Much Needed Heat Relief!

July 12th, 2022

It has been HOT!  Think I said that before.  Anyway, today we are in the upper 80s.  Forecast was for lower 90s so this is even better.  Looks like a couple more cooler days (low 90s) then mid to upper 90s into the weekend.  Don’t see 100s until late next weekend.

No change in generation schedule.  Low one generator during the morning hours, then up to two or three by noon or 1:00 p.m.

Vinney – 7/8/22

Lots of fun days on the water.  Last Friday. Carolyn took Beebe and his grandson, Vinney out for 1/2 a day.  Fun day on the ruby 2 (of course) and the black copperhead midges and a cerise San Juan worm.  Dana was on the water with Claus from Texas.  They had a good day on the cerise San Juan worm.  Darren had started

Chris w/fish & friend Scott – 7/8/22

out early as we had a full day with Chris and his friend Scott.  Great day for these two guys on the Sir Camelot and rusty midges, and scuds all under the big ruby.  As a matter of fact, they went out again on Sunday and did it again!

Saturday was a really fun day.  Grandfather John, his daughter, Darcey, two grandsons, Graham and Porter, and their fathers, Chris and Porter. spent the morning with Dana, Darren and Carolyn.

Jon – 7/9/22

What a hoot when one of the grandsons would hook up!  Carolyn had Jon and Darcey fishing the lightning bug or black copperhead midges under the big ruby.  Darcey lost a 20+ incher right at the net.  Water was running and she had to play it quite a

Graham – 7/9/22

while…..just long enough.  Dana had Chris and Graham on the ruby 2 and cerise San Juan worm.  Porter and Tyler were fishing the lightning bug, a scud and a rusty midge with Darren.  Porter brought the first fish to the net and there was lots of hooting and hollering going on.

Dana had Billy from Illinois on the water

Billy – 7/11/22

for a half day Sunday.  Slow this day but they caught some on the lightning bug and black copperhead midge.  Monday was a whole nother story.  Very good day on the lightning bug and stripping the JQ streamer.  Ryan and Brandon from Iowa spend half a day on the water with Darren Monday.  They both had a very good day on the lightning bug, rusty midge and scuds.



Fishing Has Been Good to Very Good!

July 7th, 2022

Sorry for the long lag since the last fishing report.  Had major problem with computer….hard drive.  Had to replace it.  New hard drive.  Working at retrieving lost information, but back in business!

A word for weather right now is…..HOT!  100 degree days make for a shade seeking outing when you are on the water.  Expecting 100+ again today, then upper 90s for a few days and possibly 100 again by next Monday.  No significant signs of rain in the forecast.

For several days now we have had low generation (one unit up and down) during the morning hours.  Around noon or 1:00 pm., they turn on either two or three units.  Run those for several hours then shut it back to one unit for the rest of the night into the next day.  Fortunately, this has allowed wade fishing in some of the upper areas.

Dana on the water a week ago last Saturday (6/25)  for a half day with Roy and his girlfriend Amy.  This was Amy’s first time fly fishing and she likes it.  They fished above the boats ramp area as the water was pretty low and caught fish on the black copperhead midge.

Monday before this past Monday, Carolyn had Debbie and Susan on the water for a full day.  Fun day!  Caught fish on most everything, ruby 2, black copperhead midge, holographic green crackleback, big ruby, lightning bug.

Randy and Anna fished a half day with Carolyn a week ago Tuesday.  Good day on the rusty midge under the big ruby.

Gina and Carolyn on the water last Wednesday with Jan, Pete, Anne and Leon.  Gina started out with the ladies and Carolyn had the gentlemen.  Low, slow water so we fished the area above and below the boat ramp.  Anne, Jan and Pete have fly fished before but this was Leon’s first time.  Anne and Leon started out with Gina and, of course, he was the first one to get a fished to the boat….not only one but a few more.  He was ‘top dog’ for the day.  Catching on a black copperhead midge under the big ruby.  We had to work for fish that day, but everyone caught fish and had a good time!  Fun day!

Marty and Devera from Texas fished with Dana last Saturday.  One of those good days on the ruby 2 or black copperhead midges.

John, Jr. – 7/3/22

Sunday, Dana has John, Sr. and John, Jr. out for the morning.  This was a really good day on

John, Sr. – 07/3/22

the ruby 2 midge.  Stayed around boat ramp as there was no generation!  Meanwhile, Carolyn had Ron and Debbie on the water.  A really

Debbie – 7/3/22

good day for them also on the ruby 2 and black copperhead midges.  Debbie set her all-time record for trout!

