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Old 07-26-2019, 12:38 PM   #1
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Fishing on Taneycomo

Headed to Branson next week. I have a son who loves to fish. Is there any good places to fish from shore on lake Taneycomo or is it all privately owned?
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:22 PM   #2
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Cooper creek has a dock, the docks along Branson Landing and the adjoining camp ground all free to use. I am sure there are other areas as well. Dont forget a fishing lic and a trout stamp.
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Old 07-27-2019, 03:05 PM   #3
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All before mentioned good...with this “hint” of a tip concerning the docks and areas at The Landing...there is ONE place that consistently produces more fish, and larger, than any of the other areas, day in and and day out...I do not want to see 500 people lined up trying to crowd the area...so will only say, do NOT listen to your first instinct and head to the seemingly most remote area to fish...nuff said. Also, drive up and park at the hatchery/park area directly below the damn...get out, an go to the river (you MUST be 760 feet BELOW the dam to fish) there are a few paths down to it...you can stay on the bank directly beside the river...or, increase your chances and bring waders and quality PFD and go out into the water...but be extremely careful of depths and current...know the schedule of any, if to be, increased releases of water from the dam...and also know the TYPE of bait/lures you can use in that area is STRICTLY regulated (from 760 feet below Table Rock Dam all the way to the mouth of Fall Creek ONLY FLIES AND ARTIFICIAL LURES ARE LEGAL,,that means NO soft plastic baits, natural or scented bait of any type can be used), and again, BE AN ADULT AND BE CAREFUL. It is the most fun fishing area to me, because of its seemingly wild and remote location.

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Old 07-28-2019, 10:41 AM   #4
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Go to Lilleys Landing Resort and Marina. They allow non-guests to fish from their dock. Just check in at the offce.
Hulland Park in Hollister has access to the lake at the mouth of Turkey Creek.
Not only along the Landing, but in the park on the Belks end. There are a couple of fishing docks, and also easy bank access.
Bait, method, and success potential will be dependant on the generation schedule at Table Rock. With strong current from heavy generation, bank fishing will be dificult, wade fishing impossible.
If the current generation pattern continues you will want to fish in the morning, before noon. Then they have been cranking up 3 units making bank fishing much tougher.
Use light, clear or green line 4# or better yet 2#. If you don't want to respool you reel, use a light leader 6' or so long. The water is very clear, and the fish can be quite line shy. With live, or scented bait you can sometimes get by with line heavier than 4#, but you have much better luck with the lighter line.
Use a #8 hook with a split shot heavy enough to cast, and get to the bottom pinched on the line about two feet from the hook. Bait with a piece of live night crawler. About 1/2, and it helps to inject it with air to keep it floating just above the bottom. BPS and Lilleys tackle shop in the office have the injectors.
Or use Berkley gulp eggs will work as well. Pink, chartreuse, orange, white, or a combination are good choices. White, and another color has been a good combination. Sometimes you have to experiment to find a color they like. But what ever color the addition of a white egg seems to help.
With stronger current you will need more weight to keep your bait down, and with heavy current it will still be swept to the bank.
A few things to keep in mind.
1. From the Hwy 65 bridge in Branson to Table Rock dam ALL persons must have a trout permit to fish. From the bridge through the rest of the lake, no additional trout permit is required to fish. But you can not keep any trout.
Trout permits are $7.00 for everyone 16 and older, $3.50 for 15 and younger.
Also you MUST give your Social Security number to buy the permit. Stupid I know, but Federally mandated law!
2. Know your fish! All Brown trout under 20" long must be released immediately after being caught.
3. In addition to the previously mentioned bait restrictions in the trophy area below Table Rock dam, there is a slot length restriction. All rainbow trout between 12" and 20" must be released immediately after being caught.
Here are some links for more information.
http://forums.ozarkanglers.com/forum...ake-taneycomo/
https://lilleyslanding.com/fishing-report/
https://lilleyslanding.com/daily-one-cast/
https://lilleyslanding.com
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