Fishing in Lake Taneycomo is a great adventure during autumn season where you will have the chance to see delightful colors of foliage around the Ozark mountains. Lake Taneycomo is one of the most visited lakes in the US that features clear and clean waters that make the place perfect for trout fishing and a variety of water sports adventures. All year long, fishing in Lake Taneycomo allows anglers to enjoy the abundant supply of brown trout and rainbow trout. The coveted Rainbow and Brown Trout estate records are at stake for all anglers in the lake who want to participate in the contest using artificial bait fishing in the Trophy Trout Area.
Lake Taneycomo is a wonderful vacation destination for people who want to spend a relaxing experience on the lake that provides a perfect combination of fishing and water sports adventures. With the construction in 1913 of the Power Site Dam in Forsyth, Missouri, it created over 2,080 acres of surface that became the Lake Taneycomo. The Power Site Dam is privately owned by a corporation, The Empire Electric Company. The corporation is licensed to maintain, operate, and produce hydroelectric power until 2022.
Lake Taneycomo allows only water activities when it is not generating hydroelectric power. The cold water of the lake averages a temperature of 48 degrees F that offer anglers wading and great trout fishing. When the water in the lake reaches 50 feet in depth, the temperatures gets warmer. When the dam is generating power, the water temperature will become cold and its current becomes strong that will result in a fast running river. The coldness and depth of water in the river depend on how many generators are running at Power Site Dam.
The cold water of Lake Taneycomo has an annual stock of approximately 750,000 of rainbow and brown trout (measuring ten to twelve inches). The downstream river to Power Site Dam has warmer water with different kinds of species, making the lake the most popular fishing destination. While you are enjoying great water sports activities in the lake, you may hear a continuous blowing of the horn. This is a warning sign that the Power Site Dam is starting to generate power and there will be a sudden increase of speed of the current in the lake. The water level can rise suddenly in just a few minutes.
Around the lake, you can find area resorts, full service marinas, campgrounds and RV parks that offer kayaking, canoeing, boating, pontoon boats, guides, and tackles for a relaxing and fun-packed water sports adventure. At the upper portion of the lake, there is a reserved area where anglers can fish using artificial baits. After enjoying so much time with water activities in the lake, you may want to visit the nearby Branson Landing the offers great shopping experience and fine dining.
If you want to experience great fishing and water sports adventures this autumn season, visit Lake Taneycomo in Branson and stay at one of the best accommodations of Thousand Hills Golf Resort.
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