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 in the mid teens New Years Day. A couple cold days followed, but we are now in the 40s most of the days. Unfortunately, this weekend looks like a couple days in the upper 20s or low to mid 30s. Next week is up and down from 40 one day to upper 20s the next day. By next weekend, we might see a upper 40s and low 50s weekend. Fishing should just start getting better, especially with the cold weather we have had and the lake turning. Midges of any kind almost work during this time of the year as well as the scuds. 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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