Six boating safety suggestions for the unique conditions of Lake Taneycomo

In a piece written on Sep. 6, 2012, entitled, Be “dam” safe – Wear a Personal Flotation Device on Lake Taneycomo, I wrote about my personal experience of what happened when I fell out of a boat into upper Lake Taneycomo and was totally immersed in its cold 48 degree water. I fell in about…

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Branson hosts U.S Open Bowfishing Tournament

BRANSON, Mo., February 16, 2014 – “Sponsored by Bass Pro Shops & Tracker Marine the ‘Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship,’ being held in Branson May 3 through 4, will be the largest tournament in Branson this year,” said Bass Pro Shops’ John P Morris. “It will have participants from all across the country…

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Table Rock Lakes Generation Impacts Lake Taneycomo Fishing

BRANSON, MO, May 12, 2013 — The fishing and boating activity on Lake Taneycomo can be directly affected by water being released through the four turbines, generators, into the lake from Table Rock Lake to generate electric power for the Southwestern Power Administration (SWPA). The more water being released, usually expressed in “cfs,” cubic feet…

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Branson Trout Tournament honors Purple Heart Recipients

BRANSON, MO, April 26, 2013 — Amid the rain storms that plagued the Branson Area on Friday, Apr. 26 a very special trout tournament was held at Scotty’s Trout Dock on the Lake Taneycomo lake front. The tournament was part of the three day “Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients,” event running from…

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Branson “shows” unique Christmas gift

BRANSON, Mo., November 13, 2012 — Ozark Mountain Christmas is a wonderful blend of sparkling Christmas Lights, Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas, shopping, attractions adding up to a wonderful celebration of a traditional American Christmas presented as only Branson can do it. “It’s interesting to note that the thing that draws visitors to Branson…

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“Tweener ” or any other time is the right time for Branson

BRANSON, Mo. In a recent article entitled, “Off season is time to refresh, reload”, published online in the Columbia Daily Tribune, noted Missouri outdoor writer, Spencer Turner, used the term “Tweener Time.” Turner was referring to the fact that, from a sports and outdoor hunting and fishing perspective, we are between the football and base…

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By Whatever name Alabama, Umbrella or Skoolin’ these rigs are hot and legal in Missouri

BRANSON, Mo. “The Alabama Rig is the hottest thing to hit the bass fishing scene in a long while,” said Jim Thompson, Fishing Advisor to the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services; long time bass fisherman and the owner of the Central Pro-Am Association, a regional tournament bass…

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