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  1. It's time to celebrate! Two things have happened this week that should cause any trout fishermen on Lake Taneycomo to rejoice. The first is that Table Rock Lake has turned completely over -- our water is now a little colder and rich in oxygen. Secondly, Table Rock Lake has dropped below its seasonal power pool, and generation has slowed to a minimal flow. And I think we should start to see periods of no generation any day. With the turn over, we're seeing some turbidity in our water again just like we witnessed a few weeks ago. This is normal and will clear up in the coming weeks.
    4 points
  2. January is almost half gone, and we've yet to see any down water on Lake Taneycomo. Table Rock Lake had lowered to 913 feet, two feet below powerpool, but after a couple of rains, it has jumped up to over 916 feet. Beaver Lake is in better shape at only one foot over pool, but water is running at Beaver Dam 24/7 which is adding to Table Rock's volume. Today, Table Rock's flow bumped up from two to three units, 6,000 to 9,600 cubic feet of water per second. Table Rock has crested and is starting to fall just a bit. I would guess we'll see this flow for about a week, then a dropping in
    3 points
  3. I've taken some time off from writing the Lake Taneycomo fishing report, but then not much has happened to change how our fish have been biting. The generation rate has not changed in over a month. Operators have been running between 2,500 and 3,500 cubic feet of water per second (or from a half to a full unit), 24/7. Water quality is excellent with no major changes in lake levels. We have, though, received rain in the last couple of days. The Beaver watershed received the most - about 2-3 inches, while about two inches has fallen in the Table Rock watershed. And because of the rains
    3 points
  4. Unedited... I wanted to get this out because there's some interesting info about small rainbows and the shocking survey from last night. I may add more and of course, some might be edited after Marsha gets through with it Generation has all but halted on Lake Taneycomo this week, something we haven't seen for a couple of years! With no flow comes the new reality of what the lake now looks like at low water... and it's changed quite a bit. We have noticed that the lake seems lower than it used to be, but again, it's been a long time since we've seen this and ALOT of water h
    3 points
  5. navery

    Topwater has begun

    These are from a couple of days ago. They are starting to do their top water thing. I won't divulge exact spots, but just cruise until you see 8 boats with 5-6 people each in overalls. They have been following my boat since they crowded me at the weir. You might as well just butt in as they have no problem doing it to me or anyone else. As soon as anyone catches a hybrid, they will move to within 20 ft of you and cast lures within 3 ft of your boat. I don't think they are trying to be rude, I think it is just not considered rude in their culture? Better find them quick. The last 2 spots they d
    3 points
  6. In 1919, Norman Rockwell painted two covers for successive issues of a magazine called The Country Gentleman. The images are now in the public domain. The Fishing Trip The Catch Even Norman Rockwell knew worms catch the fish. Why many people avoid using worms and insist on artificial baits would make an excellent topic for a psycho-social doctoral thesis. I won’t be writing that. Instead, this article is intended as a primer for fishing worm harnesses in Tablerock and the other White River impoundments. What I will share comes from fellow walleye fishermen who have showed
    3 points
  7. moodyfour

    June 8

    Took my yearly trip on the Jack’s Fork with my dad. Took my 13 year old on his first excursion on Jacks! Was a beautiful day and the river was perfect! Numbers were not as high as normal, but size of fish caught was fantastic. I caught a 2 lb smallie and on my sons next cast he caught a solid 1.5 lb smallie. Caught several between a pond to pound and a half throughout the day. My son lost at least a 2 pounder at the boat and I lost what would have been my personal best smallmouth that I know was 3+. Very disappointing to see her jump and spit my plastic worm at me. Overall it was a great
    2 points
  8. Lance34

