The Combat-Fishing (TM) Guide to Branson's Lake Taneycomo is a work full of pictures, maps, aerial photos, and highly detailed information that will allow anyone from beginner to expert to find fish, lodging, food, and fun. Detailed descriptions and plentiful tutorials and figures cover every mile of this world class trout water, and disclose all the cherished secret spots and methods. A section on the ecology of the lake will provide a visiting angler with a deep understanding of the game fish and forage species of the lake and why they behave the way they do. The author attacks this water like a battle, and will provide the reader an enjoyable look at the fishing water next to the world renown live music destination. Whether you are reading with intention of traveling to Branson, live nearby it, or never intend to step foot in Missouri, you will become a more knowledgeable angler.
The author is a fishing addict first, and everything else second. A resident currently of Missouri (where he grew up), he as lived in California, Florida, Virginia, and Colorado. He has a Bachelors degreee in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of West Florida, and is persuing a Masters in Biology from the Univeristy of Missouri St. Louis. He spent 7 years in the USAF, exiting as a Captain, and spent three semesters teaching at the Virginia Military Institute. He currently works as an "internet geek" with a major internet backbone provider. The education is nice and pays the bills, but fishing time on the water is what he really counts as worthwhile. He has been fishing since age 2 (roughly 30 years) and fished the entire lower 48 US States, and in Mexico. He seeks to apply odd techniques and methods to assure fishing success and attacks a fishing problem like an engineering design. He also created and runs the website www.combat-fishing.com.