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Night Fly Fishing on Lake Taneycomo
ďFly fishing at night on Lake Taneycomo just outside of Branson, Missouri is a very popular activity because nighttime is when the generators at Table Rock Dam are often shut down, so conditions are perfect for White River fly fishermen who prefer to wade fish. Trophy brown trout and large rainbow trout feed heavily after dark, so check out this page to learn about the best spots on Taneycomo for night fishing and which flies are best at night.Ē
Big Rainbow caught on a dark foggy night
Night time fly fishing can offer up some of the best fly fishing for big trout you will ever find. The bites can be explosive and if you're not ready for it, you may get the rod yanked right out of your hand. And you never know what might be on the end of your line. Locals say "the big ones bite at night" and thatís no joke. The most difficult aspect of fly fishing at night is casting. You definitely need to feel comfortable with line control and if you're not, night fishing will shorten the learning curve. This is why fishing in the dark makes a cast improve dramatically... your sense of feel will grow quickly. If you would like to try out a night time experience, I donít think youíll be disappointed with the results. If youíre worried about structure in the water when walking in the dark, I donít think it's that big a problem if you wade in a familiar area. For the most part, up at the dam the river bottom is fine pebble and the water is pretty much wadeable all the way across for the first mile or so. The key to fishing at night is to cover a lot of water and search for big fish. Throwing several different patterns can result in that big, "lifetime" trout you have been searching for. I really believe Taney has some of the best night time fishing for big browns in the country. And when the brown run starts in the fall, you will not want to miss out on that.
Depending on my availability these trips will have to be booked in advance. For more information please call me at 417-294-0759 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donít miss out on these big fish that are always being caught at night!!!
18 pound brown eats this wooly bugger at 10:30 at night