Dana had Chuck from Massachusetts on the water Tuesday.

Chuck – 7/5/22

Good day for him on the copperhead black midge under the big ruby.

Wednesday, Gary on the water wading with Ella.  No consistent pattern, but caught on the JQ streamer, red San Juan worm, ruby 2 and holographic green cracklback.

Meagan’s first on fly rod – 7/6/22

Carolyn had William and Meagan out for half a day.  This was Meagan’s first time fly fishing so we worked on basics, caught a few fish, and then did

Forrest – 7/6/22

some casting practice.  Most of the fish were caught on the ruby 2 under the big ruby.  Did catch a few stripping the holographic green crackleback.  Neat and fun couple!

No Generation!!!

June 24th, 2022

As I am writing, the generators are off.  They were supposed to turn them off late last night and keep them off for a while this morning and turn one on at 8:00 a.m.  As it turned out, they left one unit on all night and turned it off at 9:00 a.m.  Now we’ll have to wait and see what the remainder of the day will be.

Another hot day today.  We are expecting low 90s today and upper 90s tomorrow.  Good news is that Sunday through Wednesday, it looks like mid to upper 80s.  Then, back into the 90s.

Darren on the water Monday and Tuesday with Matt from Indiana.  A couple of great days for Matt on the Sir Camelot midge, a ruby 2, and the sex dungeon streamer.

Robert – 6/21/22

Dana out Tuesday with Robert from Texas.  Good day for him on the ruby 2.

Weather In A Word…….HOT!

June 17th, 2022

Yes, it finally quit raining and now we are having hot days!  Temperatures in the 90s for several days now and there is no relief in sight.

Generation has been non-stop.  They cranked up to four units a few days ago and we continue to see four units during the main part of each day.  We are still over power pool in Table Rock Lake, but power demands are probable a big factor with the four generators.

Alex – 6/11/22

Dana on the water last Saturday with Heath and her son, Alex.  Fun day for them on the ruby 2 and a peach egg pattern.

Sunday, Darren took one of his regulars, Chris, out for the day.  Very good day for them on the

Chris – 6/12/22

Sir Camelot midge, the black and copper midge with a midge dropper and a black wooly bugger.  Dana had Martin and Mickey, from Oklahoma on the water for half a day.  They did well on the ruby 2 midge and the mega worm.

Chase – 6/13/22

Monday, Chase and his friend, Taylor fished half a day with Dana.  Almost all of their fish

Taylor – 6/13/22

were on the ruby 2 midge.

Tuesday, Dana had Jim and his friend Carol out for half a day.  This was the second day of four units and the water was off colored and dirty.  Several missed fish, but nothing to the boat.

Thursday, Jim took Frank and Lisa out for half a day.  Pretty good day when you could locate the fish.  Ruby 2 under the big ruby and stripping the JQ streamer.

Dean – 6/17/22

Dean from Kansas spent another day on the water with Carolyn Friday.  Once the fog lifted, the fish decided to hit.  Until then, it was no hits and no fish.  Holographic green crackleback trailing the tiger tail on a 5 ips sinking leader was the first combo.  When they decided they had enough of that, it was great on a lightning bug dropped under the big ruby.  Hot day in more than one way!




More Rain!

June 1st, 2022

Pretty good downpour this morning.  Think it might be over for a while but they are forecasting some more for this afternoon.  Dry for a couple days, and after that, it looks like slight possibilities of rain 30% every day for the next five days.   Temperatures in the 80s.

Starting to see a change in generation pattern.  Actually have had the water off late at night or early in the morning, then one unit on for a few hours, then up to two units for most of the day.  Not certain if we will see a change in that pattern after the rain we had this morning… be continued

Jim on the water Saturday and Sunday with a couple of his regular, regulars Mac a Bob.  They had a couple of great days catching on a ruby midge or stripping the JQ streamer.  Both are good fly fishers and it was an “old friends getting together day”!

Monday, Darren took Dean and Wendy from Oregon out for half a day.  They found some fish on the ruby 2 under the big ruby and the white mop fly.

Delaney – 5/31/22

Dana had Todd and his daughter, Delaney on the water Tuesday.  Caught fish on gray and tan scuds.  Highlight of the day, Dana turned both of them into strippers.  They were

Todd – 5/31/22

pulling the holographic green crackleback.  Meanwhile, Darren had Scottie catching on size 18 and 22 scuds and a zebra midge.  Fished best on the flat upstream before the water came up.

