Trout

Grandson helps Grandpa catch giant rainbow trout

Payden Hays was just hoping to help his Grandpa, George Hays, catch his first rainbow trout on Lake Taneycomo in Branson, MO this past weekend. George has fished his whole life, but at 86 years old, had never caught a trout. After multiple trips on Lake Taneycomo, Payden was confident he could change that and …

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Fly Fishing Missouri’s Hidden Gem: Meramec River

“You will have to roll cast here, Milo.” I executed what I thought was a good roll cast. “No, harder-you need to get it out there,” the voice commanded. After a couple more attempts, I surrendered the rod and asked for guidance. My guide, Damon Spurgeon, of Cardiac Mountain Outfitters, showed me exactly how to …

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Commitment to Catching Big Brown Trout

By Guest Contributor: Duane Doty, ozarktroutrunners.com Catching big brown trout can be done on just about anything, anywhere, any time of the year on Lake Taneycomo. The current state record caught by Scott Sandusky, weighing 28 pounds 12 ounces, was caught on power bait around Cooper Creek. The previous state record brown weighed 27 pounds …

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