Some Days Better Than Others!

Whew!  Temperatures have been warm and are going to get a bit warmer.  Predicting upper 90s to low 100s through Sunday.  Don’t even see a glimmer of rain in this forecast. 

Generation continues to be non-stop.  However, we are creeping closer to the point where we might see some off time on weekends, or possibly in the mornings during the week, depending on temperatures through the U.S.  Table Rock now sits at 918.9. 

Mike - 17" Rainbow - 7/17/11

Busy weekend.  Saturday, Darrell, Dana, Stan and Carolyn were on the water with a group of guys, most from Kansas, for the morning.  Tough morning.  Quite a few hits, but not a whole lot of fish in the boats.   Probably the best patterns were the cerise or red San Juan worms.  Most of the guys are avid golfers and fly fishing was a whole new world…but, a good time was had by all.

Sunday was another ‘everyone on the water’ day.  Darrell and Dana had the Louisiana Kerrs out for half a day.  Dawn went with Dana and, as many years as she has been fishing Taneycomo, she finally caught her first brown trout.  Think she even caught two plus a good number of rainbows.  Darrell had Albert and James Albert.  Dawn’s best pattterns were the holographic green crackleback, the silver bullet crackleback and a size 18 purple midge.  Darrell’s guys were catching on the red San Juan worm and a red size 16 midge.

Albert - 19" rainbow - 7/17/11

Dawn's 1st Taneycomo brown - 7/17/11

Gina was having a fun day with two new fly fishers from Kansas, Casey and Celeste.  They are avid outdoors people who love to hunt.  Casey is an archery outfitter in Kansas and Celeste helps him.  Casey had a little previous fly fishing expeerience, but this was Celeste’s first time and she liked it.  Their best patterns were the red San Juan. holographic green crackleback and the red midge.

Casey - 7/17/11

Nice rainbow Celeste - 7/17/11

Stan had another Kansas fisher on the water, Ken Gilpin from Iola.  Ken just loves to fly fish.  They had a good day on the red midge and holgraphic green crackleback. 

Even with the high water, when the flow and level are fairly stable, fishing is good.  When they start lowering, raising, lowering, etc. the fish tend to move in and out also.  With these conditions, you need to move around a lot to stay up with them. 

Outlets are still fishing well, especially with the size 16-14 tan scuds, and anything that resembles the fish food pellets.

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