Fishing Report for July, 2012

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Fishing Report

Taneycomo Lake conditions have been very good lately. Running a little water most afternoons, just for a short time, so its has provided us quite a bit of some great wade fishing time.

The best time has been early mornings, when there has been quite a large midge hatch going on.
During that time we have been throwing some small dry’s, mostly size 22’s, gnats, or even a larger dry fly. Later in the day we are using soft hackles, cracklebacks, WD-40 midges, and zebra midges. Still ever popular has been the micro jig. Different colors during the day, but mostly white, black, or olive. If your fishing Scuds, colors have been gray or tan, in size 16 or 18. If your after a little more action, try stripping a rabbit sculpin off the bottom. But remember, you must use 7 or 8 lb test when throwing it. Any other time you may need to go down to 7X.
Downsizing is really important later in the mornings and afternoons.

We have been doing well drifting in the boat in the trophy area too. Using Micro jigs, zebras, scuds, and soft hackles. Its just best to go early, because it does start getting really warm around noon when in the boat. We’ve been going out between 6am – 7am.

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Fishing Report

Happy 4th of July

Been so busy I have not had a chance to update our reports. We are still doing guide trips everyday. Boat and waded. We have had plenty of times with no generation lately, so wading is a great option. It is also really nice and cool in the water too. We have been throwing some larger streamers on 4X tippet with really great success, when wading. Its also a different way of fishing instead of the usual. You don’t have to worry about using light line, which is great, and it usually only takes one time of hitting yourself in back of the head to improve your casting! (honestly that rarely happens). Its also a plus that the larger fish are attracted more to the streamer too. It is rather fun watching groups of trout chase it seeing who can get it first!

In the boat we have been doing good too. I am seeing a lot of missed bites/strikes. The trout aren’t necessarily hitting it hard, in fact sometimes I hear “I hooked a rock” Yep with fins too!

I have been seeing some really nice fish while in the boat, including a couple of 29″ browns. They looked like twins swimming around!

I have had some really great people out lately too. From beginners to a young man from Italy who had never fished before. Today I have John (from the St. Louis Rams) out. He is regular and really enjoy taking him out. Hopefully we can find one of the twins again!

Top Fly Picks:
Tungsten Zebra midges, especially rusty dun, or brown
Micro jigs (a super hot pattern lately)
soft hackles
Scuds- gray or brown
small egg patterns

The weather has been pretty warm lately too, and we are very dry. Table Rock Lake is down to 912.3. Summertime pool is 917.