Archive for the ‘Fishing Reports’ Category

Lots Of 80 Degree Days Ahead!

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

More warm days and slight possibilities of rain scattered in.

Generators off until 9:00 yesterday and again this morning.  Then they turned on two units.  We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

Dana on the water Saturday with Chris and Sarah.  Fun day for them catching on the P&P midge.

Dana and Darren on the water Sunday with a group out of Oklahoma.  Darren had Grayson and Jackson.  Another P&P day plus the red San Juan worm.  Dana’s guys, Braden & Alex were also catching on these patterns.

Alex – 5/26/24































































Beautiful Days and Good Fishing!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Have had some beautiful days, then rain, another beautiful day and then more rain.  Expecting some rain today and again tomorrow morning.  Chances for rain popping up all the way through the middle of next week.  Fortunately, the chances have been just that.  No rain yesterday or today.

Two generators running and looks like they will shut down to one unit from 7:00 a.m. tomorrow until maybe 2:00 p.m.  Otherwise, it will be the two generators.

Doug – 5/17/24

Carolyn on the water last Friday with Doug and Stephen.  Really good day for them on the red D-rib dropped from the rib ruby.

Saturday, Dana had Sam and Valerie out for half a day.  Good day for them on the ruby 2 midge.

Tuesday, Dana had some regulars, Arlan and Rick out for the morning.  Really good day for them on the Ruby 2 midge.  Carolyn had Michael and his daughter, Madison on the water.  Good day on the big ruby with a red D-ribbed midge.  This was Madison’s first time with a fly rod.  She had a really nice fish on and did a great job fighting it but it was not it’s day.  Couldn’t quite get it to the net!

David and grandson Matt from Louisiana, fished with Carolyn Thursday.  Another really good day on the

Matt – 5/23/24

Lightning Bug under the big Ruby.  Dana had his guy Travis fishing the ruby 2

David – 5/23/24

midge.  Good day for them.

Turned Flood Gates Off Today!

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Still getting lots of rain.  Rained off and on Tuesday.  Wednesday was dry until late in the day and it rained for a little while.  Rain early this morning and expecting more rain tomorrow.  Saturday and Sunday look dry and temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s.  Next chances for rain looks like Tuesday.

Five flood gates running for several days along with two generators.  Today at 1:00 p.m. they turned the flood gates off.  We picked up at least half an inch of rain yesterday for we will have to see what impact this has on the lake.  Would not be surprised to see them turn on some more flood gates in a few days.  Depends on where the lake level goes.

Dana on the water Sunday with Greg and Rick from Kansas.  Good day for these guys catching on the white mega worm, ruby 2 and P&P midges.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Jim had one of his regulars, Jerry, on the water.  Jerry started fishing with Jim in 2004.  They had a good two days on the JQ streamer, ruby midge and hot hare’s ear nymph.  Carolyn had Clark from Illinois on the water Tuesday and Wednesday.

Clark – May 14, 2024

They too had a couple good days on the ruby 2 and lightning bug midges, Tiger Tail streamer with a holographic green crackleback trailer, cream mop fly and the red San Juan Worm.  Dana was out Thursday with Alec and Jim.  Good day for these guys on the ruby 2 midge and a peach fur bug.

Beautiful Weather and Still Lots of Water!

Sunday, May 12th, 2024

Great weather.  Sunny days with temperatures in the upper 70s to l0w 80s.  Some chances for rain Tuesday, but after that it looks pretty good.   Slight chances later in the week but that is a week away!

They continue to run 9 flood gates and two generators.  Total flow is around 15500 cfs.  Unless we get a lot more rain, I think we will see the gates closed some time next week.

Dana out with one of his long-time regulars, Jeff, last Wednesday.  Lots of water, but they worked at it and had a pretty good day on the Ruby 2 midges and cerise San Juan worm.

Yesterday, Dana took Todd and Neil out for half a day.  They caught some fish on the Ruby 2 midge.  Another Todd and Bob fished with Jim.  It was the Ruby midge, size 8 JQ streamer and a tan mop fly for them to catch some fish.

