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About Phil Lilley

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  • Birthday 09/19/1958

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    Upper Lake Taneycomo
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    Pursuit of God, His majesty, His greatness--with all of my heart, soul and might.

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  1. Phil Lilley

    2019 Taneyfest

    It was a blessing to have you guys. Sorry I missed out on some of the fishing yesterday and festivities last night. We made our trip to and from St Louis without incident.
  2. Phil Lilley

    2019 Taneyfest

    Fished a little this afternoon. I’d call it slow. Great conditions and they were midging like crazy. Tomorrow is another day.
  3. Phil Lilley

    2019 White River Jigfest

    Post your pics and stories here... those of us who aren't going to make it to the White want to see what we're missing!! Make us jealous!!!
  4. Phil Lilley

    2019 Taneyfest

    Thought I'd go ahead and start a topic for both the Jigfest and Taneyfest. I've heard they did real good on the White today. Hopefully everybody has a great time on both waters.
  5. 27 - my old house - just opened up. It has 6 beds. It will be the gathering place.
  6. Rental boats - I have the 18' jons with 25 hp Yamahas. $30 should cover gas and such... they fish 3 comfortably. Rooms, I have plenty of room. May have a few cancel on account of the weather but we almost full yesterday so we can afford to lose a few. Understand about cancelling due to weather... I think you'll find fishing pretty good. Hopefully you'll see a little running water in the mornings.
  7. Phil Lilley

    Elk in SE Kansas

    I know the young man who shot the elk... they are lifetime friends of ours that farm around Altamont, KS. I haven't heard the story yet but I'm sure I will very soon... I'm surprised his dad, Jerry, hasn't called to brag on his son. Note: It's Jerry's wife, Cathy, that usually kills the giant buck every year. Season isn't closed yet!
  8. Phil Lilley

    Elk in SE Kansas

    Posted on Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism - Game Wardens
  9. It's been a wild start to winter here in the Ozarks! The Lake Taneycomo area was rocked Friday night by tornado-like winds and thunderstorms but brought rain that we actually needed. If there were any leaves and acorns in the trees before last night, there are none now! This is supposed to be followed by colder temperatures with snow in the forecast later next week. I know parts of north Missouri have already seen eight-inch-plus snowstorms twice in November. What will this winter bring -- when it officially gets here? But actually, the fish don't care! Cold temperatures and wind help Table Rock Lake turn over, so Taneycomo gets higher oxygenated water. A cold winter cools Table Rock's water so that Taneycomo gets good cold water all summer long. So whether it rains or snows, trout could care less. Wind -- heavy winds, like today -- stir up the water and push bugs out of the gravel in shallow water, triggering feeding frenzies in the upper end of our lake. Now what we as anglers have to do is figure out how to fight the elements and present our lures to the fish in way that fools them. That is not always easy. These windy days are good for throwing heavier lures, lures that fly through wind and are reeled back pretty fast so that the wind doesn't affect the action. Spoons, spinners, hard baits like crank and stick baits are examples. Plus the trout tend to be more active and more aggressive when it's very windy. Generation helps. The patterns have been unpredictable lately. If the dam does run water, it's usually a half to one unit, but only for a few hours. But with colder days and nights ahead, that might be bumped up. Plus the restriction has been lifted for running water because Table Rock Lake has turned over, but it seems that one turbine at the plant is down for maintenance. We'll see what happens with generation in the days to come. Minnows and night crawlers are the hot live baits right now. Live minnows are always good in winter months. We've had a good crop of pond weed along our bank with schools of small forage fish moving in and out of this cover. But before long, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers will open the turbines with heavy current, washing all of it out. You see, most of it is dead already, and it will easily be taken out and down lake. This removes all the cover for these small fish, pushing them out where trout and other fish will feed on them. Marabou jigs, spoons and small stock baits will be the ticket for much of the winter months, too. Trolling, casting -- whatever you want to do -- should be a way to catch a bunch of good trout. For the rest of my report, I can point to my last fishing report on November 20th. Scuds are still the best fly to catch fish almost anywhere on the lake but especially from Short Creek up. Tan, gray and brown are the best colors.
  10. It's been a wild start to winter here in the Ozarks! The Lake Taneycomo area was rocked Friday night by tornado-like winds and thunderstorms but brought rain that we actually needed. If there were any leaves and acorns in the trees before last night, there are none now! This is supposed to be followed by colder temperatures with snow in the forecast later next week. I know parts of north Missouri have already seen eight-inch-plus snowstorms twice in November. What will this winter bring -- when it officially gets here? But actually, the fish don't care! Cold temperatures and wind help Table Rock Lake turn over, so Taneycomo gets higher oxygenated water. A cold winter cools Table Rock's water so that Taneycomo gets good cold water all summer long. So whether it rains or snows, trout could care less. Wind -- heavy winds, like today -- stir up the water and push bugs out of the gravel in shallow water, triggering feeding frenzies in the upper end of our lake. Now what we as anglers have to do is figure out how to fight the elements and present our lures to the fish in way that fools them. That is not always easy. These windy days are good for throwing heavier lures, lures that fly through wind and are reeled back pretty fast so that the wind doesn't affect the action. Spoons, spinners, hard baits like crank and stick baits are examples. Plus the trout tend to be more active and more aggressive when it's very windy. Generation helps. The patterns have been unpredictable lately. If the dam does run water, it's usually a half to one unit, but only for a few hours. But with colder days and nights ahead, that might be bumped up. Plus the restriction has been lifted for running water because Table Rock Lake has turned over, but it seems that one turbine at the plant is down for maintenance. We'll see what happens with generation in the days to come. Minnows and night crawlers are the hot live baits right now. Live minnows are always good in winter months. We've had a good crop of pond weed along our bank with schools of small forage fish moving in and out of this cover. But before long, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers will open the turbines with heavy current, washing all of it out. You see, most of it is dead already, and it will easily be taken out and down lake. This removes all the cover for these small fish, pushing them out where trout and other fish will feed on them. Marabou jigs, spoons and small stock baits will be the ticket for much of the winter months, too. Trolling, casting -- whatever you want to do -- should be a way to catch a bunch of good trout. For the rest of my report, I can point to my last fishing report on November 20th. Scuds are still the best fly to catch fish almost anywhere on the lake but especially from Short Creek up. Tan, gray and brown are the best colors. View full article
  11. I have the same pet peeve about people with headlights... they should be on all the time from the factory. Same thing yesterday morning coming back from the gym about 7:30 am... I wore my bright switch out flashing 'em.
  12. Phil Lilley

    Deer Story

    It may have been someone's pet... but I agree it doesn't look healthy. Tailbone is sticking out and ribs appear to be showing.
  13. Phil Lilley

    Deer Story

    https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/11/28/springfield-table-rock-lake-angler-strange-deer-encounter/2137005002/?fbclid=IwAR3te3GLwtMvPONNXRFRqqlF-3fBHGuSWyaBuvRRVFAKSYyPKp5high8PCY
  14. Phil Lilley

    DO quickly improving...

    From the Corps this morning- DO is quickly improving as the lakes fully mix. Things should be back to normal in a couple weeks. In the meantime I will be making multiple changes across the system. Below are the required actions for today: Beaver - Close vacuum breaker vents. Table Rock - (without LOX injection) RMGR increase to 95% nameplate or 143 MW spread equally across three available units. Bull Shoals - None Norfork - RMGR increase to 85% nameplate or 68 MW spread equally between both units. Greers Ferry - Close vacuum breaker vents. Thank you, Gabriel Knight PE, CFM White River System Engineer USACE-Little Rock District
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