishing from a boat.)
Water Off Conditions (not generating power from Table Rock Dam) - Air injected night crawlers or
Water On Conditions - Orange and Chartreuse Power eggs with the Chartreuse on shank of hook and the Orange on tip, white Power Eggs, or inflated night crawlers bounced off the bottom using the standard "Lake Taneycomo Drift Rig." which is readily available at all Marinas and most resorts on the Lake.