With and exceptionally mild winter, the fishing on Lake Taneycomo continues to be excellent. Lures and Jigs working better in afternoons, when generation patterns are lighter. Olive/Tan, or Black/Brown are working the best, 1/8oz is what we’re doing the best on in the deeper water. Spoons are working well all day, you might want to use a 1/4oz when generation is heavy, and back to the 1/6oz when lighter. Powerbaits all day, on a 1/4 or 3/16th oz drift rig. If you have Orange, Pink, White and Yellow .. should cover the spectrum. We are also doing very well with the Gulp Bubble Gum Trout worms… stop by and get a pack to try if you never have… they are a blast to fish either wacky style or threaded up a hook. No matter what your choice, get to the lake, and get fishing… Come see us soon.
September 20th, 2011 by
I don’t know if we’re quite ready to say it’s fall yet… but the temps lately have all of us here in the Ozarks of Missouri thinkin Fall. Fishing has been very good for the last few days. Several things are proving successful. Gulp alive came out with an artificial night crawler that looks awesome, and stinks. We can’t hardly keep them.. they’ve been working well. Mikes or Atlas Big Red salmon eggs are working well with a powerbait egg to hold on to it. The oil packed eggs leave a great scent trail for the trout. Night Crawelers have been hot for 2 months now.
Lures that are working are Gold/Orange Little Cleos, Gold Red Thomas Spoons or a Nickel/Blue Cleo. Trout Magnets in Pink or Orange/Yellow.
Jigs, Olive/ Tan White or Black/Brown should all do good. We’ve been doing better with the lighter weights with water slow..16th or even 32nd oz.
Stop in and see us..new Falcon Rods are in stock as well as a great selection of medium priced quality combos.
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July 25th, 2011 by
The Lake drawdown went without a hitch this weekend. We had a few problems with boat launches, but other than that the fishing was very good.
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We’ve had a great June and July … fish are continuing to bite very well.
Come see us soon…
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June 15th, 2011 by
We’re off to a great fishing summer so far. We’ve had lots of families enjoying the Rainbow Trout on Lake Taneycomo. We’re seeing less than normal generation flows, so the water is quite calm, and you won’t have to go far to get on the trout.
Red/Gold Thomas Spoons, Gulp in Pink and White or Yellow Combination or night crawlers are what’s working best.
Hot Spots are the 65 Bridges, the power lines above Monkey Island and the drift from the bridges down to Coon Creek.
Check us out on Facebook..we’re able to update it during the day for recent photos and news.
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April 21st, 2011 by
Heres a link from Branson.Com that describes the Purple Heart fishing tournament that we’re sponsoring next week. If you get a chance come down and check it out for yourself.. it’s sure to be a great day.
March 14th, 2011 by
Well march has started with flurry of fishing. We continue to see a lot of nice fish.. with three over 18#’s in the last four weeks. While that is good, creel size in the last week has seemed to get smaller. We still have folks catching 40-50 on half day trips, but the bigger ones are not consistant. I think sometimes people question their technique, or imagine lots of “reasons” why they didn’t do as good as a previous trip. There’s one thing that’s going to affect the size of the fish you catch.. Missouri Dept. of Conservation. You must remember this is a stocked lake, and our fish come from different sources. For the last of Feb. stocking and most of March the fish will be supplied by Neosho Hatchery. These fish avg about 8″, where the ones we get from Shepard of the Hills Hatchery are usually a 12″ avg. So if you find yourself catching some smaller fish..it’s not necessarily your fishing skills. I’m posting a picture of this nice 24″ Brown Trout caught by Elvin Imgarten..just above the hwy 65 bridges last week. He was surely proud, as he should be.
Bring your lures, along with your powerbaits and worms.. they’re all doing well right now.
Remember to renew your license, and do a spring “Safety” check on your boat, to make sure all required safety equipment is in the boat.
Have a great day on the lake
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February 24th, 2011 by
We’ve enjoyed a good month of fishing. Fishing is particularlly good in the Middle lake right now, and it seems trolling is the one thing that’s bringing in some nice trophies. We’ve had two 18 lbers and one 20 in the last three weeks. Pictured here is Perry from Wisconsin with an 18.1# Brown he caught on Saturday. He was very proud, and should have been.
Lures are doing well right now, crankbaits in trout or crawfish patterns. Jigs that are hot are Black, Brown, and the good ole Olive and Tan. Powerbait colors are Orange/Yellow or Pink/White.. Nightcrawlers are getting really hot as well.
Hey if you do facebook, look for the new Scotty’s Trout Dock page. Be sure to add us as a friend, and you’ll get almost daily blogs on fishing, lures or just general lake info.
We’re heading to Spring Fishing Tackle Show next week, we’re hoping to stock up on the latest Falcon Rods for the year as well as see anything that might be new.
Don’t forget to check your boat for safety when you pull it out for the spring. Life Jackets, Fire Extinquishers, are very important. If needed have a buddy kind of look it over as if he’s inspecting it..sometimes 2 pair of eyes is better than one.
Let’s have a great day on the lake…
January 29th, 2011 by
There’s nothing better than a January day on Lake Taneycomo. MDC makes sure we have plenty of fish for the month, and I’ve seen some nice fish in the last week.. The picture you see is a friend of ours, David, and he had a blast Wed fishing. This is just a couple that he caught.. and he released them both after our picture … so that someone else will enjoy catching them.
We’re seeing lots of success on the old faithful Gold/Red Buoyant spoon, Crankbaits like Rapala Shad Raps and Trout Magnets when we have still water.
Worms are starting to pick up as well, and had several folks in this week , picking up some of our excellent minnows.
I understand January fishing is not for everyone, but if you can bundle up a little, and get down here.. I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
December 17th, 2010 by
November 15th, 2010 by
Fishing continues to be very good this week. MDC target for this month is to stock 35,000. We have a lot of families that fish for Thanksgiving.. and look forward to seeing our Friends and Family for the holidays. We’ve enjoyed a great fall so far..the weather has been unbeatable.
Construction on the new bridge is done..and will either open this week.. or after Thanksgiving.. Shouldn’t hinder anyone from getting to us.. will just take a little getting used to. The old bridge will be closed for 8-10 Months… so we’ll all adjust accordingly.
Kerrie Nell, Madison, Hanna Belle and myself, thank you..for this year..and the years to come. We hope you and yours enjoy a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
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