Lake Taneycomo is one of the great trout fishing destinations in the country. The lake originally was a section of the White River; since the completion of the Table Rock Lake Dam, Taneycomo has been fed by the bottom waters of Table Rock Lake.
The temperature at Taneycomo is about 58 degrees year-round. Lake Taneycomo is stocked annually with 750,000 10-inch to 12-inch brown and rainbow trout.
The uppermost portion of the lake is reserved for artificial lures only. These headwaters are also ideal for fly fishing. A Missouri fishing license is required to fish and a trout permit is required for fishing Taneycomo between the Table Rock Dam and the U.S. Highway 65 bridges. Anglers must have a trout permit to possess trout anywhere on the lake.