Fishing Report for May, 2007

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Fishing Report

It was quite a busy holiday weekend. We had several trips out everyday. Fishing was very good! Water was off most of time, except for an occasional generator in the afternoon that only ran for a while.
Several really nice fish were landed during our trips. 20″ plus, rainbows and even a 20″ brown. Friday and Saturday on our guided trips, we fished nothing but tungsten beaded midges. They did so well we never even changed once. Sunday and Monday we fished several different patterns. Soft hackles, midges, emergers, and micro jigs. We used 6X and 7X fluorocarbon tippet, a must in the clear waters. I have to say fishing was very consistant every day.

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Fishing Report

Water was completely off today around noon. Had a couple of good down pours, but fishing was good. Soft hackles really did well. Olive and red ones, also South Platte brassies. We had a 23″ rainbow on the red soft hackle. Not a bad day at all! There sure weren’t many people fishing today. Probably the weather was the main factor.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Fishing Report

The dam has been running 1 generator Monday – Today.
You still can get out a ways though. A lot people say that it is not fishable when they are running water, but you just have to make some adjustments, and once you find the right mix you will catch just as many fish. I’ve been putting on 4x tippet and having my clients cast some streamers and they are doing really well. Also micro jigs have been doing well too.

We have been really keeping busy with guide trips, so if a customized fly fishing trip sounds like something you would like to do, call or email us for rates and availability. 417-335-4655 or

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Fishing Report

Today and yesterday they have been running 1 – 2 generators. Water has still been low enough to get out on the gravel bars and fish.

Saturday we had a really fun large group of people that were here for a convention, out on the water. Everyone caught a good number of fish on everything from a small midge to scud patterns. One person even landed a really nice 5 lb brown.

Hot Fly Patterns:

small scud patterns: gray or sowbug
olive tungsten beaded midge
WD-40’s: black or gray
olive wooly buggers with flash
Adam’s bug
peach egg patterns

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Fishing Report

We have had several trips out everyday lately. Even though most of the time water has been running 1-2 generators, you just need to take different approaches and you can still be very successful.

Yesterday morning they had no water running till about 10 am. It did not matter what color or fly we threw, they were hitting on anything. Even after the water came up our group of clients still were hammering them. We had a hard time getting everyone to quit. They ended up going for 3 hours longer than they originally scheduled. I can’t really say that one fly did better than another at all. We used prismatic emergers, Midges in black and brown, scud patterns in gray or brown, cracklebacks (when the water was off), and even some sculpins.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to use fluorocarbon tippets if you want a better success rate. It is worth the extra expense.

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Fishing Report

Water is still running, as it did all weekend. If you have been one of hundreds trying to get through to the dam, the recording is still not operating. Table Rock is still hovering around 916

We had several trips out over the weekend and even with the higher water, fishing was really good for us. Little scuds and rust midges did very well, along with large san juan worms, and egg patterns. Even picked up fish on a crackleback a small olive woolie bugger, and some dry flies on Sundays trip.

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Fishing Report

Well the water generation pattern has been 1-2 generators everyday this week, although today they started with 2 generators, by afternoon they had all 4 going (707.4) Table Rock Lake is sitting at a foot over power pool.

Had a trip out this morning, and we did actually very well. He landed quite a few 16 & 17 inch trout. We actually caught more browns today than rainbows. The most effective patterns were Scud patterns in sizes 20 & 18, and san juan worms in brown. Tried out a couple of new patterns that really showed a lot of potential!

Tomm. I will be guiding from my boat for a bunch of guys fishing a big annual tournament on Lake Taneycomo, should be lots of fun.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Fishing Report

2 generators are running at this time, and have been all day. They turned on 2 yesterday also around 2 pm. Friday, Sat., and Sunday the water was off during the day.

We have had several trips out the last week. A couple of really large groups fished with us Friday and Saturday. They were a wonderful group of people to work with and they did really well. I think just about everyone had on a different fly pattern and all were catching fish. They kept all of us (guides) busy!

Of course with the water running, the fly picks have been:

San Juan worms in brown or red
Small peach puffballs
Scuds: possum brown or sowbug (smaller sizes)
Micro jigs early

Water off:
Cracklebacks (this pattern has been really great the last week or so, and are really fun to fish)
olive wooly
tungsten beaded olive midge
Adam’s bug
south platte emerger in olive