Absolutely Outstanding!

January 29th, 2015

What an outstanding day yesterday!  It actually reached 75 degrees.  Unfortunately, a big change is in the works.  Today we will probably see upper 40s.  We already had 50s this morning and the temperatures are dropping.  Tomorrow will again be in the 50s, but by the weekend, looks like 40s and some moisture.  Let’s hope it stays warm enough to keep that moisture to rain drops instead of snow flakes.  Monday next week looks yuckie but back into the 40s for the rest of the week and pretty much sun and clouds mixed.

The generation schedule has also been cooperative while we were taking advantage of this great weather.  A couple generators for a couple hours yesterday morning, then off the rest of the day.  Nothing on today until 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Gina and Carolyn both had the good fortune to have guide trips Wednesday.  Gina had a half day trip with Jim from Monett.  Even if they had not caught a fish, it would have been a great day.  But, to add to the great day, they did catch fish on the size 18 gray scud, copperhead black zebra midge, and tiny midges under a dry fly.  Fun day!  Doc from Oklahoma spent the day with Carolyn.  Fish seemed spotty.  Catch 4 or 5 fish in an area, then it would dry up.  Move around and hit some more.  Probably best fly of the day was the holographic red midge with black wire spiraled around the body.  Of course, we hooked some on the holographic green crackleback stripping just under the surface where we saw lots of fish dimpling!


Great Weather….Great Fishing!

January 26th, 2015

What can I say.  It’s January?!  Weather certainly doesn’t feel like it is January.  I am not complaining.  Just keep it up.  Every day we have like this is one less cold, snowy, wintery day!!  Temperatures today and tomorrow will be in the upper 50s.  Wednesday is looking at mid to upper 60s.  Unfortunately, a cool down for the weekend when we will see 40s and a chance for moisture on Saturday.  By next week, we’ll see upper 40s which is great for this time of the year.  No complaints here!

Generation has been pretty cooperative.  Ran some Saturday morning, then off the rest of the day and all day Sunday.  On for a little while this morning, but it’s back off (9:00 a.m.) and at power pool right now…..it’s just a little after 11:00 a.m.  Supposed to be off until late this afternoon.

Jim on the water last Thursday with a couple guys from up north in Missouri, Matt and Brad.  Short half day, but they did very well on the white grub and a #10 JQ Streamer.

Saturday he was out again.  This time with Dave from Kansas.  Good half day for them on the JQ streamer, P&P with a blood worm dropper and the white grub.

Fishing is good.  Better take advantage of this weather.

Feels Like Spring and OMG!

January 19th, 2015

We have seen 60s the past three days.  Lots of sunshine, and, unfortunately, yesterday and the day before, lots of wind.  However, today is a picture perfect day.   No wind and lots of sunshine.  I know lots of fishers were here on Taneycomo enjoying these days and hope you got to do the same somewhere.  Good weather expected into next weekend.  Upper 40s with a few mid 50s in the forecast.  No chances of moisture except for tomorrow where they are predicting 50% chance of showers in the afternoon.

Generators off all weekend.  Ran some this morning but turned it off by 10:00 a.m.  Supposed to be off until 5:00 this afternoon.  Projection says off tomorrow until 5:00 p.m.  That one we’ll just have to wait and see.  Maybe we’re back into the off during most of the day routine for a while.  We can hope.

Sheila - 1/18/15

Sheila – 1/18/15

On the water yesterday afternoon with Jerry and Sheila, who are from the area.   Started out a little slow.  Jerry went through a hit and miss phase (he hasn’t been fishing for a while) for the first hour.  Once we got the kinks out, we started hooking fish on the holographic green crackleback and JQ streamer on the 1.5 or 2.6 ips sinking leader or line.  When the fish decided they were through with these, we moved and hooked a few on an egg pattern.  Wind was terrible!  30 mph almost steady gust at times.  As the afternoon moved on and the wind died down a little, it turned into an OMG! day.  There was a period, probably the last 45 minutes to hour of our day, when you had a hit or miss on every drift.  If you did not, it was because your fly was missing!  The last fish of the day were an nice, fat 16″ rainbow for Jerry and an 17″ rainbow for Sheila.  What a day to finish the day!


