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 

More cold weather. Fishing will just continue to be good to excellent. No generation or low generation days will, of course, be best. Midges, Primrose & Pearl, ruby, black copperhead and copper dun will be very effective. If you see any subsurface activity, try a red or dark olive size 16-18 soft hackle. Of course, when all else fails, throw an olive bugger. On these bright days, the holographic crackleback. Most of the reports we are hearing on scuds is still small and the past couple of days, in addition to the tan and gray colors, the dead scud, orange, has been working. 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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