Yes, it's cold here on Lake Taneycomo this morning. The Ozarks isn't sheltered from the cold arctic air that blew in last night across the Midwest. While warmwater fish like bass and crappie might become dormant as it gets cooler, trout thrive on cold. It's just hard on us anglers, right?!
Very little generation has occurred this past week here on Lake Taneycomo. Not even a little "fish water" in the evenings, which we usually see this time of year. I'm sure at some time dam operators will release a little water from Table Rock, but until winter and cold temps set in, it will only be a small amount, I'd say.
Generation on Lake Taneycomo is less than it was a week ago. Right now water is running only in the evenings for a short time, with a few exceptions. The water temperature remains at 49 degrees.
Generation on Lake Taneycomo still hasn't changed much. If anything, a little less water is running in the afternoons with less volume. The water temperature is the same -- 48-49 degrees coming through the turbines, and oxygen seems to be staying at high levels -- all good for trout fishing.
Good friends of ours from Oklahoma treated us to a trip to their vacation home on Spring Creek, a tributary of the Taylor and Gunnison Rivers, north of Gunnison, Colorado.
My recent trip to Alaska was a working trip. My friends scratch their heads and ask, "How can a trip to Alaska be working, when it comes to fishing?" Well, when you help guide a group of eight clients on a four-day, three-night float trip down a remote river, that's work -- albeit the most fulfilling kind for me!
Peter and I set off yesterday to explore a creek he had only fished a tiny bit and only close to a bridge that give access to it, Kroto Creek south of Talkeetna about 20 miles.
Who is Jesus? Everyone seems to have their own opinion of who Jesus is, or was, depending on your foundational beliefs. But here's a thought--who is Phil Lilley?
He's a person, a guy. He has certain physical traits, intellect, personality characteristics, beliefs. He is what he is, nothing else.