Lake Taneycomo is a man-made lake or reservoir on the White River in the Ozark Mountains of Taney County, near Branson, Missouri. Lake Taneycomo’s clear cold waters provide some of the finest trout fishing available anywhere.  The rainbow trout and brown trout that ply the waters of Lake Taneycomo provide an exciting, year-round fishing experience. From artificial lures and flies-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 rainbow and brown trout a rewarding experience. Numerous state records have been earned in Lake Taneycomo’s waters.

When power is not being generated, Lake Taneycomo has the characteristics of both a river and a lake. The shallow colder water, located near the Table Rock Dam, averages 48 °F (9 °C), resembles a river and permits wading and bank fishing for trout. The average temperature of the water gets warmer and the depth of the lake deepens to more than 50 feet near the Powersite Dam in Forsyth. When Table Rock Dam is generating power its current is very strong throughout its whole length, its water temperature drops, and for all practical purposes it becomes a very deep, cold, fast running river. Exactly how deep, cold, and fast depends on how many generators are being used to generate electricity at Table Rock Dam.




Mostly scuds and sowbugs, do have good midge hatches. Contact fly fishing shops

Missouri Fishing License


Real time flow at Table Rock Dam phone: (417) 336-5083

Predicted Generation from Southwest Power Administration

Local Weather Conditions


Lake Taneycomo Location Map