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 

Looks like great weather ahead. Low to mid-70s and no rain. We expect at least low flow most of the day and bumping it up later in afternoon. You will do well, especially up near the dam with size 16 and smaller gray scuds. Black ants and occasionally a hopper pattern are working along the bank if you want to have some fun. The tiger tail pattern or a good sculpin pattern for stripping has probably been our most productive. With the moving water, we have been using a 4 to 5 ips sinking leader. 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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