Species You Fish for by Season
Taneycomo is stocked full of rainbow and brown trout. Best time of the year to catch a nice brown will be fall when they have their fall spawn run. Our rainbows spawn both in the spring (late March into April) as well as fall (late September through October). Primary hatches on Taneycomo are midges. We do get some small mayfly hatches, but the best mayfly hatches are further down stream out of the prime fly-fishing area. Summer months can provide some beetle and ant action. Mid-summer into fall, we will be looking at hoppers.
Region/Terrain Where You Fish
Lake Taneycomo is a tailwater fishery. It is an impounded section of the White River. Because it is a tailwater below Table Rock Dam, it is subject to flow changes when there is a need for electrical power or flood control. Most of the best fly-fishing area is easily accessible for walk/wade, or small boats via paved roads on the Missouri Department of Conservation property. In the event of a change in flow due to release of water, a horn will be blown to alert fishers of the change.
Typical Weather by Season
This area receives all four seasons. However, we are just far enough south that the winters are generally pretty mild. January and February are probably the two coldest months, but single digit temperatures, especially for any period of time, are rare. Spring, late April and May, are usually the rainy months, with temperatures in the 50s. Summers can be brutal, with temperatures in the 90s to 100s. Fall can bring some rain, especially late September into October, when the brown trout run is starting to take off.