Here on Lake Taneycomo, we’re finally seeing some slower generation after months of high water. But we’re an oasis in the middle of flooding, all around us. There are so many people affected by flooding, our hearts go out to them. We could easily be in the same position if weather patterns shift.
We’ve had rain this past week but our watershed hasn’t been blanketed with inches, only isolated storms delivering a half-inch at a time which soaks into the ground with little runoff. So our lakes are not jumping up and generation has slowed.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been running up to 3 units, starting early in the morning and shutting down after dark but this isn’t the case every day. Today, they are not running water until 2 p.m. which gives those who like to fish from the bank, or dock or wade a chance to enjoy some quiet water. Hard to say what will happen in the coming days… we are forecasted to get quite a bit of rain this weekend but we will wait and see what falls and where.
Duane had a guide trip this morning, early, and Steve did great throwing a stick bait. He landed 4 rainbows over 20 inches, all in the lower trophy area.
Speaking of scuds, a beaded scud under an indicator works well, using 6x or 2-pound line from Short Creek up. So will a zebra midge. I really don’t have specific colors and sizes because I haven’t been out to try it yet. Same size tippet on the Zebras.
Air injected night crawlers almost always catches fish anywhere on the upper lake but especially in the Short Creek area.
The pink Powerworm caught this 15-pound brown in the Short Creek area last week. We like to think a brown is smarter than that, growing from a 12-inch stocker to a 30-inch brute without being caught. Taking a pink Powerworm shouldn’t have been on this guy’s menu.
See all the trophies caught and released on our Trophy Page.
Black/Olive marabou jigs have been doing pretty good so far this week, even out fishing the sculpin/peach jig. White is still the color on the first half-mile of the lake, then switch to the darker colors.