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Spring fishing

March 18th, 2016 by Lamar Patten

Spring Break is here. ¬†Shorts on Monday and winter gear on today. ¬†It’s all part of Ozark Spring

Hot baits and Lures

Orange Gulp mix with White or Yellow

We still have shad coming down from Table Rock Lake. ¬†So yesterday we couldn’t keep Silver Spoons in stock

Night Crawlers working good Mid Lake


Stay safe and have a Great Spring Break






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Springtime in Branson

March 6th, 2016 by Lamar Patten

It’s always exciting when springtime rolls around,
No matter where you live. Branson Missouri is no different. Lots of new things to do this year…be sure to check out our Facebook page for some of the links
Had another great group of friends this weekend. We are so privelaged to meet folks, and become a part of their Lake Taneycomo traditions. These guys showed up on Thursday, and I quote “we are here to help “. They asked if they needed to bring fishing poles or hammers… Either way they were coming. It’s a privelage. Just like all the friends and family we see every week.
The Marina is repaired.. And 100%
Thanks to all that have helped. It’s been humbling!

A friend told me he’d like to see more fishing reports. So I’ve got everything set up where I can do a better job of updating the website. Thank you John for your help and advice

Now.. Fishing has been very good. Don’t have to zoom all over the lake…

Orange Yellow Gulp or Tutti Frutti

Jigs of most any color have been doing well. As well as Trout magnets in orange or white

Let’s have a great spring together.

Have a great day on the Lake


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May fishing on Lake Taneycomo

May 15th, 2015 by Lamar Patten

Well we had a pretty good rain last Friday…¬† we have digested all that water now..and are back to normal flow.

Fishing has been good on the main lake with Gold/Red Thomas spoons..either trolling or casting

Night Crawlers have picked up a bit….

Orange/Chartruese Trout Magnets or Pink under a float would work will in current conditions


We’re all geared up for a GREAT Memorial Day… let’s all enjoy a safe and fun time with our families. Let’s also remember the Men and Women that have paid the ultimate sacrafice for our Country and our families.

Call us for Pontoon reservations, Lake Taneycomo Guided fishing, Fishing Boat rental… we’ve got it all

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Spring has Sprung..and Summer is drawing NEAR

May 5th, 2015 by Lamar Patten

It’s been a great Spring in the Ozarks.¬†¬† We’ve had all the things you would expect from Spring. Great Spring Break Family fishing. Our Purple Heart Tournament was the best we’ve ever had. We are seeing new life on Lake Taneycomo everyday..with Mallards and Wood Ducks and Geese hatching everyday. The Eagles have hatched their brood..and we should see and hear them soon.

Fishing has been really good all Spring.¬†¬† we’re probably working a little harder for them right now that we have since March.¬† We’ve been working the Creeks hard for over a month..and they seem to be working out of there….

Orange / Chartreuse Trout Magnet or Pink Trout Magnet… doing well

Gold and Red Thomas Spoon or Silver and Blue.   Little Jakes are trolling strong

Night Crawler bite is picking up this week… so don’t forget to put a box in the boat


We’re excited about the Summer..we’ve got lots of reservations made..and lots Call and make your plans…as soon as you can.


Have a good day on the lake





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August..where did it go ??

August 25th, 2014 by Lamar Patten

Well it’s getting to the end of August already… it has been a swift one if you ask me.¬† We’re gearing up for a busy Labor Day Weekend on Lake Taneycomo.¬† Fishing has been good in the last week.¬† Key areas the past few days have been 65 Bridges, The falls across from Cooper Creek and 76 Bridges when water is off. When the afternoon is bringing 4 generators as of late, find any eddy water you can.. that’s where the Trout will likely be.¬† Powerbaits in Yellow/Pink/Orange are most popular.¬† Trolling a Lil Jake or Casting a Thomas Gold and Red or Silver and Blue Spoon will work too.¬† The good ole Trout Magnet in Pink or Orange / Chartreuse is good … don’t forget to try the White.¬†¬†¬† Olive/Ginger/Red Jigs or Brown/Black jigs have worked well too.