Flood Gates Opened!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

With all the rain we had over the weekend, they opened nine overflow gates yesterday at about 9100 cfs.  This along with the generators is running a little over 15000 cfs down Taneycomo.  Lots of water.  Table Rock Lake power pool is at 917 feet and still rising.  FYI!

Getting Much Needed Rain!

Sunday, April 28th, 2024

Rain Thursday and Friday.  Saturday held off, but lots more early this morning and off and on today.  Looks like Monday and Tuesday will be dry, with chances for rain coming in again Wednesday through Friday.  Temperatures in the 70s and low 80s.

So far, they have been running two units non stop since 10:30 yesterday morning.  Table Rock Lake is almost a foot above power pool for this time of the year.

Jim on the water yesterday with Marshall from Kansas.  Marshall had fished with Jim about three years ago.  Water off yesterday morning and they turned on two units around 10:30.  Tough day.  No best fly for them.  Dana had Briar from Springfield out for half a day.  They too had a tough day.  The last tough day was for Carolyn who had Neil and his daughter, Hailey on the water.  This was Hailey’s first time fly fishing so we worked on casting a little.  When the water came on, it was into the drift boat and down the river we went.  Caught a few fish on the red or cerise San Juan worms under the big ruby.

Lots Of Fishing and Lots of Catching!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Weather has been nice.  Sunny days and the wind has laid down a little.  Tonight might see rain but 70s tomorrow and party sunny.  Chances for showers each day Thursday through Sunday but temperatures in the 70s.  Monday through Wednesday next week are sunny and 70s to 80s.

Other than Sunday, we have seen a couple units on for a hour or more then off most of the day.  Back on for a couple hours during the late evening.  Sunday they ran two to three units almost all day.  Today a couple units were on this morning and the rest of the day will be off.

Dana on the water late Wednesday with one of his regulars, George.  They had a good day on the black copperhead midge.  Ron and Kathy from Louisiana fished with Carolyn.  They also had a good day but with the Ruby 2 and P&P midges and an orange egg pattern.

David – 04/18/24

Thursday, David and Sandy from Kansas fished with Dana.  Tougher day but they caught some fish on the P&P midge.

Friday was a group of guys.  Dana had Pat and Steve.  Carolyn took the newbies Ed and Jerry.  Jim had John and Kelly.  Fun day for everyone.  Dana’s guys caught on the P&P midge.

Jerry – 4/19/24

Carolyn’s guys were fishing the Ruby 2 and black copperhead midges.  John and Kelly with Jim were fishing the ruby, micro  and P&P midges.  Dana and Jim fished mainly up below the root wad.  Carolyn stayed just above the narrows.

Saturday, Dana took Gary and Terry from Texas out for a 6-hour day.  Worked hard and caught fish on the P&P, black copperhead and Ruby 2 midges.  Mainly fished below the root wad.

Over the weekend, Gary and Carolyn had an Orvis two-day fly fishing school.   Great group of folks.  The highlight of the class was during the time when they go to the water to work on the various presentations.

Jeannie – 4/21/24

Jeannie from Oklahoma hooked into a 21 inch rainbow using 6x tippet.

Great job Jeannie getting that fish to the net.

Paula – 4/22/24

Monday, Gina took Michael and Paula out for half a day.  Good day for them on the black copperhead

Michael – 4/22/24

and ruby 2 Midges.

And The Wind Goes On!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Beautiful past couple of days with the temperatures in the 80s.  Today will be upper 70s or low 80s and not so much sunshine.  However, the wind it still blowing umpteen miles an hour!  Slight chances for rain this afternoon.  Wednesday looks great!  80s and sunshine.  Thursday is our best chance for rain with temperatures in the upper 70s.  The weekend is going to cool down into the low 60s.

They continue to keep the generators off most of the day.  Off yesterday until 4:00 when two units came on for a couple hours then back off.  Today is no generation until 5:00 p.m.  Three hours and back off.

