Lake Taneycomo fishing report, November 30
The month of November was one of the mildest on record -- the lake stayed pretty busy with anglers catching trout. The only thing bad about the weather was that we had a lot of days with no wind, which made the bite tough at times. But that's improved this week, at least. The temperatures are still mild, but we've had a good breeze almost every day.
Wind always makes catching better, no matter what kind of fish you're fishing for. But trout especially seem to love eating under a choppy surface.
Instead of writing a long fishing report, I did it the fun way -- filmed some fishing while discussing fishing conditions and what the catch has been like the last week or so.
I did not mention night crawlers in the video. They've been good bait, catching some nice but sub-legal browns this past weekend. When drifting them in current, there's no need to inject air in them, but when fishing them on the bottom with no current, shoot a little air in the tail to make them float off the bottom.
Line size: I'm not shying away from using four-pound line with anything, even bait. Our water isn't that clear and the trout don't seem to be too picky. But when using small jigs, I'm using two-pound line. For fly fishing, I'm using 6x fluorocarbon most of the time and having no trouble hooking fish, even in very shallow water.