    Crappie 5/23/20

    Got started yesterday about 7:30 and fished till 2. The bite was pretty steady for everything until about 10 when the sun popped out. Caught everything that swims yesterday in Beaver. Crappie, Bass, White Bass, Cat Fish, Walleye, and a big ole Gar.... Figured I was in the right place when I hooked up on a gar... Marked fish from 15 feet down to 20 in 30-35 fow. They wanted it higher up in the column about 13 feet down. It seemed to be the most consistent bite. Had 11 when the sun popped out and then shortly after that the party crowd started to arrive. The place became an o
    2 points
  9. What a week makes in time. This week on Lake Taneycomo, the water is off, no generation. And even my good friends and fishing guides are asking, "why???". It's pretty simple really. Everything downstream is flooded and there's no place to move the water to without adding to the flood waters. There are 2 reasons why the dam operators would start moving serious water through the White River System: Rainfall runoff would take all 3 lakes to their flood pool levels or The flood waters on the White River at Newport, Arkansas drop to safe levels. Here's some links to sites
    2 points
  10. In this Lake Taneycomo fishing report, I will talk a little about how the fishing has been and about lake conditions in the next few days, but everything will change by the end of this week because of the rains forecast . . . it's supposed to start raining later today and continue for the next week. We had some slow-to-no generation the last few days, which has been a nice change from the heavy flows. Beaver Lake remains just below its flood pool at 1,129.4 feet (flood pool starts at 1,130 feet) and Table Rock is a bit high at 917.2 feet. Its power pool is 915 feet. So any rain that fa
    2 points
  11. This report is pretty photo heavy, short on text fishing report for Lake Taneycomo. You'll see why. As of Monday morning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was running 5,000 cubic feet per second of water over five spill gates and about 10,000 c.f.s. of water through three turbines. This is a reduction of 5,000 c.f.s. of water because Table Rock's lake level dropped below 920 feet. Beaver Lake is still more than eight feet above its seasonal power pool, but officials are running water through their turbine, and it is dropping but very slowly. Bull Shoals has risen more than 20 feet sin
    2 points
  12. We always come down from Michigan to share your beautiful lake and fish the Aunt's Creek Association Buddy Tournament.My buddy Dale and I came down last week Friday. We had just got the news that the tournaments were called off. We each drove our own boat and trailer down with planes that our teammates would come later to join us in the tournament. We also expected four others to join us. Then the Coronavirus stated getting more people infected and shutting down more stuff, everyone else decided to stay home.We figured we could socially distance ourselves on Table Rock, so we have been fishing
    2 points
  13. Current Fishing Report KImberling City, Mo. 3-3-20 White River Outfitters Guide Service Can you see the Mr. Crappie Float? I have tried and I have tried, I have put in more than enough time from point 2 to point 5 and I just cannot get it to happen. I guess you can call it fishing, cause you sure can't call it catching. I can scratch a few out of pre-mo locations, but that is totally that. Those fish are just not where I can get at them or they just don't like my junk, and I'm thinking that's a big part of it. I'm sure its a matter of time till my old tricks work again do
    2 points
  14. It's been a couple of weeks since my last report. At the beginning of last week, water and fishing conditions had not changed at all, so there was no need to update it. But a big change happened midweek -- the dam operators decided to shut the spill gates off plus a turbine. That left only two units, or about 6,800 cubic feet of water, running from Table Rock Dam. This is has been the flow ever since. About the same time, operators shut down Beaver Dam's gates and started regulating the flow from Beaver. Its level is still 8.5 feet over the seasonal power pool, but that's where they'v
    2 points
  15. I'm sure glad I didn't write an extensive fishing report on Monday for Lake Taneycomo because everything changes today. After more rain fell in the White River Basin above Lake Taneycomo in the past 24 hours, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have decided to open 5 spill gates at Table Rock Dam one foot each this morning, on top of the 3 turbines running at the facility. That equals 15,000 cubic feet of water per second pouring through Taneycomo presently. This equals 4 full turbines. Beaver Lake is inching up and is at 1128.66 feet, less than 18 inches below its flood pool level. The
    2 points
  16. rps

    Trolling For Ozark Walleye

    TROLLING FOR OZARK WALLEYES.pdf
    2 points
  17. Shane Bush, Missouri Department of Conservation Fisheries Biologist for Table Rock and Taneycomo, sent me this PDF file of a presentation given last week by Gabe Knight. Gabe works for the Little Rock Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It has some good straight forward information on how and why releases are made, encompassing all of the White River Water Basin. Water Management Overview Knight_2019.pdf
    2 points
  18. Trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo continues to be fairly good. Since the last rains brought up Table Rock about six inches, operators at the dam have been running two units full at a rate of 6,000 cubic feet per second. They opened one flood gate, starting last Friday and ending yesterday, which added 1,000 c.f.s of water from the top of Table Rock Lake. This was to add oxygen to the flow from Table Rock because dissolved oxygen levels started to drop last week, especially down lake, shown by the gauge station at College of the Ozarks, about five miles below Table Rock. Dam. Table Rock L
    1 point
  19. Lance34

