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  • Fishing Report, updated for 06/21/13

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    • Lake of the Ozarks
      Best Fishing & Hunting Times
      for June 21-27, 2013

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      Lake of the Ozarks

      Best Fishing & Hunting Times

      for June 21-27, 2013

                    A. M.            P. M.    

                Minor   Major    Minor   Major

      21 *       3:31    9:46     4:02   10:17  

      22 **      4:28   10:44     5:00   11:16  

      23 ***(F)  5:30   11:45     6:01   -----  

      24 **      6:34   12:18     7:04   12:49  

      25 *       7:38    1:24     8:07    1:52  

      26         8:41    2:27     9:08    2:55  

      27         9:41    3:28    10:06    3:53  

      Day ratings for fish activity  

             *= Good  

            **= Better  

      ***= Best  

      (F) = Full Moon    (N) = New Moon

      Compiled by Darrell Taylor
  •   The lake level was 658.7; with heavy generation scheduled, the lake should rise to 659.5 through the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 78 degrees; tributary temperatures are 74 to 79 degrees depending on location and time of day. Truman Lake is 10 feet over pool.
      BLACK BASS – It took 19.96 pounds to win the Wednesday Night Tourney, Big Bass was 6.18 pounds. Lower Osage: Good, try Bullseye jigs tipped with soft plastics like Berkley’s Havoc Craw Fatty or Yum’s Pit Boss around docks and on chunk rock banks. Glaize Arm: Good, try spinnerbaits, Bullseye jigs tipped with soft plastics around docks or rocky points. Mid-Lake: Good, try spinnerbaits or Yum’s soft plastic Money Craw around dock brush; also try crankbaits on points. Niangua Arm: Fair, try Money Craws or shaky heads around docks and crankbaits like Norman’s Deep Little N or Rapala’s DT10 on points and flats. Little Niangua River: No reported fish. Gravois Arm: Good, try jigs tipped with soft plastic critters. Upper Osage: Fair to good, try Zoom Magnum Finesse worms on shaky heads, also try Berkley’s 7- or 10-inch Power Worm around docks. Osage 60 MM: Good to excellent on Rebel’s Pop R in the morning, later try shaky heads tipped with Magnum Finesse worms around docks.
      CATFISH – Bagnell Dam Tailwater: Excellent on cut shad, some fish are very big. Lower Osage: Good on rod and reel baited with cut bait. Glaize Arm: Good, try in the coves with nightcrawlers or chicken livers. Mid-Lake: Good around Tan-Tara Island on cut bait. Niangua Arm: Excellent, try nightcrawlers, cut bait, and chicken livers around docks. Little Niangua River:  Good on traditional baits. Gravois Arm: Good on rod and reel baited with dead minnows or cut shad. Upper Osage: Excellent on rod-and-reel and jugs; try shad sides or frozen herring. Osage 60 MM: Good to excellent on rod-and-reel baited with shad sides, on juglines or trotlines try goldfish or Magic’s doughballs. Truman Tailwater: Good on cut bait. 
      CRAPPIE – Bagnell Dam Tailwater: Fair to good around the campground. Try chartreuse colored curly tail jigs. Lower Osage: Fair, try minnows and blue ice colored jigs around big boat docks. Glaize Arm: Fair, try jigs or minnows fished around deep boat docks. Mid-Lake: Fair, try jigs around brush. Niangua Arm: Fair, try jigs over brush. Little Niangua River: Fair to good in deeper holes. Gravois Arm: Very good, try minnows or blue-and-white jigs around docks. Upper Osage: Very good, the spawn is over, fish are 6 to 8-feet deep. Minnows are best. Osage 60 MM: Very good, the spawn is over, fish are 6 to 8-feet deep. Minnows are best.
    Page 2 of 2 -   WALLEYE – Bagnell Dam Tailwater: No reported fish. Mid-Lake: Fair to good, try trolling Norman’s Deep Little N or Rapala’s DT10 on flats and points. Also, try vertical jigging Dixie Jet Spoons 14 to 16 feet deep. Upper Osage: Fair to good, crappie anglers are taking the most fish. Osage 60 MM: Fair to good, crappie anglers are taking the most fish. Truman Tailwater: No reported fish.
      WHITE AND HYBRID BASS – Bagnell Dam Tailwater: Excellent for whites and hybrids on white Heddon Torpedoes and Bill Lewis Rat-L-Traps. Lower Osage:  No reported fish. Glaize Arm: Poor, try white jigs in coves, also try Dixie Jet Spoons on flats and points. Mid-Lake: Poor to fair on spoons in open water. Niangua Arm: Try sqaurebill crankbaits and spoons like the Dixie Jet or Bass Pro Shops XPS Tungsten Jigging Spoon on points. Little Niangua River: Poor, the spawn is over. Gravois Arm: No reported fish. Osage 60 MM: No reported fish.
      BLUEGILL – Excellent around docks or submerged brush, try worm pieces, or Berkley Berkley’s Gulp Crickets.
      NOTE: The Lower Osage is from the dam to the 22-mile mark; Mid-Lake is between the 22 and 38-mile marks; the Upper Osage is between the 38 and 55-mile marks; the Osage 60 MM is between the 55-mile mark and the 89-mile mark; and the 89 MM is between the 89 MM and the Rt. 65 Bridge.
      UPDATES – Bagnell Dam – Dam Bait Shop (573-216-2084); Lower Osage and Glaize Arm – Guide Skip Surbaugh (573-365-0006); Midlake and Gravois – Mike Foree @ Osage Beach Bait & Tackle (573-348-9333); Niangua Arm – Darrell Taylor; Upper Osage – Guide John Blankenbeker (573-280-1455); Little Niangua River – Greenmill Campground, (573-363-5577); Osage 60 MM – Bryants Osage Outdoors, www.osagetackle.com  (573-374-2278); coming soon, Truman Dam Tailwater – The Osage Mini Mart, Warsaw (660-438-9575); Tourney Results – www724outdoors.com; Lake Level (573-365-9205). Compiled by Darrell Taylor.

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