Good news for the boaters… City of Branson is supposed to Repave the launch parking lot and stripe it.¬† It may even happen this look for that.¬† Make sure you thank them when you see them for taking care of that.

Kerrie Nell, Madison, Hanna Belle and myself, would like to say a BIG THANK YOU… for being great customers. We’re starting our 8th year next month..and soooo many good friends we’ve made, and can’t even count all the memories we’ve seen made. We don’t take if for granted..that you choose to spend your time with us.¬† All of you comment everyday, on how you’ve watched our kids grow up at the dock. We’ve enjoyed you sharing thousands of “first fish”with us… Many an annual family get together, work trips, even a few “last trips” … all of the memories that go with Good Clean American fun in Branson, Mo..the greatest little small town you’ll ever find.

Let’s have a Safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend…


Let’s go fishin




Let’s have a Safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

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May is here .. we’re headed into Summer

May 2nd, 2014 by Lamar Patten

Well it’s officially May..and I think everyone is looking forward to Summer.¬† We completed the last of our Spring tournaments on Friday. WE had 45 Purple Heart recipeints sign up, for our annual fishing Tournament.¬† There are sooo many people that work hard to make this day possible… and I want to Thank everyone that helped !!!¬† As for the Tournament itself,¬† I’m reminded every year, what a privelage it is to host these guys.¬† Our oldest was 96 this year, one of 3 WWII vets that we had. Our Youngest included the only “Known” couple, in which both of them have a Purple Heart.¬† A lot of great stories told, some nice fish caught !!!! We already have next years event on the calendar ..if you’d like to be a part of it .. send me a note.

As for Trout Fishing on Lake Taneycomo right now.. I would say it’s back into a normal pattern. After a spring where at times ..about the only place you could catch a fish was the creeks… WE’re seeing the trout population back in norma patterns, in the normal areas.

Thomas Gold/Red Spoon is still our best selling lure…¬†¬† Jigs change with the light, and water (which is getting VERY clear) Typical Olive / Ginger and Brown/ Black. I actually caught a nice 4lb Bow Wednesday on a White Jig.

Trout magnets, Candy Corn and Pink are our best two.  In Gulp our Bubble Gum Gulp Worms are still doing well.. as well as the normal four colors.. Orange Chartruese Pink and White


Remember … to check your boat when you get it out for the first time this year. Make sure your safety equipment is still good..and batteries are still hot.

Have a GREAT day on the Lake




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Spring Fishing Lake Taneycomo

April 10th, 2014 by Lamar Patten

Well we thing Spring has sprung this time… Ha Ha¬†¬†¬† It’s been a flurry of activity on Lake Taneycomo in March and so far in April.¬† We are starting to see some warmer temps, although the Almanac hasn’t ruled out another snow …. We are enjoying the warmer afternoons. The grass is turning green and trees are budding.. and Dogwoods are blooming.

For most of March.. we fished the creeks heavily. Trout were stacked in Turkey and Roark Creek, heck we even saw the illustrious Fly guides down here in the narly Bait fishing waters¬† … Ha

April fishing is mostly back in the main lake, with some numbers still being caught in Roark.¬†¬†¬† Water flows have been steady, as is typical Spring flow… once you see Table Rock get to 915.. SWPA / COE water plan calls for up to 15,000 cfs to be run, to maintain power pool.

Spoons, Trout Magnets, Scotty’s Taneycomo Jigs are working well in lures, as well as Rapalas¬†¬†¬† Night Crawlers on the live bait, with some folks choosing minnows.¬†¬† Chartruese Gulp, mixed with Pink or Orange has been the best in scented baits.

Watch for our Purple Heart Tournament on April 25th.. If you’d like to see the weigh in , it will be at 2pm.