Heat Wave Is Coming!

January 12th, 2015

So far, we have dodged the bullet with this rainy/icy weather forecast.  Yesterday and today we were under a wintery conditions alert and actually, it has not been too bad.  In the 30 degree area with little wind.  It actually was not too bad out yesterday and today is definitely okay.  Especially for this time of year!  However, the weather forecast for this coming Friday through the weekend is calling for 50 degree days!   A heat wave!  An no moisture is in the forecast.  Dust off that fly rod……

Non-stop generation for at least the past 7 days.  Some of it has been fairly low, but they have also run enough to raise the level to 708 feet or better in the tailwater.

Few folks out fishing the past few days…..not many.  But for those who are fishing, reports are that the fish are cooperating.  Yesterday was on nothing in particular, but almost anything you fished.

Yes, The Polar Bear Women Were On The Water!

January 6th, 2015

Today will probably be the warmest day of the week.  Single digit might be the case tomorrow night!  Is it Spring yet!

Thank you, we had very little generation from New Years day through Sunday.  They turned it on late Sunday and we have had some level of generation since then  Scheduled to run something all day today.

New Years Day there were seven crazy women from the River Runners Women’s Fly Fishing Club standing in the river having a blast.  Fishing was not fast and furious, but certainly fast enough to keep all of us happy.  And it did…..we fished the 1st, the 2nd and part of the 3rd.  What a way to start the New Year ! ! ! !

What A New Years!!!!

What A New Years!!!!


Happy New Fishing Year!

December 31st, 2014

Looks like it is going to be pretty nippy last day of the year.  And, the first day of the New Year doesn’t look much better!  High in the low 30s with a slight chance for moisture.  Best chance for moisture looks like Saturday.  Periods of rain, but at least the temperatures will be in the low 40s…..let’s hope it gets that warm.

Generators were off yesterday from 10:00 a.m. until late afternoon.  Projection is about the same for today, but I don’t think they are scheduled to go off until 1100 a.m.  Who knows what they will do tomorrow!

Stan on the water last Friday with Russell from Oklahoma and his friend Dillen from Kansas City.  Good day for these guys on the black copperhead midge, copper dun, and a peach egg pattern.

Jim out Monday with Tom from Kansas City.  Tom wanted to get a feel for wade fishing this area.  One of those days when they did not stick to the projected schedule.  Didn’t turn the water off until noon, so they worked the water and managed to do some wade fishing at Lookout Island.  It was a black midge and the hot hare’s ear nymph day .

As 2014 comes to an end, we want to again say “Thank You!” to everyone who has made our year a success.  We thank you for your business and hope to see you and be of service again in 2015.


Caddis Says: “Merry Christmas!”

December 21st, 2014

Hope we get to see the sun again some day.  It has been overcast for almost two weeks now… anyway, it certainly feels that way.  Otherwise though, the weather has not been too bad.  Temperatures in the 40s and light winds.  Pretty good for December.  Tomorrow looks like 50 but a chance for showers early in the day.  Christmas day looks like mid 50s and sunshine!?  Great Christmas present.  40s but dry for next weekend.

Pattern this past week was two to three units on each morning from :00-10:00 then off for six to seven hours.  No generation at all this weekend.  Monday’s projection looks like a repeat of this past week.

Bob - 12/20/14

Bob – 12/20/14

Good day yesterday  for Bob and Ann from Arkansas.  They spent the warmest part of the day on the water with Stan.  It was a copper head black midge and peach egg day.  Carolyn got to go fishing and put a smile on her face with the second cast of an olive filoplume on the 2.6 ips sinking leader.  Nice, fat rainbow.  Fish on everything she threw, mini sculpin, dark red crackleback, tiger tail (best) and olive JQ streamer.  Wonderful couple hours in the water!





