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More Great Weather!

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Love these days in the 80s.  Looks like they will continue through the weekend.  Monday on is showing low 90s.  Some slight chances for rain starting Friday.

We continue to see no generation during the morning hours.  On anywhere from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Carolyn on the water Monday with Chris from Texas.  Good day for him on the black copperhead and

Dan – 7/22/24

Ruby 2 midges under a pink Eggstasy.  Nic and his father, Dan where on the water with Dana.  Good day for these guys stripping the olive wooly bugger.

Nic – 7/22/24

Tuesday, Denise and her sister Sherrie fished with Carolyn  Fun ladies catching fish on the black copperhead midge early then switched off to the Ruby 2 midge.



Nice Weather!

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Definitely having cooler weather than we normally have this time of the year.  Temperatures have been in the low to mid 80s the past several days.   Several days we have had some rain.  Light showers this morning and the high should hit 80.  All of this week looks like mid to upper 80s!

Still leaving the generators off during the morning hours then a few on for four to five hours in the afternoon.

Dana on the water last Thursday with David from Ohio.  Good day on the red d-rib midge.

Friday, Dana took out Rickey from Texas.  They caught some fish on the olive wooly bugger and an orange egg pattern.

Lilah – 7/20/24

Carolyn had Travis and his daughter, Lilah on the water Saturday.  This was Lilah’s first time with a fly rod and she did great.  Picked up casting quickly and when we finally got into some fish, she did a great job of playing and bringing in the fish.  Black copperhead midge under a pink Eggstacy


Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Wow!  Did we get a ton of rain last night.  Taneycomo looks like they are running generators, but it is just the runoff from all the rain we got.

Generation continues to be off during the morning hours until noon or 1:00 p.m.  This may change with all the rain we just got.  Once noticeable thing over the past month has been how the fishing has not been very good until later in the morning….10:00 a.m. and on.  This is probably the result of the dissolved oxygen levels.  If you check these readings, they are in the 3.00 ppm range early (6:00 a.m.) and as the morning progresses, it will climb up into the 4.00 ppm, 5.00 ppm, etc.  Usually when it hits 4.00 ppm, fishing starts up and as it climbs, fishing just gets better.  Bad news is that about the time it really starts getting good, it’s time for the generators and there goes the wade fishing!

Dustin – 7/8/24

Dana on the water last Tuesday with Don and Dustin.  Slow morning, but they did land some on the P&P, black copperhead midge, under an orange egg.

Last Wednesday and Thursday, Gina had Mary and Rick from Kansas City on the water.  They had a worked hard but had a couple good days on the Ruby 2, Tiger Tail and an olive wooly bugger.  Like I mentioned, earlier, as it got closer to time for the generators to come on, fishing picked up.

Friday, Michael and Chase fished with Dana.  Pink egg pattern was their saver of the day.

John – 7/12/24

Carolyn had John and his friend Adonis, on the water,  This was the first time for Adonis with a fly rod, so they worked on casting a little.  Best patterns were a black copperhead midge under a pink Eggstasy.

Adonis – 7/12/24

Saturday, Dana had Todd from Texas on the water  Another tough day but they caught on the olive wooly bugger.

Some Hot Days On The Water!

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Seeing lots of 90 degree days.  Looks like that will be the trend for the next 10 days.  Slight chances for rain several of the days, but probably just enough to make it humid!

So far the past four days or so, we have seen no generation until around 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Then they turn on two units for an hour then bump it up to four units for four to five hours, back down to one then off.  Looks like that is the schedule for Monday.

Everyone on the water a week ago this past Thursday.  Darren out with Norm and Ryan.

Joe – 6/13/24

Dana had Dana and Joe and

Dana – 6/13/24

Carolyn had Richard and Thomas.  Fun day for everyone.  Darren’s guys were catching on the copper dun and ruby 2 midges.  Dana’s guys on the Ruby 2 midge and cerise San Juan worm.  Carolyn’s guys on the cerise San Juan worm and Ruby 2 midge.