Have a great day on the lake



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January fishing on Lake Taneycomo

January 25th, 2014 by Lamar Patten

We’ve seen some good fish already this winter. Makes you wonder if we won’t see another Missouri State record in February.. I hope we do.¬† Fishing this week was still great. January always offers weather challenges..but for those that have bundled up and made their plans, they’ve been rewarded with some good fish.¬† Jig fishing has remained good.. WE always do good this time of year on Crank Baits.. Your Rapalas, your Rebel Craws and your Trout Magnet Cranks.¬† Water has been running quite a bit, so cranks or maribou jigs or spoon/spinners have been doing great.¬† When wind permits our Orange/Chartruse Trout Magnet, or the light Pink under a float has done well..but again you need calm winds for this to work the best, otherwise you can just vertical them deeper with out a float.

Crappie are coming in well on Table Rock Lake as well as others… been having¬† to get out early to catch it calm.¬† Scotty’s has one of the most convienent and well stocked live bait assortments in Branson, MO¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† We’ve got our Minnows, Night Crawlers, Wax Worms that you can use for Lake Taneycomo Trout, or Bull Shoals Walleye or Crappie as well as¬† Table Rock Lake Bass, Crappie and catfish

Make sure you make your plans now … don’t stay inside and fret the cold.. get out and enjoy the lakes .. You’ll live longer.. lol

Whatever you do..bundle up.. make sure¬† you have adequate supplies.. Hand Warmers.. Gas .. Hot batteries.. it’s sometimes difficult in January to find other boaters on the water to help Be Prepared


Have a Great day on the lake



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Nice January Brown

January 14th, 2014 by Lamar Patten

Jack Mason, a local fisherman from Reeds Spring, MO shared this nice Brown Trout with us today. He enjoys fishing Lake Taneycomo in the winter, and was using a White Maribou Jig.¬† Jack said it took him a good bit of time to land him, and actually broke the first net he was using. With a length of 29.5″, a great example of a Branson, Lake Taneycomo trout.¬†¬†

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Lake Taneycomo Fishing with Scotty’s Trout Dock

January 11th, 2014 by Lamar Patten

Well the New Year has arrived.¬† The dock is brimming with activity with our annual Winter guests.¬† All our Spring groups and Tournaments are filling in nicely.¬† The weather on this day is Great.¬†¬† Good to see the old Sun out again.¬† Everyone always asks me about winter fishing.. it doesn’t differ much from the rest of the year, with the exception of the comfort and equipment of the fisherman, and usually less pressure on the lake ie. fewer fisherman than in the summer months.

Jigs are doing well right now, as well as the Trout Magnet.  This is our 5th year selling the Trout Magnet line, and it gets better every year.

Be aware that Duck season is still open on Lake Taneycomo untill the 26th… so that guy in the boat next to you may or may not be fishing¬†.¬† Missouri Dept of Conservation officers were on the lake this week doing their annual count..and said the populations are still strong as ever.

For 2014 as always, we’re excited about all our Customers and guests that have plans to spend time with us. Check back to see the few changes we have in store.¬† We’ll have some different hours available for boat rentals from Memorial Day to Labor Day… allowing some of our customers that like the evening time cruising to enjoy that. We’ve added 4 Bass Boats that will be in the mix for this year. I’ve talked to our fishing guides, (Shane Pearce¬† Bill Lawrence¬† John Sappington )¬†and we’re going to post more fishing reports than we have in the past… also will post time on our Facebook Page for “Scotty’s Trout Dock”¬† We of course, are in the Branson Lakeside RV Park, so look for some opportunities that will tie in with our Campground Friends.

The main thing we look forward to each year, is seeing all our friends that have supported our Family business over the years, and look forward to the new ones we make each year.

Give us a call.. Drop us a line..¬† Like us on Facebook¬† …¬†¬† and keep checking our website for new items… new pictures and updates.


Have a GREAT day on the Lake


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