Thursday, July 19th, 2012
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.