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Bill and I boated to the dam mind am today to see what was going on. A bunch of guide boats and a couple of private boats were up there and everyone seemed to be catching a few trout. We filmed a bunch but I can't capture the video just now because my son borrowed our firewire cable. Hopefully I'll get it tonight.

We made lots of drifted and tried several techniques. Fly fished with 20 feet of tippet under an indicator with a san juan and scud combo. Caught fish but was impractical. Drifted a san juan red and a #10 olive/gray scud combo using a drift rig and caught some, mainly on the sj.

Then we saw it... a shad floating in the foam. Then another. We pulled out the white jigs and started catching much larger rainbows with huge stomachs buldging out. Time Pagie told us he had been catching rainbows that were spitting out shad. Caught nothing huge... 16-17 inches maybe but beautiful colors and fat.

Heard Buster had a 15-20 lb brown come after a stocker on a clients line right at big hole this am too.

Water temp- 45 coming over the dam and 43 coming under. Water still stained over the dam and clear under.

If I get the video online it'll be late tonight.

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They could be anyplace- I'd say on the south side of middle of the lake- in the flood gate water. That's where most of the critters are coming over from Table Rock. Saw a big carp and several small blue gill, as well as shad on the surface. In the past we've gotten the big browns from the cable to the first island when flood gates are going. A big crank bait might work.

How did you do, Don?

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I spent the afternoon pushing logs off my dock and saw 2 dead suckers and a dozen or so dead shad in the debris. Guess those trout let a few get by them. Haha

"May success follow your every cast." - Trav P. Johnson

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We did ok, caught alot of nice bows from the cables to the ramp. Biggest was about 16 inches nothing really big but we did catch alot of fish. We also had one really big brown come out of nowhere and chase a PMS Jig, seen it, but it turned away at the last min. Phil Stone was with our group and the gentleman with him did catch a really nice 17" Small Mouth on a glow egg.

Will be back again today hopefully the creeks have cleared alittle so we can do both downstream and upstream.. We also seen alot of shad coming through the gates even more in the afternoon. Throw that white jig alot!!

Good Fishing Everyone..

Capt. Don

Capt. Don House
Branson Fishing Guide Service
Table Rock Lake and Taneycomo Lake
Branson MO

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I was talking to a guy last night at Bass Pro, I told him about the report that Phil posted and he said "I have fished here for many years, there are NO shad in Taneycomo" I just said "Ahhh ok" and let it go at that. :wacko:

You are so stupid you threw a rock at the ground and missed.

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I was talking to a guy last night at Bass Pro, I told him about the report that Phil posted and he said "I have fished here for many years, there are NO shad in Taneycomo" I just said "Ahhh ok" and let it go at that. wacko.gif

ok... the shad we're seeing are from Table Rock but to say there's no shad in Taney is a bit on the far side. It's like saying there's no catfish here. Absolute statements like that don't abode well for the speaker.

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