Lake Taneycomo: A Fly Fishing Dream
Lake Taneycomo’s clear cold waters provide some of the finest trout fishing available anywhere in the world. The Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout that ply the waters of Lake Taneycomo provide an exciting, year-round fishing experience. From fly fishing and artificial-only fishing in the Trophy Trout Area near the lake’s headwaters, to bait fishing outside of the Trophy area, Lake Taneycomo makes fishing for coveted Rainbow and Brown Trout a rewarding experience. Numerous state records have been earned in Taneycomo’s waters.
Fly fishing and spin fishing for rainbow and brown…Taneycomo presents opportunities for an angler to lure in the largest fish of one’s life.
In the upper portion of Taneycomo is where fly fishers tend to find success. It is accessible and wader friendly at the upper end of the lake. In this portion of the of the river only flies and artificial lures are allowed, and soft plastic baits and scented baits are prohibited. In 1997 special regulations were implemented for the area just below the dam. Rainbow Trout 12-20 inches must be released, and only one brown may be inluded in a daily limit of 4 trout–but it must be 20 inches long. This change in regulations has helped the fishery considerably and catches of 20 inches or better are not uncommon.
Trophy Run presents a unique opportunity for fly-fisherman, where Lake Taneycomo is right outside of your cabin’s door.