I would like to follow this up if that is okay. I was there last week for the entire week, saturday thru sunday. I've fished Taney for 30+ years and multiple trips a year and I honestly thought the trout fishing was as tough as I have ever seen it. The last two thanksgivings i'm pretty sure they haven't stocked (atleast not down lake). The previous thanksgivings up until the last couple years they put tons of fish in. I heard from alot of different people that it was as tough as they had ever seen it so I didn't feel terrible bad. Regardless it was tough enough that I went down river and had quite a week on the bass. I was averaging a dozen nice bass in a 2 hour morning. I posted some pictures in the Lower Taney forum. I did run to the cable one day for trout and caught several nice ones but it was alot tougher than I was used to and the lower lake trout bite was non existent for some reason. Even the fish house which is about the easiest place on the lake to find them usually I had a hard time getting a hit. I threw jigs only when trout fishing. Hate to report a bad report or that I sucked but just wanted to give an honest report from myself. Boy we had a great week though for bass fishing and family time and that's what is most important. I took my 8 year old daughter on the trail up by the hatchery one day and that was a blast. There are some really cool hiking trails in the Branson area!