Water Off Tomorrow?!?!?

April 15th, 2015

Rain off and on almost all day today.  However, tomorrow we are looking at 80s and very slight chances of rain.  Friday the chances increase to 50%, mainly late.  Saturday may be a wash out as I am seeing 90% chances, and 80% for Sunday.

Yes, I saw no generation for tomorrow, Thursday, until 2:00 p.m. Then they will turn on one unit for three hours; then three for an hours and finish off with four hours of four units.  Get up and get out!

Richard - 4/14/15

Richard – 4/14/15

Rich from Kansas and his friend Tom, spent Tuesday morning and early afternoon on the river with Stan.  Nice 18 inch rainbow caught on the ruby 2 under the big ruby.  Good quantity of

Tom - 4/14/15

Tom – 4/14/15

nice fish for these guys.  Tom had not been fly fishing for quite some time but he picked up on it again pretty quickly.

Have I Already Said It?….Fishing is Great!

April 14th, 2015

This past Sunday was to supposed to be a rain out.  Not!  A little rain yesterday, and I think a few sprinkles this morning, but otherwise, no rain.  At least not yet.  With 90% chance of rain, we’ll maybe see some tonight.  Next big chance for rain looks like Friday.  Temperatures holding in the 60s to 70s.  Sunday is looking like rain also.

We continue seeing two units with a level around 706 and about 6500 cfs on generation.  This is perfect if you have a boat.  Not really good for wade fishing.  Keeping the level steady for several days has really made fishing great!

The Gang - 4/12/15Our annual group that was originated by Dan from Texas fished with us again this past Sunday.  Most have fished with us for the past seven years…some longer and one brand new one this year.   What a day for these guys.  I call them the three corners

Lou - 4/12/15

Lou – 4/12/15

group as a few are from California, a couple from New York and the rest from Texas.  Guides Stan, Darrell, Dana and Jim had to deal with this bunch all day.  Top boat had

Rich - 4/12/15

Rich – 4/12/15

58 fish to the boat and the top fish was a 20 inch rainbow in another boat. Bugs for the day were the ruby 2 under the big ruby, root beer under a big ruby 2, the JQ streamer and the black copperhead midge under a #16 red midge or black d-ribbed midge.  As you can well imagine,

Rich - 4/12/15

Rich – 4/12/15

a good time was had by all.

Great Days On The Water

April 12th, 2015

Although 4-5 days ago it was forecast that today had a 90% chance of rain, we are looking at sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s today.  Beautiful day.  Upper 60s tomorrow and a chance of rain.  Unfortunately, rain just keep bouncing in and out of the forecast.  Right now, we have had enough.  Want to get this water back to wading levels!

Had three mornings last week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, where they had no generation from midnight until 6:00 a.m.  Then they cranked on one or two, then three and finally four before the day was over.  This weekend, they ran the equivalent of two units all weekend.  Monday’s projection is the same, the equivalent of two units.

Lots of trips on the water this past week and fishing has been great.  Everyone catching good numbers and good quality fish, and the weather has been great.  A little windy a few days, but no one is complaining except us guides when we are trying to get a good drift or just sit in one spot!

Stan had Doc from Oklahoma on the water Friday.  Lots of fish on that little ruby 2.  More of the same for Jill and Danielle.  Lots of fish on the

Danielle - 4/10/15

Danielle – 4/10/15

ruby 2.  Jill’s daughter Danielle wanted to try fly fishing, so Jill decided to come along for a good mother-daughter day.  By the end of the day Jill’s

Jill - 4/10/15

Jill – 4/10/15

comment was “I’d do this again…it was fun!”  I think we might have two more fly fishing ladies in our midst. Jim and Dana had a group out of Texas.  Jim had the guys, Paul and Mark and Dana had the ladies, Gail and Tere.  More fish to the boat.  Paul likes pulling streamers, so they were pulling the JQ.  However, they also fished the red midge, ruby midge and hot hare’s ear.  The ladies were catching on the red midge, a big ruby 2 and a red San Juan worm.

Gail - 4/11/15

Gail – 4/11/15

The Texas group hit the water again on Saturday.  This time the ladies fished with Darrell and drug fish in all day on the ruby 2.  Jim had Paul

Tere - 4/11/15

Tere – 4/11/15

and Mark again for more streamer and indicator catching.  Stan had an afternoon trip.  Todd, from Kansas was attending a meeting in the area and just had to wet a line.  He had fished with Stan once before and decided it was time

Todd - 4/11/15

Todd – 4/11/15

to do it again.   He could not believe how fat the fish are.  Yep!  it was the ruby 2 under a big ruby!