Beautiful Day On The Water….Sunshine!

May 29th, 2022

A couple of beautiful days that past two and again today.  Lots of sunshine….no rain!  Looks like this will continue until Wednesday when they are forecasting a 40% chance of rain.  80s until then, then it looks like upper 70s for several days with slight (30%) chances of rain.

Generation has been two units until noon or so, then up to three units until evening when it goes back to two.

Dana on the water Friday with Gwen and Rex from Texas.  Good day for them on a peach or orange egg under the big ruby.  Michael and

Michael – 5/27/22

Gary spent half a day with Carolyn.  Really good day for them on a cerise San Juan or Lightning bug under the big ruby.  Did some

Gary – 5/27/22

streamer work and they caught several on the Tiger tail with a holographic green crackleback trailer.  Fun day!

Jack – 5/28/22

Saturday, Casey and his son, Jack, from Kansas spent half a day on the water with Dana.  These

Casey – 5/28/22

new fly fishers caught fish on a peach egg under the big ruby.  Fun day for them.  Carolyn was on the water with “Bones” and his son,

Kayle – 5/28/22

Kayle.  Good day for these guys on a cerise San Juan worm under the big ruby or stripping the Tiger tail with the holographic green crackleback.  Lots of talking, laughing and missing fish!

A Stretch Of Dry Days!

May 26th, 2022

Rain all day today, but it looks like we might see a stretch of at least five days of dry weather.  Temperatures in the 70s to 80s.  By next Wednesday, slight chances (at least for now) for three to four days.

We are now seeing two to three generators running 24/7.  With the rain we had today, I am certain this pattern, and possibly more, will continue.

Jim on the water Monday with Derrick from Texas.  Tough day.  Threw everything in his fly box and could not find a steady pattern.  Picked a few fish.

Russ – 5/25/22

Yesterday, Dana took Andy and his father, Russ out for half a day.  Pretty good day on the black copperhead and ruby 2 midges.  Russ’s first time and he managed to bring in a brown trout.

Lots of Water!

May 23rd, 2022

We continue to see rain and expect some more tomorrow afternoon.  Temperatures took a nose dive a couple days ago so we have been in the 60s for a few days.  Looks like it will warm up to the low 70s tomorrow and hit the low 80s by the weekend.  Plus, no rain over the weekend!

Even with the rain we have been seeing, so far Table Rock continues to slowly go down.  We are presently a little over three feet above power pool.  However, to accomplish this, they have been running all four generators and seven spillways open by a foot.  Lots of water!  Taneycomo is around 713′ elevation.  No wading going on!  Good news is that by 1:00 p.m. today all the spillways will be closed!  Yeah!

Dana on the water a week ago this past Saturday.   He had Travis and his son, Ben out for half a day.  Ben had just finished the River Run one-day fly fishing clinic the day before.  Good day for them on the Ruby two midge.

The following Sunday, Carolyn took Neil and his brother Todd out for half a day.  Really good day for them, but had to call it a short half day as an unexpected storm blew (literally) in with lots of lightening, thunder and wind!  It was a ruby 2 day all the way.

Vicki – 5/17/22

Last Tuesday, Dana and Carolyn took a group out.  Dana had Sam and John, and Carolyn took Vicki.  Good and fun day for everyone.  Of course, another ruby 2 day.

Wednesday, Jim out with one of his long-time fishers, Jim from Minnesota.  They had a good day on the red San Juan worm, and the ruby.

Dee – 5/18/22

Carolyn had some fairly new fishers on the water, Dee and Paula from Kansas.  They both had a fun and great day catching fish on the

Paula – 5/18/22

ruby 2 midge, a white stubby, and a red San Juan worm.  Mixed it up a little this day.

Thursday, Dana had one of his regular,

Jeff – 5/19/22

Rick – 5/19/22

regulars, Jeff and a friend Rick out for half a day.  Very good day for these guys on… guessed it, the ruby 2 midge.  Jim, and his son, Jim, fished all day with Carolyn.  Very good and fun day for these guys. Lots of nice fish.

Jim – 5/19/22

Jim on the water Friday with Scotty.  Good day for Scotty on the red San Juan and ruby midge.  Had to look for the fish, but when they found them, it fished solid.  Ted, from Texas, fish with Dana.  They caught several fish on the

Ted – 5/20/22

ruby 2 midge.  A little slower then it has been, but they still had a good day.


