Lake Taneycomo is a perfect sunshine getaway for people who want to experience great water sports activities and fishing adventures during summer season. When the construction of Power Site Dam in Forsyth, Missouri was completed in 1913, it created a surface of over 2,080 acres that became the Lake Taneycomo. The Power Site Dam is owned by a private corporation, The Empire Electric Company. The company is licensed to operate and produce hydroelectric power until 2022.
Lake Taneycomo is one of the most popular lakes in the USA with crystal clear waters that provide fishing enthusiasts a perfect combination of finest trout fishing and water sports adventure. The rainbow trout and brown trout in Lake Taneycomo provide fishing enthusiasts enjoyable fishing experience all year long. The Trophy Trout Area offers anglers bait fishing that can give them a rewarding experience for coveted Brown and Rainbow Trout fishing state records.
The lake has the characteristics of a river and a lake when it is not generating a power. The shallow and cold water of the lake has a temperature averaging 48 degrees F that offer anglers great trout fishing and wading. The temperature of the lake gets warmer when it reaches 50 feet in depth. When Table Rock Dam is generating power, its current becomes strong and the water temperature will become cold resulting in a fast running river. The depth and the coldness of water in the river depend on how many generators are running at Table Rock Dam.
The cold water of Lake Taneycomo comes from Table Rock Lake. Its cold clear water has an annual stock of approximately 750,000 (ten to twelve inches) of rainbow and brown trout that makes the lake a favorite fishing destination. The downstream area to Powersite Dam and Forsyth which is the lower portion of Lake Taneycomo has warmer water with many different kinds of species, making the lake the most challenging fishing area for anglers.
The Lake features full service marinas, area resorts, campgrounds & RV parks that offer canoeing, kayaking, boating, guides, tackles, and pontoon boats for a relaxing and fun-packed water sports adventures. At the uppermost portion of the lake, there is a reserved area where anglers can fish using artificial baits. In the historic downtown Branson near the lakefront of Taneycomo is where the Branson Landing is located that offers great shopping experience and fine dining. Branson Landing features hundreds of retail outlets, souvenir shops, and restaurants.
When swimming, boating, fishing, or wading near the Table Rock Dam, you may hear a continuous blowing of the horn. This is a warning sign that the Table Rock Dam are starting to generate power. This will result to a sudden increase of speed of the current of the water. The water level in the lake can rise suddenly, in just a matter of a few minutes.
If you want to experience a great water sports activity and perfect fishing adventure in a clear cold water, visit the Lake Taneycomo in Branson and stay at one of the best accommodations of Thousand Hills Golf Resort.
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