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MickinMO

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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in Your Forum Family's Deepest Condolences to the Woolery and Lilley Family   
    Thanks everyone. We’re in Tampa on the way home. Family is all good. Dave was a blessed man who stepped over to the next step in the driver seat and car keys in hand, just like he wanted it.
    We’d planned to talk to him next week about his driving...
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    MickinMO reacted to Bill Babler in Your Forum Family's Deepest Condolences to the Woolery and Lilley Family   
    On the passing of Marsha's father Dave, yesterday. 
    Our prayers, love and thoughts are with you. 
    God Bless 
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in Flood gates at 5   
    I guess the DO levels dropped to 4ppm so the Corp is making sure water quality stays ok. Table Rock just won’t quite turn over. But the cold snap next week should do it. 
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in 11/25 report   
    Caught a 6.0 this afternoon on a Huddleston swimbait. 


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    MickinMO reacted to snagged in outlet 3 in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, November 17   
    I'll be down for the week Saturday.  If the internet I have down there can handle both my wife and I "working from home"...😁
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo fishing report, November 10   
    Our trout fishing here on Lake Taneycomo has been pretty hot.... and cold.  One day it's really good, and the next it stinks.  I don't think you can blame anything but the fish themselves since some days they eat and some days they don't.
    Generation has been consistent for the past week.  Dam operators have ben running from 1,800 to 3,700 cubic feet of water per second, which is about a half unit to a full unit during the day and night.  Water temperature is holding at 58 degrees, and I'd say visibility is about two feet.  The lakes are dropping about .1 feet per day, so there's no reason to think this pattern will change anytime soon.
    We do have a weather change happening today.  A little rain and then cooler temperatures and probably wind into the weekend.  This should cool Table Rock back down but not enough to cause it to turn over.  We need some pretty serious, cold temps and lots of wind to do that.
    When the trout are feeding, they're taking all things drifting, mostly on the bottom using a float, or with no indicator at all.  In the Trophy Area, they're eating scuds, eggs and worms.  Our brown trout are actively spawning close to the dam, so both species, browns and rainbows, are eating egg flies and beads. 
    The San Juan worm is working in several colors -- tan, cerise, brown and pink.  The fish are taking either the thick or medium sizes, non-weighted.
    I mentioned beads, and we are starting to carry the Trout Bead, a brand that's been around for many years.  The company offers plastic beads from 6 mm to 14 mm in size and in a ton of colors and shades.  We suggest the 6 mm or the 8 mm bead, although even the 6 mm is bigger than an actual trout egg.  We peg the bead no more than two inches above either a bare hook or a fly.   You can use a drift rig and an 1/8th-ounce bell weight or just add a split shot above the bead about 24 inches.
    Scuds are still about the best thing you can drift and catch trout -- even big trout.  They're taking tan, gray, brown and olive flies from a big #12 size down to a small #18.  Because of the dingy water, I'd suggest using the bigger sizes.
    Our anglers are still catching some really nice rainbows below Fall Creek on night crawlers, drifting them on the bottom.  These rainbows are swimming down from the trophy area where they've grown big,  protected by the slot limit there.
    I have a few good days working a marabou jig, mainly 1/16th-ounce, both in the Trophy Area and down below it.  White is still working, especially after the flood gates were open for 24 hours last week, but it's cooling off, at least for me.  Black appears to be coming on strong, may be because of the dingy water.
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    MickinMO reacted to jdmidwest in License/permits   
    Looks like the cash cows, sorry, Elk Farmers, have made it a need for a youth trout permit, $5.
    Youth Trout Permit
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in 8 gates opened   
    They did this last year. When table rock was close to turning over, they opened floodgates and ran more turbines so they didn’t have to inject liquid oxygen. I guess they want to drop the lakes back down to power pool quickly, or a lot quicker than they could just by running one unit.  I suspect they’ll run this until table rock is down to 915 feet.
    Blake is out fishing tonight, in search of walleye. And I’m hoping of course to see some shad come over the top. But last year we didn’t see that many as I recall. We will see. It might get really really really good.
    I had started a fishing report for this week… Now I will have to start over.
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    MickinMO got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    It is nuts the way too many people drive on Taneycomo these days. I guess like in too many other parts of society these days, courtesy and safety are out the window because everyone is in such a hurry. Not sure what the answer is or if there even is one. I have said this before, but a lot of these people weren't fortunate like me to have boating sense instilled by older generations of fishing and hunting mentors who taught the right way to do things.
    I think Taneycomo could use a speed and/or horsepower limit. I know a smaller boat and motor that is plowing can throw large wakes, but getting the speeds down will help overall. Hey 21 foot yellow wrapped Nitro, looking at you kid.
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    MickinMO reacted to Gatorjet in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    Was I behaving? LOL
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    Gatorjet, we always get excited when your there when we are, we can hear you coming from about a mile away and we get excited to see you fly by, it's awesome!
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    MickinMO reacted to Gatorjet in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    Know what you're saying Travis and Seth. Triple that with my boat. If there is much current at all I have two choices. Plow up through it causing a huge roller. Or keep it up top for a much flatter wake. Seems a lot of those in the big deep V boats that think they are being courteous running 1/4 throttle, and throwing big wakes are most often the ones giving me the stink eye, or "hand signals"!
