MDC: Trout Losses to Have Little Impact on Angling Prospects

Missouri Department of Conservation Fisheries staff predicts another good year of trout fishing at Lake Taneycomo in southwest Missouri. (MDC photo)
Missouri Department of Conservation Fisheries staff predicts another good year of trout fishing at Lake Taneycomo in southwest Missouri. (MDC photo)

 

by Sam Clanton

 

BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation says 2016 will be a good year for trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo, despite fish mortality caused by poor water quality conditions last fall and winter.

Cold Water Hatcheries Supervisor James Civiello says fish removed from Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery in Branson are being returned to Lake Taneycomo…

 

 

Civiello says the department will continue to add rainbow trout to the lake, at a decrease of 17-percent compared to last year. He says this shouldn’t affect fishing because only about 25-percent of trout are harvested each year…

 

 

Civiello says trout inventories will continue to be monitored, and stocking rates will likely increase in the summer months. He says the good news is, trout in Lake Taneycomo are healthy and abundant.

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