The lake level was 659.1; generation around 1,100 CFS this past week should cause the lake to finish the week at 659.0. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 80 degrees; coves were 77 to 84 degrees depending on the time of day and amount of sunshine. Truman Lake is at normal pool.

The lake level was 659.1; generation around 1,100 CFS this past week should cause the lake to finish the week at 659.0. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 80 degrees; coves were 77 to 84 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.

BLUEGILL

Excellent, fish have spawned, look for them around docks at least 6 feet deep. Try nightcrawler pieces, Berkley’s Gulp Alive Cricket or Crawler pieces.

WALLEYE

No reported fish.

CRAPPIE

Lower Osage: Alhonna reports very good on minnows and blue ice or minnow colored jigs. 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, try jigs tipped with crappie nibbles around main lake docks. Niangua Arm: Fair to good, crappies are just off the banks in front of spawning areas, try trolling small crankbaits or casting one-eighth ounce jigs. Upper Osage: Excellent shooting docks with jigs. Truman Tailwater: Good with either jigs or minnows.

CATFISH

Lower Osage: Excellent on cut bait. Glaize Arm: Good, try deep coves with cut bait. Gravois Arm: Good, try shad sides. Mid-Lake: Good, try drifting windblown coves with cut bait on a rod and reel 30 feet deep. Niangua Arm: Excellent early and late around docks. Little Niangua River: No reported fish. Upper Osage: Excellent on all traditional baits. Truman Tailwater: Good on live bait for blue and white catfish.

BLACK BASS

McGuire & Phil won the Wednesday Night tourney (4 fish) with 15.26 pounds, Bueltmann and Renken had Big Bass at 6.39 pounds. Lower Osage: Good early and late with River2Sea’s Whopper Plopper, also try shaky heads and 10-inch Berkley Power Worms in green pumpkin. During the day try, drop shot rigs using and shaky heads. Glaize Arm: Good, 10-inch red shad colored Berkley Power Worms on main lake points. Gravois Arm: Very good, try crankbaits and drop shots on rocky banks and ledges. Mid-Lake: Very good, try small plastic worms or jigs tipped green pumpkin colored soft plastics or try Bass Pro Shops Stik-O Worm wacky rigged around steep banks and points. Niangua Arm: Fair to good on 10-inch red shad colored Power Worms fished on main lake and secondary points; also try Texas-rigged lizards in the same areas. Little Niangua River: No reported fish. Upper Osage: Good on green pumpkin colored shaky heads and 10 inch Power Worms.

WHITE AND HYBRID BASS

Lower Osage: Good when you find them, try vertical jigging deeper points. Glaize Arm: Poor, watch for them to chase shad on windblown points. Gravois Arm: Poor, try Rat-L-Traps on deep points. Mid-Lake: Fair to good, try deep vertical jigging on points when current is present. Niangua Arm: Good when you find them, try vertical jigging Dixie Jet spoons over points and deep flats where shad are present. Little Niangua River: No reported fish. Upper Osage: Look for them pushing shad in open water and try surface poppers. Truman Tailwater: Fair to good with jigs, topwaters or spoons.

UPDATES

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