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Old 07-31-2011, 10:41 AM
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Last night a buddy and I did some night fishing on lake tanycomo in Branson, mo. Arrived around nine thirty and thankfully the water was already dropped so I was able to Wade a little bit right from the start. I started with a stick bait on a spinning rod in a rainbows pattern tring for a small walleye or two but in my second cast I hooked into and landed an 18 inch solid bow.

Switched back to the fly rod and landed a 16 incher around eleven thirty. Buddy arrives and we moved downstream to fish some deeper holes. After that the night soured for me. Fish didn't want anything weighted and were short striking every thing.

Moved back up and started getting some hits again on the tequeely variant I caught the second bow on. Around two my buddy had to leave and lent me a small black squirrell zonker that wasn't weighted that he was killing em on. Right after the switch I landed a new personal best trout. It was a healthy nineteen inch fish and extended from my finger tips to my elbows. Another fifteen incher after that and I called it a night just shy if three I clock and one if the last three people I could see on the river. It was super foggy and visibility was only about six feet which made wading a real bit of tricky business.

Im hooked and going back again this week!

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Congratulations on the night fishing Lancer

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That sounds fun, but I have problems wading in the daylight! How do you manage it in the dark? Is this a wide flat slow river? No trees behind you? I would think you would have to know the area pretty well to do this safely. ---- Still sounds like a lot of fun though!
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Wade by feel. I have only fished this place after dark so just feeling the slopes and currents. It also doesn't hurt that the guy I have been fishing with has been doing it for a few years. It's a tailwater so when they drop the water there is plenty of room for a back cast.
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Just curious, do you do any night fishing up closer to the dam?

Did my first trout fishing up there during the day last August. First rainbows caught on a fly and great memories. I didn't tie into any but others were getting a few larger browns.
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Exclusively beneath the dam, it's got easy access.

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Congrats on your personal best! Sounds like a good night on the water!
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