Lake Taneycomo

Tip of the week 

With streamer patterns, use intermediate sink leaders or sinking tip lines with 4X tippet and cast across the stream on and allow the fly to sink and swing with the current. In high water indicator rigs with heavy shot and dropper rigs with San Juan worms fish deep are a good way to go. With no generation look for moving water, drop offs and deeper water. Use 6x tippet and the lightest indicator possible, good choices are big dry flies and palsas. Zebra midges are a food staple at Taneycomo, but plan to change colors and depths to keep the fish hooking up. These fish turn on and off to color depending on where you are fishing the river. Scuds work well in the outlet area near the dam and hatchery.

Seven-day forecast 

Good weather projected for this time of the year through Thursday. Friday it will cool down into the 40s. Prediction for some showers over the weekend. Temperatures warm enough that it will probably be too warm for any other type of precipitation. Next week is looking like 40s most of the week. Fishing is and will continue to be good to very good. When the water has been off for a couple days, it will be very good on the second day for those wanting to get out and wade fish. On these bright days, the holographic crackleback or the Primrose & Pearl Midge are going to be winners. Most of the reports we are hearing on scuds is small. Color will just depend on the day, so try both the tan and gray. You can always call us for an update or keep checking the schedules and real time for generation. A link to that information and phone numbers is available on our website. (Click on River Run Outfitters at the top of the page and the link to "Visit our Website" for current trip reports and pictures and generation schedules.)

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