Carol – 4/15/24

Carolyn on the water blowing around yesterday with Dale and Carol from Arkansas.  Trend the past several days has been tough fishing during the morning hours and then some time around 11:00 to noon, they fish decide they are going to eat.

Dale – 4/15/24

That was the case again yesterday.  Maybe one or two hits during the morning hours then just before lunch but especially after lunch, the bite was on.  Most everything was caught on the black copperhead midge.  A few on an orange egg pattern.  Fun day when the fish started hitting.

Low Water But Still A Lot Of WIND!

Sunday, April 14th, 2024

We continue to see beautiful weather and WIND!  Temperature in the mid 80s yesterday and we will probably see that again today.  Rain moving in Monday night and possibly into Tuesday morning, but temperatures will stay in the 70s until Thursday when we have a cool front coming through.  Again, chances for rain.  Looks like 60s Friday and upper 50s Saturday.

No generation yesterday or through Monday.  Two units on late during the day on Monday.  The rain we just had last week has brought us up to one foot below power pool.

Dana on the water Tuesday with Michael from California.  They fished the JQA streamer and P&P midge.  Carolyn had Charles out for his first day.  It was the Ruby 2 all day.

Charles – 4/11/24

Thursday, Charles was on the river again for the day with Carolyn.  Another good day on the Ruby 2 midge.   Dana and Gina were on the water with a group from Louisiana.  Gina had Staci and Mitchell.  They had a fun day catching fish on the ruby 2 and black copperhead midges.  No water with lots of wind!  Tom and Tonya were fishing with Dana.  They were fishing the JQ streamer.

Staci & Mitchell – 4/11/24

Friday, Carolyn Marta and Donna on the water.  Fun, relaxing day for Donna as she had not been out fly fishing for a long time.

Donna – 4/12/24

Think she is going to get back to the water again.  Had to look for the fish, but when we found them it was a good day on the…..yep! Ruby 2 midge.  Caught a few on the P&P and black copperhead, but Ruby 2 was the ticket!

Saturday, Jim had Dwan and Robert from Kansas on the water.  Good day pulling the Cope Special streamer.  Neil and Todd fished with Carolyn.  Tough day.  Hits and a few fish here and there.  Moved around a lot looking for the right spot.  Best patterns were the Ruby 2 and P&P midges.

Lots Of Fishing Going On!

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Up until Monday, weather has been great. Monday it rained all day with lots of heavy downpours.  Tuesday and Wednesday a cold front that moved.  Low 30s Tuesday morning and I think the high made it to the low 40s.  Upper 20s Wednesday morning and it made it into the low 50s…I think.  Now back into the 60s and 70s.  Yeah!

Water generation continues to be a little weird.  Low one unit in the mornings until 10:00 or so, then two units on for one to two hours, then back to one for a couple hours and maybe back to a low two for an hour and back to low one for the rest of the day.  Not certain what this pattern is.

Dana on the water Thursday with Dennis and Beckham.  Catching day on the ruby 2, black copperhead

Beckham 3/21/24

and the big ruby.

Dean – 3/23/24

Friday and Saturday, Carolyn had Dean, from Kansas, on the water again.  Friday he was catching was on the cerise worm under the big ruby.  The Saturday catching day was on the black copperhead midge and the P&P midge.  Fun days!

Julie – 3/23/24

Sherri – 3/23/24

Saturday, Jim had Tom out for half a day.  Good day for them on the ruby midge, mop fly and the JQ streamer.  Gina was on the water with Julie and Sherri.  They had a fun day catching on the Ruby 2 and black copperhead midges.

Tuesday, Carolyn took one of her irregular regulars, Terry and his daughter, Kylie out again.  (He’s really a regular)  This was that cold day and the wind was blowing almost non-stop.  Nasty day!  Despite the nasty conditions, they hung with it and caught some fish on a red or cerise San Juan worm.  Gina had Adam from Wichita on the water.  They were really tough as they didn’t come off the water until almost 6:00 p.m.!

Adam – 3/26/24

Catching picked up in the afternoon so they stuck with it!  Black copperhead and ruby 2 midges.