    Crappie 11-28-20

    Pretty much the same pattern as previous trip. 15 fow on brush. Caught three roaming while moving to brush pile to brush pile and those were my biggest fish of the day. Marked several more piles I found on the way. This is new for me. Moving to brush pile to brush pile and then parking on it. It’s a lot of fun because once you hit it two or three poles go down quickly. They loaded with little crappie and good eater size crappie 10”-11”. Hopefully this cold air will put them bigger fish on the move and get them to the traditional areas you can find them in roaming... Good fishing and G
    1 point
  20. The generation pattern on Lake Taneycomo has been consistent for several weeks now. Operators at the dam are running between 1,800 to 3,700 cubic feet of water per second 24/7, which is about a half unit to a full. Water temperature is still 58, but the clarity is much better than it has been. Dissolved oxygen content is holding steady at about four parts per million. We've had some incredible November weather with one exception -- a cold rain and high winds over the weekend. But we've back in the 60's and even 70's afternoons this week. Trout fishing below Fall Creek remains
    1 point
  21. It happened! Generation at Table Rock Dam on Lake Taneycomo was shut down this morning at midnight and it was left off for 11 hours. That means we had no generation this morning and I found trout fishing pretty good. I believe this is going to be our new generation pattern at least for this week. And as Table Rock and helpfully temperatures drop, this slow down will keep going the right way. Table Rock is now below 917 feet, only 2 feet above it's seasonal power pool but Beaver Lake is 4 feet high and it's dropping very slowly. I got out and fished early this morning. Boated to
    1 point
  22. Generation patterns for Lake Taneycomo have been consistent over the past 4 weeks. They've been running 2 units at about 6,500 cubic feet of water per second with the exception of a 7 hour period between 3 and 8 p.m. everyday. Table Rock's level has dropped to 724 feet, only 9 feet over power pool. It's dropping about .25 feet per day. We've had very little rain over the whole basin although there's been some isolated downpours delivering a lot of rain to small areas. There isn't much rain forcasted for our area for the next 2 weeks. Taney's lake water temperature is 52 degrees. It
    1 point
  23. The days of no generation may be over for now. We've seen the dam operators moving some water the last few days from lake to lake, even though the White River at Augusta, Arkansas is still at flood stage. With no rain in the foreseeable future, we may see more and more water running through Lake Taneycomo. We've been seeing about 6,000 cubic feet per second of flow for most of the day lately with a bump up to 12,000 late in the afternoon. That's 2 units to 4 units worth of water. There's really no way to know if this pattern will continue but for now it seems reasonable to think it wi
    1 point
  24. Note: This report will be current for as long as the gates are open, which may be for most of the month of June. We've gone from very little generation to a torrent. But this was predicted. It was easy to see coming. When the lakes filled up, they would have to release. And they are... at the tune of 17,800 cubic feet per second. This might sound like a big release, it isn't. Four full units is about 15,000 c.f.s. so this is just a little more. They are releasing 12,300 through their turbines and 5,500 over 5 spill gates presently. More fun facts -- the water temperature of the l
    1 point
  25. Dutch

    It was pretty good today.

