Our generation pattern has changed here on Lake Taneycomo but I’m not sure what it’s going to be in the coming days. They’ve gone from running it 24/7 to no generation during the day, or at least in the morning, and running it one unit in the afternoon. I say I’m not sure what it will be tomorrow because the schedule and what actually happens has not been the same Monday and Tuesday. But at least the generation schedule is making everyone happy… with times of running and not running.
The dissolved oxygen in the water seems to be holding up pretty good. Fish have been active–feeding well and fighting hard.
Trout fishing down in our area (Lilleys’ Landing Resort) has picked up and most are catching good numbers of decent rainbows on Power Bait and night crawlers. Orange Power Eggs have been working, drifting them on the bottom using 4-pound line. Dock fishing has been good too using night crawlers. Almost everyone is getting their limits in the morning.
The Berkley pink worm is making a come back. Guides are fishing it 4 deep deep in the mornings before the sun gets up over the water, them 6-7 feet deep when it gets sunny.
There’s a lot of rainbows down in the Branson Landing area and on down to Blue Haven. The pink worm is catching them as well as a spoon.
In the trophy area, we’re doing well using a white or peach Mega Worm under a float. Either with the water off or running, drift it under an indicator 4 to 6 feet deep, but best to fish it when they’re only running less than one unit or about 3,000 cubic feet per second of water. Use the 1/80th-ounce if the water is running and the 1/100th-ounce if it’s not.
Marabou jigs are working pretty well. We used white 1/16th-ounce this evening and caught some nice rainbows above and below Fall Creek. Sculpin/peach with an orange head has been working with one unit running from the cable at the dam down to Trophy Run.
Anglers drifting a tan scud under a float caught some nice rainbows below the dam while boating. Nathan told me one gentleman caught and released 5 “trophies” this afternoon on the tan scud. More details coming I hope.