on and around Lake Taneycomo in Branson, Missouri are seemingly endless. They include boating,
sailing, hunting, hiking, scuba diving, and, of course, fishing. Public full-service marinas provide
boats, motors, guides, tackle and pontoons for relaxing and fun filled days. Lake Taneycomo flows right
past historic downtown Branson
and Branson Landing.
technically a lake, it has the look and feel of a river. Since the completion of Table Rock Dam in
1958, the physiology of the lake changed to a cold water fishery. Lake Taneycomo now has a
reputation as one of the finest trout fishing reservoirs in the nation. The cold, clear water
combined with the Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery has made it the perfect spot for rainbow and
brown trout. About 80% of the 1,200,000 trout raised at the hatchery each year are released into
Taneycomo. The upper 3 miles is a favorite for fly-fishing and waders. There is an artificial lure
only regulation along with slot length limit on rainbow trout. The rest of Taneycomo has no length
restrictions for rainbow and anglers can use any type of bait under state wide regulations. Fishing
continues to be great as you float down Lake Taneycomo past Rock-a-way Beach and to its end near
Forsyth at the Powersite Dam.
Enjoying the great outdoors, in addition to the entertainment, is what visiting
and living in Branson is all about!