    I fished out of State park today from 10:30-3:30. I fished between there and Orleans Trail. I caught 14 bass all on Zeros. They were in coves in about 6 fow. I couldn't get a bite deeper than that. I weighed my best 5. They ranged from 4.75 pounds to 2 pounds for a total of 14.5 pounds.
    1 point
  26. Table Rock Lake Current Fishing Report Mid-Lake 4-15-20 Fat Jaw got me started. Got started this morning pretty early for me in this cold weather. Launched out of Baxter at 7:30 and fished till 2. Little hazy at first then the wind swept in about 8:30 and it got super bright and windy. Surface temps this morning 56.1 when I launched and the water is kind of a green tea color with visibility about 4-5 ft. After these last few cold nights I almost didn't go but thought maybe the same jerk bait fish I caught Easter morning would be hanging around. Started on that 50 yrd.
    1 point
  27. Our water situation is honestly unknown for Lake Taneycomo, right at the moment. All lakes in the White River chain of lakes have been dropping over the last week, but Sunday the area received from two to three inches of rain, and the lakes are back on the rise. Where they end up is the question. But one thing is for sure -- there will be much more generation for Taneycomo. Presently, dam operators are running three units at 9,600 cubic feet per second plus five spill gates at 5,300 c.f.s., totaling about 15,000 c.f.s. of water. Table Rock had dropped to right at 918 feet but it is cl
    1 point
  28. Feel a little funny about making a Truman Lake report, but we went so here it is and maybe a little bit of very uneducated information. This is kind of a story in the works and I blame it all on the interweb as it got me going this Winter with nothing to do but sit here and spend money I don't have. Started watching Spider rigging videos and I got HOOKED. Was kind of hooked from last year seeing them work on Lake O. during turkey season, but the videos were the last straw. I got with Ed. of Southern Crappie Rods and fanangled a guide price deal and he set me up with 8, 14' Sou
    1 point
  29. I have written fishing reports on the internet for Lake Taneycomo for the past 25 years . . . but this report feels very eerie. Why? Because I'm not really writing for anyone who's coming to fish the lake anytime soon. For that reason, I have to write it coming from a different perspective. May be it will look the same. . . I don't know. The whole White River basin received a big rain on Friday, one that was not forecast. Most of the area received four inches of rain while some netted six inches or more. Beaver Lake jumped up past its flood pool of 1,130 feet so officials ha
    1 point
  30. At the beginning of each of my fishing reports for Lake Taneycomo, I start with lake conditions of the lakes above and below us because their levels dictate, in some degree, the generation patterns we might see. But at the time of this writing, we're looking at rain almost every day for the next 10 days in our area so conditions on Lake Taneycomo might change; hence, the ways I talk about fishing might change, too. We will see. Beaver Lake, the upper most lake in our White River Chain of Lakes, is now being dropped from its high mark of 1,127.8 feet, 7.8 feet above its seasonal power po
    1 point
  31. White River Outfitters Guide Service Let's face it, there are lots of ways to catch fish on Table Rock that don't involve getting snarled up or having a Master Fly Caster's certification. In Springtime is there a better way to catch big fish other than fishing a barbed wire contraption that's named after a Southern state. Probably not, with one exception, the Float n Fly. The Table Rock Lake, Float-n-Fly history goes back to a guide by the name of Bill Richey. Bill went to Dale Hollow Lake one early Spring and they fished the fly and had really good success. A light
    1 point
  32. Put in at Bridgeport 10:30 on Wednesday morning. Cloudy and a little breeze. Water color was fair and 49-50 degrees. Headed to Flat Creek. Water was much clearer in Flat and muddy coming out of James but temps were about the same. There were 3-4 boats below the bridge but saw nothing caught. They seemed like they were looking for crappie on the flats. I didn't go above the bridge. Came back out of Flat and down past the ramp. First cove on the left is where I've fished alot. Found a few fish on the livescope out in 24 feet of water but couldn't get them to play. There was a g
    1 point
  33. Table Rock Lake Current Fishing Report 2-27-20 Took a BFL client yesterday in the KC to Aunts Creek Zone. Water clarity is kind of a greenish and frothy color if that is a color. Surface temps at 46.6 and a pretty stiff wind that really made no difference to the Big Phoenix. Did restrict our fishing locations somewhat but still got them figured out early. BFL is a Ranger tournament somewhat, not like OMTT but still lots of Rangers. When we got back to the resort 2 of his other buddies that were also prefishing and both with new 21 ft. Rangers were at the dock, both soaked.
    1 point
  34. Went with a neighbor and a couple of his friends and fished at Cardiac access. I dont know if I would go again. I realize that I am out of shape. The three of them entered the river and crossed at the end of the trail. The water was putting their waders to work, as it was chest high on them. I tried to follow but the current was strong and I decided otherwise. I stayed on this side of the river. We fished the hole, and had no success. There were a few browns caught close by, but nothing of significance. My first fish was my first brown trout, ever. I walked up high and found ano
    1 point
  35. The second Mizzou club tournament of the year was Saturday. We put in at McCubbins Point. @Justin92297 and I ran WAY up the river in the jet. White bass were everywhere. Couldn't keep them off the line, so that was fun. caught about 50 bass. 25 white bass and we never fished for them. Saw an old timer that caught a crappie every cast for 30 minutes. I had never seen anything like it in my life and I've crappie fished a lot. He just pulled up on a brush pile and started casting a bobber and a jig and bobber and caught one every single cast. caught our bass flipping shallow wood all over the gla
    1 point
  36. Quillback