A week ago this past Saturday, Jim had one of his long-time regulars, Scotty, on the water again.  Fun day for them just getting together, but they Scotty was catching on a JQ streamer.

Last Tuesday, Carolyn took Rob and his son, Alex out for half a day.  Good day for them on the Ruby 2 & P&P midges.

Dustin – 6/19/24

Dana had Justin and Grand from Louisiana on the water Wednesday.  Black copperhead

Grant – 6/19/24

and Ruby 2 midges were their patterns.

Friday, Carolyn had Tador from Oklahoma on the water.  Started up below the root wad and it was a slow morning.  Drifted down to toward the narrows and picked up a few fish on the drift.  Got down below the narrows and it was the ruby 2 and P&P midges that saved the day!

Dana and Carolyn took a group out Saturday.

Martyn – 6/22/24

Carolyn was fishing Martyn and Art.  Martyn is a stripper guide in Texas.  Really good day for these guys on the Tiger Tail, Holographic green crackleback and the

Art – 6/22/24

Ruby 2 and P&P midges.  Dana had Gavin and Collin.  They had a good day catching on the Tiger Tail and JQ streamers.

Lots Of Trips

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

Beautiful weather right now.  Lots of sunshine and no rain in the forecast for a couple more days.  Then the chances are slight.  Let’s hope it stays that way as we do not need any more rain!

Because of all the rain we had last weekend, they have been running three to four generators almost all day the past few days.  We will probably see that trend continue for a few more days until we get back down closer to power pool.

Dana had Dan and Wes on the water last Wednesday.  Afternoon float for them.  Pretty good day on the Ruby 2 and P&P midges.

Jamie – 6/7/24

Friday, Dana and Carolyn had a family, Mom & Dad, their son and future daughter-in-law.  Fun day even though they were messing with the water.  Dana’s boat was catching on the ruby 2 and P&P midges and Carolyn’s on a red San Juan worm and the P&P midge.  Jim was out with Greg from Baldwin.  It was the ruby midge and tan mop fly for them.

Saturday, Dana and Carolyn had another group.  One we have had for the past several years.  Dana had Jim and Addie.

Addie – 6/8/24

This was Addie’s first time fly fishing and she can now say she has caught fish on a fly rod.  They were using a Ruby 2, mega worm and the big ruby.  Carolyn had Brandon and Luke

Luke – 6/8/24

and they had a good day on the Ruby 2, P&P, and a gray scud.  Jim fished with Nick from Kansas.  It was the blood worm and black copperhead midge for him.

Monday, Carolyn took Ray from Alabama out for half a day.  There was to have been no generation until 2:00 on this day.  Before getting to the boat ramp, a horn blew.  Over time, a total of five horn blew, and they eventually had all four generators running.  Pretty much a blow out day.  Caught a few fish on a cerise San Juan worm under the big ruby.  Dana had Kevin and his son, Dakota out.  Tough day for them too.  Peach Eggstacy was what they finally got a fish on.


Fishing Is Good!

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

Looks like good weather for the next few days.  Saturday and Sunday are showing chances of rain and temperatures in the upper 70s.  Next week looks pretty good now with temperatures in the low 80s.

They continue to run some water every day.  We did have no generation Monday morning until noon.  Today they ran one unit until 10:00 a.m. and they bumped it up to two units.

Carolyn on the water last Thursday with a couple of her regulars, Charlie and Brenda from St. Joseph.  Good day for them on the big ruby with a red San Juan worm early in the trip.  Later in the day the dropper changed to the Lightning Bug.  Fished especially well on the high bank across from Pointe Royale.

Had two students on the water Sunday and they learned dry fly presentation with Cicadas on the high bank.

Jim and Rod from Springfield fished with Jim on Monday.  Good day for them on a streamer and the black copperhead midge.

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.