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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…

Big girl gets caught again

Posted by Phil Lilley on September 23rd, 2017


Fished my heart out for this one, after looking at the pics, she was caught earlier this week by a guides client. I taped her at 32″. I would like to say thank you to the old timers who have passed down a lot of hard earned wisdom to me and my friends in the parking lot and at the pavilion. This fish is a true testament to catch and release, and the work of the MDC. Triploid triploid triploid. Thank you  to the guys with the tape and who walked down after I flashed my light and hollered for them!!

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Taneycomo September 10 report

Posted by Phil Lilley on September 10th, 2017


Generation lately has been anyone’s guess.  According to the SPA online forecast, they’re supposed to run about one unit for an hour late evening every day but that’s not been very accurate.  They’re been running water starting about noon – 1 p.m. and off by 8 p.m..  They are running 2-4 units, 100 megawatts at about 707 feet.  Lake temperature remains about 58 degrees. read more…

Taneycomo 9/1-2

Posted by Phil Lilley on September 1st, 2017


I ended up getting Friday off work so at the last minute I decided to zoom down to Taney real quick to catch a few on the fly! read more…

Hopper bite on Taneycomo

Posted by Phil Lilley on August 26th, 2017


We started at the cable and fished the bluff or south side to the island.  The lake level was 705.4 feet and the release was 4,000 cfs (60 megawatts).  This is just over one unit of water. read more…

Taneycomo, August 14 report

Posted by Phil Lilley on August 14th, 2017


I can honestly say this has been one of the best summer fishing seasons in many years here on Lake Taneycomo.  I say that for a couple of reasons. read more…

Lilley’s Lake Taneycomo fishing report, July 20

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 20th, 2017


Generation has been consistent the past few weeks. Dam officials have run “fish water” from about midnight until noon each day and then up to three or four units until late at night. With temperatures in the mid 90’s, Table Rock’s turbines are turning out much needed electricity. read more…

Table Rock: Cape Fair 6/24

Posted by Phil Lilley on June 24th, 2017


I got out this morning about 2 hours before sun up  and was pretty disappointed in my results the first 2 hours. Skunked. I threw a jig and a black spinner. Water temp 79. read more…