Hot Weather!

May 12th, 2022

We have had three days of 90s!  Tomorrow should see the mid 80s and a chance of rain probably in the afternoon or evening into Saturday morning.  Then it looks like 80s through next week.

Still running four generators and eight spillways at a foot.  Probably continue this for several more days.   Table Rock is currently 10 feet above power pool.

Good news is that fishing is definitely picking up.  Jim on the water last Saturday with Howard from Texas.  Picked up fish on the JQ streamer, a ruby midge and a red San Juan worm.

Tuesday, Dana took Craig and Joe from Indiana out for the day.  They were catching on the cerise San Juan worm and the ruby 2 midge.

Jim out again Wednesday with Roger and Gail from Florida.  Really good day for them on the ruby and baby ruby midge.  Dana out for

Gary – 20-1/2″ Rainbow – 5/11/22

Gary and Barry’s first half day.  Really good day for them too on the ruby 2 midge under the big ruby.

Gary and Barry did it again Thursday and had an

Barry – 5/12/22

even better day.  Same bugs.

Ketchup Time Again!

May 1st, 2022

Sorry for the ketchup report!  Had to go catch a few fish in Clark’s Fork River in Missoula.  Great trip!  Lots of fun and fish!  Now back to our local, great fishery!

Past two days have been beautiful!  Upper 70s, sunny….but lots of wind!  Unfortunately, looks like 100% chance of rain all day tomorrow with the possibility of some severe  to strong thunderstorms.  Rainfall might reach one inch.   Much less chance of rain Tuesday with temperatures in the low 60s.  Wednesday and Thursday chances for rain are 55-65% and temperatures in the low 70s.  Friday through Sunday the chances are very low and temperatures in the upper 60s to low 80s!

Still running generators 24/7.  However, they have shut back to three units.  Monday is projected to be two units most of the day but during the middle of the day we will see three and even four (for 2 hours), then back to two in the evening.  With the rain coming in tomorrow, I doubt that we will see anything different for the next few days.

Three Sundays ago, April 17, Dana on the river with Brian from Indiana.  Tough day, but they did catch a few on the mega worm and the black copperhead midge.  With four units going, they did the full run.

Tuesday, April 19, Darren had Brett  out for half

Richard – 4/19/22

a day.  Not a bad day on the mega worm or the P&P under the big Ruby.   Carolyn on the water that day with regulars, Howard and Richard.  Pretty good day for these guys too.  It was the red D-ribbed midge or the short mop fly under the big Ruby.  We had the equivalent of four generators going that day.

Friday, April 22, Darren had Alec and Jim on the river.

Jim – 4/22/22

Really good day for these guys on the mop fly,  big Ruby and black copper head midge.

Dan – 4/25/22

Alec – 4/22/22

Neal – 4/25/22

Dana on the water last Monday with Neal and Dan from Minnesota.  Pretty good day on the Ruby 2 midge.

Ansel and Denny fished with Carolyn last Tuesday.  Fun guys and fun day.  Catching on the ruby 2 midge and black copperhead midges under the big ruby.  A few on the cerise SJ worm.

Last Wednesday, Carolyn had a “girls day out” with friends Dana and Carol.

Dana – 4/27/22

Really good day for these brand new fly fishers on a red D-ribbed midge, cerise San Juan worm, black copperhead midge and stripping a JQ streamer with the holographic green crackleback.

Jim out Wednesday with one of his long-time regulars, Tom.  Been a while since Tom has fished and he moved and caught a good number of fish.  Needs to get back on the water!  It was a ruby with small ruby dropper day.  Dane had one of his regular, regulars, George on the water Wednesday all day and half a day on Thursday.  Very good day Wednesday on the Ruby 2 midge and JQ streamer with a holographic green crackleback trailer.  Thursday it was the black copperhead midge and Ruby 2 midge.  George had a great time!

Carolyn took

Dean – 4/30/22

Dean from Kansas out again.   Another great day for Dean.  Quality fish in the morning and then just catching in the afternoon.  Cerise San Juan worm, then the Mean Dean midge (Dean is tying flies now and we tried one of his) late in the morning into early afternoon.  Broke off a fish on the Mean Dean so we had to go to the Mean Dean 2.  Worked good, but changed to the Ruby 2 midge and finished up the day with good numbers.

Glad to say that catching is definitely improving from what it was 3-4 weeks ago.  Starting to fish like it should!