Spring Trout fishing

The trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo in Branson Mo has been really good this spring, our average 4 hour trout fishing trip with 2 anglers we are catching 50 plus trout! It has been a blast with most anglers catching more fish than they have ever caught on a fishing trip in there life!
We are using either spinning or fly fishing rods and various lures and fly’s depending on how they are running the water at the Table rock lake dam.
The bass fishing at this point is still pretty slow with the water temps in the 40 degree range but look for it to be  picking up on both Table Rock Lake and Bull Shoals lake really soon as the water temp climbs into the mid 50’s.
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Winter trout fishing

The winter trout fishing in Branson Missouri is fabulous!IMG_0952

Big Browns

With the shorter days and the start of the trees changing color we are starting to see some of the trophy Brown trout moving up river for the annual fall spawn on Lake Taneycomo in Branson Missouri.

Many of the Rainbow trout we are catching are the males that are changing color and dripping milk when you bring them in the boat!

Water cooling on Table Rock Lake

The water is cooling on Table Rock Lake and some fish are starting to move to the backs of the creeks and long pockets!

Rainbow Trout Migration Explained

If you fish, you probably have some interest in biology. Even if you don’t, you’ll probably find this Fox News article interesting.

We love fishing for rainbow trout. They get big, they are pretty and… they taste good. Honestly, they are an interesting fish. Wherever they reside in the world (Alaska, Missouri, etc.), trout migrate. But, who would have though that they knew how and where to migrate with magnetic cells?

Actually, scientists have hypothesized that trouts get migration advice from Earth’s weak magnetic force for years. But, that’s not exactly common knowledge because it’s kind of a strange suggestion.

But, Earth is a strange place. Whether you base it all on evolution or God, we have very interesting plant and animal life. Now, the rainbow trout has a very distinct niche in the cool animal club – magnetic migration sense. In other words, all of the Taneycomo trout we catch around here might show up in science magazines and articles in the years to come.

Let’s just hope that the biologists don’t steal all of our fish to test their hypotheses!

Table Rock Lake holds the monsters of Missouri

Big Bass at Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake is home to some impressive fishing records in Missouri. The lake, which hosts various local and national fishing tournaments throughout the year including the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Central Open No. 2, holds seven biggest caught fish records in the state of Missouri.

Known for its mammoth bass, Table Rock Lake holds five biggest bass catching records, including the hybrid black bass (5lbs 10 oz. – pole and line), spotted bass (7 lbs 8 oz. – pole and line), smallmouth bass (4lbs 3oz – jugfishing), white bass (5lbs 6oz. – pole and line) and a spotted/smallmouth bass (4lbs 1oz – pole and line).

Table Rock Lake is also home to the biggest fish ever caught and recorded in the lakes or rivers in Missouri. A 139 pound, 4 ounce paddlefish was snagged in 2002, weighing more than 30 pounds more than the pole and line record of 108 pounds 8 ounce paddlefish that was caught in Lake Jacomo.

Even the smallest fish that swims in Table Rock Lake, the blue gill, it too was caught in the lake as the biggest blue gill caught on a limb line in Missouri, weighing in at 9 ounces.

There’s no doubt the monsters of the Missouri lakes reside in Table Rock Lake, now it’s time to go break some records!

Check out Missouri fishing records here to see what you can beat.