    February 16, Big M area

    My first time out since January 31, either because of bad weather or stuff going on in life, I haven't had an opportunity to get out until today. Nice morning, little to no breeze, temps started out at around 32 and gradually warmed up to the mid 50's. Water temp was 44-46 with a bit of a stain. Launched about 0700 and started fishing a long rocky underwater ledge working a 110 +1. Fished it for 30 minutes or so, caught a couple of 14" spots on the +1, but as I was fishing I was watching the depth finder and seeing a bass on the bottom here and there. Just wasn't catching them fas
    1 point
  37. Updated 9/27/2020 ~~ The fall 2020 fishing season looks to be one of the best in many years. Why? Simply because we're seeing a lot of down water -- no generation. This opens up the whole upper end of the lake to wading and fly fishing. Compare this to years past when we've had to contend with high water and limited wading access to the lake. On top of great water conditions, we're seeing lots and lots of brown trout moving up close to the dam to go through their spawning moves. We're also seeing an early run of rainbows brushing out spawning beds. Add to all of it the f
    1 point
  38. Ryan Miloshewski

    Taneycomo 2/8-2/9

    After the floodgates opened, I decided to come down and fish Saturday. It was tough in the morning, but once the sun went down it was lights out. Morning: started out throwing a 110+1 in Elegy Bone from Lookout to the Narrows. Had two fish on, one being a really big brown. Came out and swiped at the bait but only got hooked slightly and spit it in one head shake. So it goes. The other was a 15-inch rainbow. Tried dragging Bomber Fat Free Fingerling in Pearl White but got nothing. Afternoon: After talking with Blake at Lilleys, he told me from Andy's through the Narrows he did really
    1 point
  39. Phil Lilley

    Elevenpoint River

    The Eleven Point River is one of the most diverse and beautiful fisheries in Missouri. The Eleven Point is Missouri's only National Scenic and Wild Riverway and runs in large part through the Mark Twain National Forest. Fed by numerous springs, the river abounds with wildlife not only below the water's surface but also along its banks. The forested banks of the Eleven Point along with the many bluffs and some caves all make the Eleven Point probably the most pristine of the Missouri Ozark float streams. By being a little off the beaten path, the Eleven Point does not get nearly the traffic
    1 point
  40. netboy

    Pretty brown 11/9

    They shut the water down on Bull Shoals because of flood conditions downstream so there has been some great wade fishing the last few days. Took the boat to a favorite shoal and got out and waded. Caught quite a few rainbows and this nice brown. He hit a ruby midge dropper beneath a peach colored egg. I lost a real pig of a rainbow also. Looked to be in the 25" range and really fat. Hook just pulled out. Hopefully we will get a few more days of low water before they open it up again.
    1 point
  41. I'd never gone up to Naknek this late... not many people have except locals I'm told. And even then, didn't see but a couple of boats on the river today. Stayed at Katmai Trophy Lodge near the "rapids" on the Naknek, owned by the Johnson family. They also own Naknek River Camp at the head of the river, at Lake Camp. The camp is closed because all their water lines are exposed, above ground. KTL is a regular lodge with power (electricity) and indoor plumbing so they could stay open all year, if there was fishing to be had. I went up to spend time with good friend, John McCloskey,
    1 point
  42. YakAttack

    3/2 at Turnback

    Put in at 2 pm on Friday around the Turnback area. Brought home a couple of crappie and four whites. Water temperature was 54 F. Spent the entire time pulling cranks. Pitching jigs on a kayak in the wind can be a bit difficult! Also caught four good largemouth ( three of legal size) and a big drum. Was pretty excited to catch my personal best crappie on Stockton...it was 14.5 inches long. Looking forward to things heating up this spring!
    1 point
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