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 

Temperatures continue to be in the 70s-80s. Chances for rain mainly Tuesday and Wednesday. However, they totally missed the weather for this weekend as they predicted rain most of the weekend and we have received very little. If the water is off during the week, fishing will be excellent. The water was off most of yesterday and projected to be off most of today, Monday and Tuesday. They turned it on earlier today than projected. The good news is that they ran it for a few hours and have turned it off again. With the water off the black copperhead midge and the ruby 2 midge were working. Stripping something olive, such as a wooly, the tiger tail, JQ, or crackleback would be good. Of course, the tan or gray scuds are a sure bet, especially up nearer the dam. 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 an generation schedules.)

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