We have been sending several folks who want to wade or fish from the bank over to the creeks, Roark and Turkey creeks.  Good reports on these areas from the fishers coming back to get more flies.  One of the couples who fished the mouth of Roark about four days ago said almost any midge color they threw at the fish the fish were taking them.  A gentleman came in this morning to get more ruby 2 and black copperhead midges.  Said he did very well at Turkey creek.  Certainly work looking at until they shut down the water.  Fishing is just good.  Your challenge is getting to them!


Fat Fish!

April 10th, 2015

WINDY!  The wind is out of sight here today.  All the boats were grunching about yesterday’s wind, but today it much worse.  Nice couple days ahead with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s.  However, by Sunday, we are looking at chances for thunderstorms early.  Hope it’s early, we have boats out Sunday.

Not running quite as much water as they have been, but I think we will see continued generation each day for a while at least as we are still a little over a half a foot above power pool

Jim - 4/8/15

Jim – 4/8/15

Even with all this water, however, fishing continues to be very good.  Gina had Jim out again and they had a great day on the ruby 2 and the black d-ribbed tunghead midge.  Darrell had Jacob and his grandfather, Mel out for half a day.  This was a new

Jacob - 4/8/15

Jacob – 4/8/15

experience for both of them and they had a great day on a big ruby 2 with the rainbow warrior dropper.  Stan had Dave, from Arkansas, out all day.  They hammered them on the ruby 2 under the big ruby.  Jim had Derek from Dave 040815Illinois out for half a day.  Took him out again on Thursday.  Couple good days for them on the ruby, hot hare’s ear and the JQ streamer.

Water Everywhere! Good News….Fish Love It!

April 6th, 2015

Did not get as much water this this last rain as we did with the earlier one.  However, it did set us back a little as far as getting Table Rock Lake down to pool.  Little sprinkles yesterday, but no more in sight for a few days.  Maybe Thursday will bring some more rain.

What can I say.  Maximum generation all day.  There was a slight break……not as much generation……before this last rain, but that was short lived.

Several boats out Saturday.  Jim had Steve, from Illinois out again.  They had a good morning on the ruby with the hot hare’s ear dropper or stripping the JQ streamer.  Al Wood from Michigan, spend the morning with Dana.  They fished a size 20 hare’s ear and the ruby 2.  Darrell and Stan had a group of young men who are attending college together and one of the guy’s father.  Pretty much the first time fly fishing or even fishing! for all of them.  Hope they don’t think the water looks like this all the time!  They did have a good time and even caught some fish.  One was a nice 17″ rainbow.  Big ruby for Stan’s boat, and Darrell was using the big ruby with the rainbow warrior dropper.

Yesterday, in the damp, cloudy day, Gary and his son, Kale took half a day with Stan.  Very good day for these guys.  They regularly fish Taney, and were distraught they could not get on the water.  No problem, into the boat and onto the fish.  Big ruby, with ruby 2 or black midge dropper.


Lots of Rain This Morning!

April 3rd, 2015

Hit the floor at 4:30 this morning when a clap of thunder and the sound of heavy, blowing rain woke me up.  Seemed like lots of rain, but so far, Table Rock Lake has only come 2/10ths of a foot.  However, I’m sure it will come up some more.  The good/bad news is that they are running four units almost full capacity and the projection is for more of the same tomorrow.  Right now, no major chances for rain for several days and temperatures in the mid 60s for the weekend and70s to 80s for next week.

Gina on the water Wednesday with her regular, Jim from Monett.  They were scheduled for a full day, but came off early when the thunderstorm and lightning were looming in the horizon.  Until then, however, they were having a good day on the black #16 d-rib midge and the black copperhead midge.  Stan was also on water.  He had Don and Gary from Kansas out for half a day.  They started late and found shelter from the rain where they waited out the storm, then back to fishing!  Good day for them too on the same patterns, black r-rib midge and black copperhead midge.

Several boats out tomorrow so we’ll see how she is fishing!



Water Is Gong Down

April 1st, 2015

Since the 27th, they have dropped Table Rock Lake a little over one foot.  YEAH!  We have one more foot to go and we will be at power pool.  Should start seeing a little off generation time when we get to that level.

