Lake Taneycomo


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 

Cool start today (low 30s), but we expect 60s tomorrow, moving into the 70s by the weekend. Biggest chance for more rain comes again on Sunday but it is slight. It looks like generation will continue for several more days. Best bet to catch fish is going to be out of a boat. There are a few spots where you might pick up some fish without a boat, but those are definitely few and far between. We will continue to see most of the same patterns continue to work. 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.)

Must Have Flies 
Bead Body Scud gray or tan 12-20 Buy from
Micro Egg peach or chartreuse 16 Buy from
Woolly Bugger olive 10-14 Buy from
Vernille San Juan Worm red, pink 12-16 Buy from

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