    But then there are a few giving me a thumbs up, and pointing up because they want to see a 200' rooster tail. LOL
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    MickinMO reacted to moguy1973 in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    Surprised that dude didn't hit the green boat in front of him.  With the nose up in the air he probably couldn't see much in front of him.
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    MickinMO reacted to Seth in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    If they want to be mad at somebody, be mad the ones who are running 1/2 throttle and plowing water. They throw the biggest wakes by far. Either idle or go by me on plane. Anything in between is just making things worse. People may holler at people going by on plane, but they are honestly doing them a favor. Sometimes I almost want to turn around and 1/2 throttle past them to enlighten them....
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    MickinMO got a reaction from DADAKOTA in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    It is nuts the way too many people drive on Taneycomo these days. I guess like in too many other parts of society these days, courtesy and safety are out the window because everyone is in such a hurry. Not sure what the answer is or if there even is one. I have said this before, but a lot of these people weren't fortunate like me to have boating sense instilled by older generations of fishing and hunting mentors who taught the right way to do things.
    I think Taneycomo could use a speed and/or horsepower limit. I know a smaller boat and motor that is plowing can throw large wakes, but getting the speeds down will help overall. Hey 21 foot yellow wrapped Nitro, looking at you kid.
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    MickinMO reacted to Devan S. in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    My biggest pet peeve on Taney is the guys that come down off plane about 85% and plow until they are by you and then back up.
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    MickinMO got a reaction from nomolites in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    It is nuts the way too many people drive on Taneycomo these days. I guess like in too many other parts of society these days, courtesy and safety are out the window because everyone is in such a hurry. Not sure what the answer is or if there even is one. I have said this before, but a lot of these people weren't fortunate like me to have boating sense instilled by older generations of fishing and hunting mentors who taught the right way to do things.
    I think Taneycomo could use a speed and/or horsepower limit. I know a smaller boat and motor that is plowing can throw large wakes, but getting the speeds down will help overall. Hey 21 foot yellow wrapped Nitro, looking at you kid.
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    MickinMO reacted to Ham in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    I’m never on Taney when the weather is nice. It’s always absolute crap weather when I fish there so boat traffic isn’t a huge issue for me. 
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    MickinMO reacted to snagged in outlet 3 in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    I’ve seen more deep v Lund type boats this year than ever before by a bunch.  They really throw a wake.  Taney is narrow with a lot of boats so it is what is I guess.  
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    MickinMO got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    It is nuts the way too many people drive on Taneycomo these days. I guess like in too many other parts of society these days, courtesy and safety are out the window because everyone is in such a hurry. Not sure what the answer is or if there even is one. I have said this before, but a lot of these people weren't fortunate like me to have boating sense instilled by older generations of fishing and hunting mentors who taught the right way to do things.
    I think Taneycomo could use a speed and/or horsepower limit. I know a smaller boat and motor that is plowing can throw large wakes, but getting the speeds down will help overall. Hey 21 foot yellow wrapped Nitro, looking at you kid.
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    I talked to Lionel a couple weeks ago, it's their attempt to slow people down... But it doesn't work too well. My boat gets the snot beat out of it on their dock. It's a pretty narrow stretch and people will go by there on plane or throwing a wake at literally less than 10 or 20 yards sometimes, it's nuts! 
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in Tough Fishing Friday and Saturday   
    We fished Saturday and with the three units going it was one of the tougher mornings I've had in quite awhile, we actually went down lake and bass fished a bit. When we came back up the water was off and we whacked them pretty good on jigs catching around 30 the last 45 mins of our day, they were just stockers but a nice end to a tough day. 
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    MickinMO got a reaction from JestersHK in Tough Fishing Friday and Saturday   
    Family group trip this weekend. Tough fishing both days. Boat threw all kinds of stuff and nothing had the edge. Caught fish on little cleos, rooster tails, orange power eggs, orange trout worms,  pink gulp eggs, and old salmon eggs of all things.
    No fish on nightcrawlers or jigs of any size or color. Fish we caught were nice size wise and fought hard. Slowest two day stretch I can recall. Didn't see a lot of fish being caught from other boats either like usual.
     
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in Trout Hollow Buoy   
    Not sure.... I have not talked to Linell.  But I know they have a problem keeping boats away from their dock... and they can't seem to keep buoys anchored there in front of the resort.
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    MickinMO reacted to Seth in Report 10/24-10/26   
    Saturday 3-6pm. Fished around Short Creek. Boated 20-25 on sculping/ginger jig and pink worm.
    Sunday 8-10:30am. Fished same area with dad and had around 20. Started off good and then slowed down. Jigs, pink worm and olive micro beneath float. Found a big diploid brown floating dead by Riverlake on our way up. Probably 30” and 12-15#.

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