Wednesday, September 26, 2012
There is never a need to visit the strip while staying in the greater Branson area. I was lucky enough to stay at Chateau on the Lake, which is set above the picturesque Table Rock Lake. The Chateau boasts it's own marina in addition to all the standard fair of a luxury resort. Not bad for a bunch of outdoor writers.
Guests at the Chateau don't have to go far to find a guide either! Of course they can arrange that for you at the marina or if you'd rather parasail-they've got that too. Not what I was expecting. However, I decided to go a little further afield in my adventures. Someone mentioned trout fishing and my head was swimming with visions of those fresh water fish of my childhood. I was in for a little canoe fishing thanks to NuCanoe and Hobie.
It was a beautiful morning, slightly crisp but still warm enough to be comfortable. In no time the technique paid off and we boated some beautiful Lake Taneycomo Trout.
The Nucanoe was ideal for expreincing the beauty of the Ozarks. No need to for the buzz of trolling motors, just the idyllic lap of water on the side of the Nucanoe. I wish I had more time to just cast and enjoy the bounty but we were on a tight schedule when we had boated a limit thanks in no small part to the other outdoor writer's helping out we headed back to the Chateau on the Lake for the Coleman Cooking Challenge. The fresh caught trout would be our main course in our Ozark themed challenge.
Find out more about the other items I harvested by picking up the October edition of the Indiana Outdoor News. I will not only be sharing that story but posting some of my own original recipes here in upcoming weeks.