One day on a cold January morning, three bored fishermen, on a dock on Lake Taneycomo hatched an idea. “What if we made one cast off the dock each day and recorded it to keep track of how many we catch? But if we start, we have to do it every day — and never miss a day!” And, thus, One Cast was born, January 10, 2015. Ryan Titus, Lilleys’ Landing dock manager, makes the first cast, January 10, 2015.
Since then we’ve made almost 1,500 episodes and caught more than 155 trout — on the first cast, which is THE official cast of the day. We only have missed ONE DAY since when it just absolutely slipped all our minds. Through beautiful, serene days, cold, blustery ones and even amid flooded conditions, we have built up thousands of followers, some who have never even visited Branson. We are humbled and grateful for the response and hope we have helped anglers from all over learn how to catch more fish, namely trout on Lake Taneycomo.
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Meet the Casters
Duane works on the dock at Lilleys’ Landing, as well as manages Lilleys’ Millworks, the woodworking division of the resort. He has worked for LLR for six years after guiding in Alaska, managing a cabinet shop in Springfield and a host of other enterprises.
Blake can be found at our dock, or in one of our boats more often than not! As an aspiring fishing guide, Blake lives and breathes Taneycomo trout. Blake paints our jig heads, and ties jigs & scuds for us.
Ryan is the grounds/maintenance/dock manager having grown up around the resort as one of Lisa’s son. He has worked for LLR for nine years.
Victor works in the resort office as well as on the dock, grounds and maintenance. He has been with LLR for three years after working for a local cabinet company and directing programs at the Boys & Girls Club in Branson.