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 are going to be in the mid 70s tomorrow, and mid to upper 80s Thursday through the weekend. Next week looks like back into the 90s. Also have chances of rain tomorrow and Thursday. Not much in the way of rain through mid next week. So far, the generation schedule has been off in the morning, then on some time last morning or early afternoon. That trend will probably continue. Would be nice if they would turn it off for the weekends. We will see basically, the same patterns and techniques working. I would throw a stimulator or hopper pattern out there again the edges as they should start being a player any day now. Good oxygen level and water temperatures are in the mid 40s. 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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