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Lake Taneycomo fishing report, January 10

Posted by Phil Lilley on January 10th, 2018

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Generation has been fairly consistent lately.  It’s been geared toward temperature and power demand.  The colder it is, the heavier generation is at night and during the morning hours.  With it getting warmer the last few days, generation has been light in the morning.  It’s been off almost every afternoon for a couple of weeks. read more…


Lilley’s Taneycomo report, November 17

Posted by Phil Lilley on November 17th, 2017

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There has not been much change in regards to generation patterns lately.  The dam has been running a little water each day, but it’s anyone’s guess what time that water will run.  The lake level has reached up to 705 feet, one unit, once or maybe twice a day, in the morning and/or in the evening and running for less than an hour each time.  We call this “fish water.” read more…


Lilley’s Lake Taneycomo fishing report, October 19

Posted by Phil Lilley on October 19th, 2017

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Just a quick semi-short fishing report for Lake Taneycomo.  They’ve been leaving the water off most days and running a little in the evenings but there are exceptions!  Like yesterday and today!!  They’ve ran water all day the past couple of days except for a little break in the afternoons.  In other words, it’s unpredictable. read more…


Lilley’s Lake Taneycomo fishing report, October 13

Posted by Phil Lilley on October 13th, 2017

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Cooler weather has brought less generation to Taneycomo.  The water has been running for an hour or two in the evenings and that’s about all.  That makes fishing off the docks and wading below the dam more enjoyable for sure. read more…


Two special catches on Taneycomo this week

Posted by Phil Lilley on October 6th, 2017

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Generation is still constant during the day and night on Taneycomo.  About a half unit night and most of the day with a shot of heavier water mid to late afternoon.  Water quality remains good enough for the fish to eat, and fight.  The fears about bad water and fish kills this fall have not materialized, but we have about 5-6 weeks left of low DO season. read more…


2017 Taneycomo Sampling Survey Report

Posted by Phil Lilley on September 30th, 2017

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Every year, the Missouri Department of Conservation takes a sample of the fish in Lake Taneycomo by electro-shock to see how the trout are fairing. The following are this year’s findings.

2017 Lake Taneycomo Sampling Study


Lilley’s Lake Taneycomo fishing report, September 26

Posted by Phil Lilley on September 27th, 2017

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Generation has been consistent for the last 10 days — at about 2,200 cubic feet per second at a lake level of 704 feet, generating 30-35 megawatts of power from midnight until 2 p.m.  Starting at 2 p.m., they’re building it up to 3 units (not full), almost 9,000 cfs at a lake level of 708 feet.  That’s a lot of water!  But it goes back down to 704 feet by 8 p.m. read more…


Big browns abound

Posted by Phil Lilley on September 23rd, 2017

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The brown trout run on Lake Taneycomo has been, well, suspect the last few years.  Seems like conditions have not lined up right each fall season for the big browns to move up.  But this year it seems like we are seeing a big push of trophy browns below the dam, and a few of them have been caught. read more…