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Posted by John Neporadny, Jr. on November 1st, 2012
The Gravois arm of the Lake of the Ozarks has plenty of options for bass anglers, but its creeks offer the best action in the fall. “The back ends of all the major feeder creeks—Gravois, Little Gravois, Indian Creek, Soap Creek and Mill Creek–really load up with shad in the late fall and when the shad move shallow the bass come in with them,” says Scott Pauley, a tournament angler formerly from Eldon, MO. read more…
Posted by Phil Lilley on November 1st, 2012
Fishing — and catching — on Lake Taneycomo lately has been awfully good, according to our guides and most of anglers we talk to. Generation has been unpredictable, running some days and not running other days with no real pattern. I’d normally advise checking the Southwest Power Administration site but be warned . . . the generation schedule has been wrong at least two days in the last week. Our water temperature is an amazing 47 degrees. I say amazing because it has stayed around 47 for almost three months. Normally our water temperature from Table Rock Lake rises into the mid 50’s in the fall, but that just hasn’t happened. Dissolved oxygen levels seem to be very good, too, since our trout are fighting just as hard as they normally fight in the winter and spring. read more…
Posted by Mark Crawford on October 30th, 2012
Water levels are running at 430 cfs at the spring and water clarity is clear. With such clear water we are having lately, we have been using 5x tippet with mayfly and caddis nymphs. And the hot fly last week was a snail pattern. And of course Y2k’s will put numbers on the board. With spin fishers, hot pink and purple haze trout magnets and black rooster tails have been hot. The leaves falling into the river is pretty much over and with cold weather just around the corner, some of the hottest fishing on the Spring River is on the way.
Posted by Phil Lilley on October 30th, 2012
As the fall season in Branson winds down and the Christmas season starts, trout on Lake Taneycomo are celebrating by biting the hooks of anglers all over the lake. Well, that’s what some say. But seriously, trout fishing has been pretty good for most and guides on the lake have been very busy taking people fishing. Steve Dickey is one guide and he took time to call in a fishing report for us. Hear his fishing report by clicking and downloading a MP3 file or a MOV file.
Posted by Brian Sloss on October 30th, 2012
Brian Sloss and Ryan Griffin would like to invite all fly fishers to come fish the Eleven Point River on November 3rd and enjoy a free BBQ that night. This will be an opportunity to fish one of the Ozarks most beautiful rivers, catch some rainbow trout and hang out with other fly fisherman and women from this region.
Ten percent of canoe rentals and all proceeds from a raffle of a Fly Rod, from Temple Fork Outfitters, and Fly gear will go for a Didymo Prevention Washing Stations at Greer, so come one come all and cast a fly on the Eleven Point. read more…
Posted by Steve Dally on October 26th, 2012
Fall has been gorgeous so far and doubly so for Bryson Storie from Tennessee who picked off this thick rainbow at Rim Shoals.
Posted by John Berry on October 26th, 2012
My love affair with fishing droppers began about twenty five years ago on my first fishing trip to Montana. The drift boat guide on the Madison River tied a small nymph to the bend of the hook of a large dry fly and we fished it along the bank. I didn’t catch anything on it (my brother and I only caught one small rainbow that day) but I was intrigued with the possibilities. On my return, I began experimenting with droppers and having quite a bit of success. read more…
Posted by John Berry on October 26th, 2012
During the past week, we have had one rain event, warmer then cooler temperatures and heavy winds. Fall is here. The lake level at Bull Shoals Dam fell three tenths of a foot to rest at six and seven tenths feet below power pool of 654.00 feet. This is forty seven and seven tenths feet below the top of flood pool.