Whoa! What did you put in that milk?!

Caddis wants to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a  Happy and Safe New Year!

All of us here at River Run Outfitters would like to chime in with her on that wish.  Thanks to everyone for your support and friendship this past year.   May your 2015 be full of as many days as you want standing in the water chasing those beautiful trout!

Still A Few Browns Around

December 18th, 2014

Yukky weather!  Overcast and drizzle.  Good news, no wind and the temperatures might get into the upper 30s or low 40s for tomorrow and Saturday.  Maybe some moisture by early next week.  Christmas is almost here!

So far this week, they have had 2-3 generators on the the morning and off by 10:00 a.m.  Nothing except 20 cfs running for 6-7 hours and back on again.  Oh yes, they blew one horn yesterday at 11:00 a.m. and turned on one unit for a short period of time.  Just enough to get everyone’s attention, then they turned it off again !!!

Mike with beautiful brown

Mike with beautiful brown

We are still seeing some browns and the ones we are seeing are beautiful.  This one was caught by Mike a couple days ago.  One of the other local fisher, another Mike, showed me a picture of another one yesterday…..gorgeous!   I can’t remember when I have seen such beautiful brown trout!








Nice Weather for December!

December 14th, 2014

The past two days were wonderful.  60x yesterday and again today.  However, as we know, all good things must come to an end.  Tomorrow doesn’t look too bad as it will be in the upper 50x and partly sunny.  Tuesday and Wednesday are projected in the mid 40s and by Thursday, upper 30s with chances for moisture.  Saturday might even see a few snow showers in the a.m.  But, back into the 40s by Sunday and into early next week

Generation has been all over the board the past few days.  Last Tuesday and Wednesday,  it was on in the morning, then off late morning so it was dropping out most of the day.  Since Thursday, we have had generation non-stop.  Today is wadeable, but it was a bit high (at least for me) yesterday.

Jim on the water last Tuesday with Derek from Illinois.  Despite the crazy water, they had a very good day on the JQ streamer, black midge and hot hare’s ear nymph.

Derek hit the water with Jim again on Wednesday.  Not as good as Tuesday, but certainly another good day on the black midge and hot hare’s ear nymph.

What was supposed to be the warmer day of the week last Thursday turned out to be cold, overcast and two units running.  Pat from California (weather shock for him)  spend half a day on the water with Stan.  Slow start, but they finally got into some fish and pulled off a good day on the big ruby and copperhead midge.  Also caught several on an egg pattern.






Good Days…..Tuff Days!

December 9th, 2014

We are seeing sunshine this morning!  Haven’t seen much of that for several days.  Partly sunny and 40s tomorrow.  50SA Thursday and Friday and maybe low 60s Saturday and Sunday.  No mention of moisture until late Sunday.  Look promising!

The bizarre generation pattern the past couple days has made catching tuff!  But, unfortunately, that’s life in a tailwater.  Today, along with the sunshine, they turned the generators off at 9:00 a.m.

Stan on the water last Saturday with Mac and Bob, from Kansas.  Despite the gray day and 40 degree temperature, it was a good fishing day for these guys on the big ruby with the black zebra midge dropper.  Jim had Kevin and Steve  out for the day.  They had a good day on the JQ streamer, red midge and red or brown San Juan worm droppers.

Sunday was supposed to have been a little nicer day, but that was a toss up.  Doc, from Oklahoma, spent the day on the water with Stan  Tougher day,  but they pulled several fish on the black midge.  Mac and Bob fished with Jim Sunday and they too had a little more challenge.  Best patterns were the JQ streamer, red midge, copper head black midge and red San Juan worm.

Jim out yesterday with dick from up in Springfield.  He wanted to work on techniques and did catch a few fish on nothing on particular.  Four units going when they started and it never really settled anywhere.  Lots of ups and downs all day.