Fishing Report for August, 2006

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Fishing Report

The Dam has been running water generally every afternoon. This morning they had 1 generator running first thing and then had 3 running in the afternoon.
There wasn’t a very big crowd fishing yesterday, maybe a dozen or so. Those who were catching fish were using a size 20 or 22 grey scud.
Today the 20 grey scud worked well again but fished behind an small apricot egg pattern. Also the brown san juan did good too. With the water off the ginger south platte brassie pick up fish also. Still using small tippets 7X generally.
Recently some much larger browns have been spotted up at the Dam and we actually have hooked a few the past three days.

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Fishing Report

Water generation has been very different the last couple of days. Today they turned 1 generator on at 9:30 am, yesterday it was 8 a.m. and days prior it was around 1 p.m.
Fishing has been a little more work than normal. You really must size down to 20’s and 22’s to catch bigger fish.
Today we hooked the biggest fish ( a brown 21″) on a really small peach glo ball pattern. Also the last couple of days the WD-40’s in grey or black, and red san juan worms have been doing good too.

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Monday, August 14th, 2006

Fishing Report

This morning the little ginger south platte brassie did really well. Also the sulfur cracklebacks were effective too.
Scud patterns, sz 20 in tan were also a great option.

Tip: When fishing with an indicator, make sure it is as small as possible, too large of an indicator creates quite a bit of wake in the water, and I would also stay away from bright colors such as orange/red, etc. It really does spook the fish.
Light tippets still a must when the water is off.

Today they turned on 2 generators at 1 p.m. and later had all 4 going.

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Fishing Report

Saturday, we had a client out, who had never fly fished. He hooked and landed a really nice rainbow, on a size 22 nat. brown scud pattern. It was 6 lbs., and had a 14 inch girth on it. He did a great job in landing it! I think it’s safe to say he’s been converted!!

Water generation has mostly been on in the afternoons. Today they turned on 1 around 1 p.m., Yesterday it was 2 p.m.

Fly box picks

Dry Flies: Stimulators and small mosquito’s early morning

WD’s 40’s in grey and black are still hot too, especially when fished as a trailer.
Scud patterns in brown or tan are working also, after all they are the number one food source on Lake Taneycomo.

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Fishing Report

We have had trips out everyday but one this last week.
Water generation has varied everyday. Today they turned on 2 at 1 p.m. just as we were coming off the water. For the most part water is off early mornings.

Fly box picks
The micro bedspread has really been doing well. Also yellow softhackles, chamois worms and small tan scuds. The WD 40’s in grey did well for us today too. We actually got away with using 6X flurocarbon tippet today.

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Friday, August 4th, 2006

Fishing Report

Today the generation remained 0 gen. till around 12:00 when they turned on 1 gen. It only raised the tailwater level about 2ft. higher. Which had a great effect on fishing. We actually saw a 9lb. rainbow today giving us great hopes for this years spawning run.

Fly Box
When starting in the mornings we are still enjoying the dry fly action. Using #14 renegades, #18 griffiths gnats, and #14 green cracklebacks. After the fish stop looking to the surface for food try chamois worms with a #18 natural brown or smokey-olive scud. We also have been using a #16 natural brown scud with #20 WD-40’s in grey and black. As far as emergers #18 cream and green south platte brassie’s as well as #18 prismatic ( u must retrieve them with short-fast strips). And Finally we are still throwing #10 weighted grey sculpins.

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Fishing Report

Generation has generally been off till around 8 am then turning on a second one about an hour later and running all four by early afternoon.
Table Rock Lake is almost 3 feet under powerpool.
High temperatures have been back and look to continue.
Had a couple of trips down yesterday. They did really well. Starting to catch some browns once in a while too.

Fly Box Picks

Early mornings when the water is off, try some dry flies, like renegades, or griffiths gnats. Cracklebacks, WD40’s, and sculpins are doing good at this time too.

When the water is running, use Chamois worms with a small scud (tan or lt. gray) as a trailer. Also red or brown san juan worms.

If in a boat try egg patterns or the tungsten bead midge.