The lake level was 658.1; moderate generation should cause the lake to end the week at 658.7. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 65 degrees; coves were 62 to 70 degrees depending on the time of day and amount of sunshine. Truman Lake is at normal pool.

The lake level was 658.1; moderate generation should cause the lake to end the week at 658.7. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 65 degrees; coves were 62 to 70 degrees depending on the time of day and amount of sunshine. Truman Lake is at normal pool.

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.

WALLEYE

Some fish coming on crappie and bass baits well upriver.

CRAPPIE

Lower Osage: Good off pea gravel banks. Glaize Arm: Excellent on jigs tipped with Bobby Garland’s Electric Chicken colored soft plastics. Gravois Arm: Good along docks 5 to 10-feet deep over brush. Mid-Lake: Good, crappies are just off the banks in front of spawning areas. Niangua Arm: Good, crappies are just off the banks in front of spawning areas, try jigs or minnows under slip bobbers. Upper Osage: Good, try minnows or jigs around docks. Truman Tailwater: Good with either jigs or minnows.

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: Excellent on cut bait. Truman Tailwater: Poor.

BLACK BASS

No tournaments reported last week. Check out the fishing clinics held Monday mornings at the Osage Beach City Park. Local guides give expert advice on finding and catching fish. Lower Osage: Excellent on topwaters like Whopper Ploppers in the backs of coves, also try wacky worms. Glaize Arm: Good, try topwaters and crankbaits on secondary points. Gravois Arm: Very good, try shaky head jigs on small rocky banks. Mid-Lake: Very good, try plastic worms, wacky rigs or Carolina rigs in front of spawning area. Niangua Arm: Very good on Berkley’s 10-inch red shad colored Power Worms. Little Niangua River: No reported fish. Upper Osage: Very good, try Whopper Ploppers, shaky heads and lizards.

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, try 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.

BLUEGILL

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

UPDATES

Alhonna Resort (573-365-2634) www.thealhonnaresort.com; Big Ed’s Guide Service (573-692-6710) www.bigedsguideservice.com; Guide Jack Uxa (573-434-2570) www.lakeoftheozarksfishingguide.com; Guide John Blankenbeker (573-280-1455); Guide Jim Dill (573-204-9005) www.jamesdillguideservice.com; Greenmill Campground, (573-363-5577) www.greenmillcampground.com; Bryants Osage Outdoors, (573-374-2278; Guide Anthony Ford (660-438-5714): Cody’s Bait & Tackle (660-438-7664); Lake Level (573-365-9205); Tournament Results – Thanks to www.bassinbob.com.