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Know how fishing at Lake Taneycomo is made possible by Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery

Date: 2014-01-02 08:00:00 pm

Know how fishing at Lake Taneycomo is made possible by Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery

Having a bad day of fishing still beats a day in the office or tending to house chores. The most usual reason you will find with people who like to fish is that it is simply fun, whether you enjoy trolling for bass or taking in a weary brook trout with a hand-tied fly that emulates an insect the size of a pin head.

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Fishing in Branson is one of the most popular activities around.  Among the lakes created by the damming of the White River is Lake Taneycomo, a lake at the foot of old Main Street in Branson whose cold water is an ideal habitat for trout, earning the lake a reputation as one of the world's best for rainbow and brown trout. After the Table Rock Dam was constructed in 1958, Taneycomo's water supply then became the clear cold water from the bottom of its reservoir.  When Table Rock Dam generates power, its current is very strong throughout its whole length, its water temperature drops and for all practical purposes become a very deep, cold and fast running.

The only thing trout need is cold water. Mother Nature can only provide so many fish for the ardent fishermen, thus hatcheries offer a breeding solution to ensure many a day of sun and fun. Though bass are home-grown to the area, trout are not. Trout are bred at hatcheries such as the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. This, combined with Missouri's aggressive trout conservation and stocking programs have made Taneycomo a perfect place for production of record-sized brown and rainbow trout thus, Lake Taneycomo is well known for its gift of trout and bass.

From egg collection to spawning, a trip to a hatchery is always a satisfying encounter for the family. Over 700,000 rainbow and brown trout are freed from the hatchery to the lake in a yearly basis. A trout permit is needed to possess trout, except in areas where a daily trout fishing tag is required.

Nothing brings on the sense of being alive and helps to rebuild personal reserves like a day spent acting together with nature. Being outside and being active helps to make you feel better and persuades a healthier way of life. Going to your local grocery store and fast food might be convenient but fishing can also help you burn those unwanted calories, boost the quality of your lifestyle, and add up years to your life.

Both experienced and beginner fisherman can describe a day out on the water thrilling, relaxing and most of all fun! Lake Taneycomo would make an ideal vacation spot for the serious fishermen with a conventional family who are opting for an exciting lake vacation. Many who will be quick to profess that it's not the catching of the fish that's significant but the untold life morals that you will come across along the way. With the right companions and right guide, a day packed with fishing is sure to keep you wanting more.

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