A visit to Branson, MO means all kinds of opportunities for good food, local museums, amazing amusement parks, plenty of shopping, and lots of outdoor beauty, but the trip wouldn’t be complete without a peaceful fishing trip. If you’re planning a trip to Branson and wondering about what the local fishing scene is like, look no further. Check our Branson’s fishing guide containing top 5 fishing spots in and around Lake Taneycomo to enjoy!
The whole Fall Creek area covers about 3 ½ miles just before the dam and the entrance into the lake. A nearby marina is located near the mouth of the creek and this is a great spot to fish for trout due to shallow waters. Lure fishing is particularly good in these waters, but be wary about boating in this area due to rockiness and shallowness.
Lilleys’ Landing Stretch
One of Branson’s best fishing spots includes Lilleys’ Landing’s Stretch, which is home to lots of large brown trout. You’ll also find the occasional black bass as they swim through during the summer months, though they can be tricky to catch; for a fisherman up to a challenge, it’s the perfect spot.
Marked by an island, this fishing area is easy to spot. Also known for especially large trout, these fish are particularly aggressive, so bait quickly with lots of jerking and stopping as needed. The surrounding area is quite pretty as well, making it a nice place to spend several hours.
The Upper Lake
For fans of fly fishing, the first mile below the dam is ideal in this Upper Lake area. The best fishing can be found within the first six miles below the dam, and fisherman are encouraged to use skipping woolies and drifting nymphs in the large pools.
Short Creek Area
Just a mile below Fall Creek lays Short Creek which enters on the other side of Lake Taneycomo. This is a very popular fishing spot because the waters are quite shallow when the dam isn’t running. Lots of fish gather and hang out in the Short Creek area, making for an easy catch during any time of the year.
Other popular fishing spots can be found near Table Rock Lake, located near Branson’s Ozark Mountains. With tree-lined shores and beautiful clear waters, a variety of fish including catfish, crappie, white bass, bass, and bluegill can be found.
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