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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. Moving to NW Arkansas

    Welcome to OAF. You will find very helpful fishing information for your area because there are some guys and gals here on the forum who live in your area and fish... a lot! And they share good information too. But I would say be patient... Read what's posted in the next few weeks and months. You'll get a very good idea where to fish and how to fish. Of course the patterns will change many times between now and June. You might go back and look at the past years in June and July. You'll get a good idea what to expect. There is a wealth of info here... hope you enjoy your retirement. And thank you for your service.
  2. Masters Trout Tournament 2018

    Here's the report: MDC stocked on Friday afternoon. They dumped in a bunch of nice fish down at the boat ramp where they keep their stocking boat. It's by the Branson treatment plant. Some of the guys saw them stock... word got around. There was a crowd Saturday morning. Most of the anglers said they caught a lot of fish Saturday. Jigs, jerk baits, spoons. At weigh in, I saw a lot of bigger stockers. The team who won had a keeper brown that weighed 5.8 pounds but they also had some decent rainbows to go with them. He caught the brown on a stick bait early in the morning. He caught it below the resort.... somewhere. The other 3 winning teams all had above average stockers mainly. Rainbows being stocked right now are in spawning mode and the males are heavy. Babler had a trip. They went up in Roark Creek to the ice and he said his 2 clients caught 90 trout on the pink Berkley's worm. The trout he cleaned averaged about 11.5 inches - nothing special.
  3. Masters Trout Tournament 2018

    5.58 lb brown. Pretty male. Hopefully we'll get pics up later tonight or tomorrow. I will say - a lot of fish today were caught from the Landing down lake... I was told of anglers "getting tired" of catching fish today.
  4. Masters Trout Tournament 2018

    48 teams started at 8 am this morning. No generation this morning marking the first morning they haven't ran water in... weeks, months? Should be interesting. I heard there are a ton of boats in the Landing area.
  5. We have 43 teams signed up for tomorrow's fishing contest here on Lake Taneycomo. I guess the nice weather is bringing them out to fish water that's not frozen! Guys said this afternoon's fishing was pretty good after a very slow morning. We'll see what tomorrow brings. This is an artificial, catch-n-release tournament. You can register up until the start tomorrow morning at 8 am. Weigh in is at 4 pm.
  6. Still cannot access OAF from home computer

    I'll ride down with either Seth or DJ when they're here. Just let me know.
  7. Newby to Taneycomo

    If you've fished the White, you'll do just fine on Taneycomo. Your fishing equipment is the same... light line and small flies and jigs. Small hooks and light weights for bait fishing. There are some great guides who take family trips too - up to 6 people. Some are more specialized as far as fly fishing/throwing jigs and such. It all depends on what you want to do - how you want to catch trout. March is a busy time so you should book early. I have quite a few articles, which I am updating, on fishing the lake on OA. Just look under Taneycomo at http://ozarkanglers.com. I'll also be posting fishing reports between now and then.
  8. Generation and Wade Fishing

    Lake Taneycomo is a tailwater lake below Table Rock Lake. Table Rock's dam releases water for 2 reasons, flood control and generation electricity. Recreation does not figure in to the overall plan for managing water. The Corps does work with the power companies, as well as the Missouri Department of Conservation, when asked to change water flows for various, important projects. For instance, Table Rock Dam will hold generation when work is needed to be done on the lower dam at Powersite. The dam's operation is in the hands of the US Army Corp of Engineers. The entity that controls the power generation is Southwest Power Administration. Seasons There are four lakes in this White River Chain -- Beaver, Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals. Each one is managed to reflect the whole chain as to water storage simply because each one has different abilities to store a volume of water. This comes in to play when heavy, seasonable rains come, normally in the spring season. That's when we may see high flows from Table Rock Dam, moving rain water down the chain of lakes to prevent flooding. Summer time brings hot temperatures and more demand for electricity. This is when we may see more heavy flows at peak times of the day, when air conditioners are running at full tilt. We also may see heavy flows after a rainy spring season, moving floods waters out of the upper lakes. Fall is normally the time we see low flows. Less demand for electricity and drier skies means less generation most years. Winter bring cold temperatures and more demand for power. We can see heavy generation during peak times during the mornings and less as it warms up in the afternoon. Flows 702.0 feet -- 000 m.w. -- 0,000 c.f.s. 703.0 feet -- 025 m.w. -- 1,500 c.f.s. 704.0 feet -- 035 m.w. -- 2,500 c.f.s. 705.0 feet -- 050 m.w. -- 4,000 c.f.s. -- 1 turbine (unit) 705.5 feet -- 075 m.w. -- 5,000 c.f.s. 706.0 feet -- 085 m.w. -- 6,250 c.f.s. 707.0 feet -- 100 m.w. -- 7,500 c.f.s. -- 2 turbines (unit) 708.0 feet -- 125 m.w. -- 8,000 c.f.s. 708.5 feet -- 150 m.w. -- 10,000 c.f.s. - 3 turbines (unit) 709.0 feet -- 175 m.w. -- 11,500 c.f.s. 710.0 feet -- 200 m.w. -- 13,500 c.f.s. 711.0 feet -- 220 m.w. -- 16,000 c.f.s. - 4 turbines (unit) Understand that if there's a number of units running at any one time, those units may be running at less than capacity. That's why you can't depend on flow according to the number of units reported running. You have to read the lake level and/or and cubic feet per second flow. Flow vs Wading Below the Dam The following is a general depiction of flow conditions as to the availability to successfully wade from the shore below Table Rock Dam. 702 feet -- no generation. Wading is possible below dam. 703.0-704.5 feet -- up to 4,000 c.f.s.. Some wading on edges, at outlets, behind island across from #2 outlet, in front of #3 outlet and out on gravel bar, below boat ramp and above Trophy Run there's a long chute that can be good but be careful not to get caught on rising water back to boat ramp (on foot) and Lookout Island (boat access only). The inside bend at the Lookout area along Pointe Royal's property (boat access only unless you have special access to the P.R. property which is private). 704.5-706.5 feet -- up to 7,000 c.f.s. Wading is difficult but not impossible. Wade at the hatchery outlets and some edges but be careful. 706.5 + feet -- Wading is restricted to the outlets only. Be very careful. Currents are strong even along the banks. If you're wading below the dam and hear the horn blast, move to the bank immediately. Don't cast a few more times, don't try to catch that last trout, don't hesitate and get caught in rising water. Many have done it and found themselves in a dangerous situation, having to wade across fast and rising water to dry ground. Some have not made it. Be smart and get to the bank as soon as you hear the horn. Call the automated service provided by the USACE at 417-336-5083. It will give you real time information as to what the lake level is (above and below the dam), how many units are running and the c.f.s. flowing at that time. Other useful links: http://forums.ozarkanglers.com/topic/17240-quick-link-lake-levels/
  9. WILDWOOD, Mo.— The Maple Sugar Festival at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Rockwoods Reservation offers visitors the chance to discover nature at its most delicious. The annual Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival returns in 2018 on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is open to the whole family at no cost. READ MORE
  10. Top deer harvest counties were Howell with 6,182 deer harvested, Franklin with 5,957, and Texas with 5,619. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri's 2017-2018 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total harvest of 283,940 deer. Top counties for the overall season were Howell with 6,182 deer harvested, Franklin with 5,957, and Texas with 5,619. Of the 283,940 deer harvested, 135,891 were antlered bucks, 30,538 were button bucks, and 117,511 were does. Hunters harvested 263,834 deer during the 2016-2017 deer hunting season. READ MORE

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