Gorgeous day yesterday!  Sunny and in the upper 70s.  Today it is cloudy and in the low 60s for far and it is almost noon.  Slight chances for rain today and tomorrow and the prediction was that we would see mid 70s today and tomorrow.  I wouldn’t want to bet on today.  Friday looks like it will be wet….90% chance of morning showers and thunderstorms.  However, the weekend looks dry and mid 60s.

Stan and Jim both on the water Monday.  Needed to see if we could find fish with all this water.  Stan took Jack and Mary Kay to Turkey Creek where they found several cooperative fish.  Best pattern was the P&P midge under the big ruby.  Jim hit the main part of Taneycomo and he found fish in many of the normal high-water locations on the JQ streamer and a ruby 2 midge.  Not barn burner days, but enough fish to keep you happy and have a good time.

Jim had Mark and his friend, Chuck on Taney yesterday.  This was baptism by fire for Chuck as it was his first time fly fishing.  Hope he doesn’t think we fish water like this all the time!!  They caught and missed several fish on the JQ streamer, the ruby 2

Kathy - 3/31/15

Kathy – 3/31/15

and hot hare’s ear nymph.  Kathy and Ron from Louisiana spent the day with Carolyn.  They worked hard and we hit any place we saw fish.  I’d say good to very good day on the ruby 2, black copperhead midge and the holographic green crackleback.


Four Units – 24 hours/day

March 28th, 2015

Right now and through Monday for sure, we have and will have four generators going almost at maximum for 24 hours each day. Fortunately we do not have real strong chance for rain in the near future.  Hopefully, they can get Table Rock Lake back to pool with this generation pattern.

Weather is looking better come Sunday, and should look pretty good all next week.

We cancelled trips through the first of the week.  If the water stays running like this for a few days, we will be able to find fish in their normal places.  But, during the first few days of heavy running, they are still scattered so we do not want to take folks out and not have some fish come to the boat.  We certainly have fished even heavier water successfully, but we know things have to settle down.

We’ll keep you posted!

Lots of Rain and High Water!

March 26th, 2015

Boy did we get dumped on last night.  Raining a little this morning, but it should give way to sunshine this afternoon.  Possibility of more rain tonight and into early morning.  By Sunday, however, they are promising warm weather again.

Lots of generation right now.  We are about one foot over power pool right now and I am sure it will continue to go up as we get the run off into Table Rock Lake.  This will probably equate to us seeing more generation for a while.

Stan on the water Tuesday with Marvin and Richard.  Marvin is from Indiana and Richard from Kansas.  They try to meet here every year and fish and their wives go shopping.  Pretty good deal!  Very good day for them Tuesday on the ruby 2 under the big ruby.  So good, they went out again yesterday.  Whole new day, but, after a slow start in the morning, they hustle several fish to the boat, again on the ruby 2/big ruby combo.  We’re waiting for weather reports right now as they want to go out again today!

Jim - 3/25/14

Jim – 3/25/14

Wednesday, Jim took another float with Gina.  After the slow morning start, they pulled off a very good day on the ruby 2 and pink San Juan worm.

Another Beautiful Day….but, High Water

March 25th, 2015

Another 70s day here today but there are pretty good chances we will have some stormy weather late this afternoon.  That will knock down our temperatures into the 50s for a few days with slight chances of showers.  By Sunday, we will be back into the upper 60s or low 70s.

We have seen 3-4 units running in the morning every day this week.  They have cut it back a little in the late morning, but still at least a full unit or more running the balance of the day.

David - 3/22/15

David – 3/22/15

Sunday, Darrell took David, from Illinois out for half a day.  Great day.  Good weather and a low one unit running all day.  Lots of patterns worked, the copperhead black midge, ruby 2, holographic green crackleback, but probably best of the day was a prince nymph on the 2.6 ips sinking leader stripping.

Stan on the water Monday with Terry and Rob from Wisconsin.  Even with 3 units running all day and the water up and down from 4000 cfs to 7000 cfs, it fished very good.  Terry and Rob had great day on the ruby 2 under the big ruby.  Carolyn took Ron, also from Wisconsin out for half a day.  Ron had to set his mark high early in the trip with a nice 20 inch rainbow he caught drifting the weighted red San Juan worm under a big ruby.  We also fished the black copperhead midge,

Ron - 20" rainbow - 3/23/15

Ron – 20″ rainbow – 3/23/15

the ruby 2 and the lightning bug and caught fish on all of these.   Fun day!  David and Darrell were on the water again on Monday.  The crackleback stripped below Lookout Island was their best pattern for the day followed by the ruby 2 midge.