The lake level was 656.4; moderate generation last week should cause the lake to end the week at 656.5. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 50 degrees; coves were 55 to 70 degrees depending on the time of day and amount of sunshine. Truman Lake is at normal pool. Most of the lake is still slightly off color.

The lake level was 656.4; moderate generation last week should cause the lake to end the week at 656.5. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 50 degrees; coves were 55 to 70 degrees depending on the time of day and amount of sunshine. Truman Lake is at normal pool. Most of the lake is still slightly off color. 

TO 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 the Rt. 65 Bridge.

CATFISH

Lower Osage: Fair on cut bait. Glaize Arm: Fair, try deep coves with cut bait. Gravois Arm: Fair, try shad sides. Mid-Lake: Fair, try drifting windblown coves with cut bait on a rod and reel 30 feet deep. Niangua Arm: Fair with cut baits fished 20-feet deep. Little Niangua River: No reported fish. Upper Osage: Good on jug lines using goldfish. Truman Tailwater: Fair.

WALLEYE

Truman Tailwater: Was very good until Truman reduce flow through the dam.

BLACK BASS

Kowal and Isom won the Anglers in Action tourney with 22.68 pounds. Lower Osage: Fair, good at times. Try squarebills on secondary points also try A-rigs in deeper areas. Water color is perfect for spinnerbaits, be sure to try them. Glaize Arm: Fair to good, try jerkbaits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Gravois Arm: Fair on Wiggle Warts around main lake points on sunny days. Mid-Lake: Poor, good when you find them. Try finesse jigs, shaky heads and Wiggle Warts on rocky banks. Niangua Arm: Try squarebills and soft plastic jerkbaits around docks and in the backs of windblown coves. Little Niangua River: No reported fish. Upper Osage: Good, try Wiggle Warts and spinnerbaits on secondary points.

BLUEGILL

Fair, try nightcrawler pieces around docks 12 to 15-feet deep.

CRAPPIE

Lower Osage: Excellent just off pea gravel banks, Alhonna reports good results on blue ice colored jigs. Glaize Arm: Good around cover on chartreuse colored jigs. Afternoon seems to be best. Gravois Arm: Fair along docks 5 to 10-feet deep over brush. Mid-Lake: Good shooting docks with red and chartreuse jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles. Niangua Arm: Fair, fish are scattered 5 to12 feet deep, try jigs or minnows. Upper Osage: Very good on jigs tipped with blue ice colored soft plastics or minnows tipped with Crappie Nibbles fished under a slip bobber 1 to 3 feet deep. Truman Tailwater: Good with either jigs or minnows.

WHITE AND HYBRID BASS

No specific report but some whites are moving upstream and vulnerable to minnows. Lower Osage: Poor. Glaize Arm: Poor, watch for them to chase shad on windblown points. Gravois Arm: Poor, Rat-L-Traps on deep points. Mid-Lake: Poor, try deep vertical jigging on points when current is present. Niangua Arm: No reported fish. Little Niangua River: No reported fish. Upper Osage: No reported fish. Truman Tailwater: Good with jigs or spoons.

SPOONBILL (PADDLEFISH)

Upper Osage: Excellent, limits coming in two to three hours between the 50 to 70 mile marks.

UPDATES

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