Fishing

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:00am

Brown January 2016

On Tuesday of this week, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers shut our flood gates off, ending almost a month of high water on Lake Taneycomo.  We went from moderate flows in December to flood conditions and a record breaking 73,000 c.f.s. flow in just a couple of days.  As flood water moved through the system and lake levels dropped, that flow dropped...

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:00am

We had a change in generation/flood gates the other day that dropped the flow from 20,000 to 15,000 cubic feet per second of water -- which was a good thing.  Table Rock dropped below the magic 920 feet mark, so the U.S. Corps of  Army Engineers closed off most of the water coming over the spill gates.  I don't know the exact flow of water coming over the gates, but the water coming through the turbines has varied from 9,000 to 13,000 c.f.s. daily.  The lake level dropped about 18 inches here at the resort, and the flow is much slower, although it's still fairly swift....

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00am

January Newsletter Brown

We are a couple of weeks beyond the winter flood, and all of us are breathing a little easier.  The U.S. Corps of Army Engineers has been releasing 20,000 cubic feet per second since early January, moving all this flood water through our lake system.  The word is that operators will continue this flow until Table Rock Lake is down...

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 12:00am

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It's been an interesting 30 days here on our tailwater. News of the trouble on Lake Taneycomo  in November reached most local newspapers.  But about as soon as the news was really spreading, the situation righted itself and tragedy was adverted.  The water quality...

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 12:00am

March 12 rainbow 2 530

Oh how things change quickly on our tailwater fishery.  Two weeks ago, our trout just below the dam were fighting for their lives.  Water quality was lethal for many reasons.  I believe we've covered all  the "why."  (See my ...

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