The lake level was 658.3; generation around 900 CFS during the middle of the week and increased to 6300 CFS by the end of the week for a level of 658.5 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 79 degrees. Truman Lake is at 707.9 level.

The lake level was 658.3; generation around 900 CFS during the middle of the week and increased to 6300 CFS by the end of the week for a level of 658.5 by the weekend.  Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 79 degrees. Truman Lake is at 707.9 level.

TO NOTE

The Lower Osage is from the dam to the 22-mile mark; Mid-Lake is between the 22- and 38-mile mark, the Upper Osage is between the 38-mile mark and the Route 65 Bridge.

BLUEGILL

Good on nightcrawler pieces and Berkley Power Baits crickets around docks.

WALLEYE

No reported fish.

CRAPPIE

Lower Osage:  Fair shooting jigs under docks. Grand Glaize:  Fair trolling small crankbaits in coves 15 to 30 feet deep.  Gravois: Fair on minnows in main lake brush piles. Mid-Lake: Good shooting jigs under docks.  Niangua: Good on jigs 10 to 15 feet deep over brush piles 30 feet deep. Upper Osage: Good on minnows and jigs in the brush piles 10 to 12 feet deep.  Truman Tailwater: Poor for small fish on minnows.

CATFISH

Lower Osage:  Good drifting cut shad and skipjack. Grand Glaize:  Good drifting cut bait in coves. Gravois: Fair to good on jug lines with cut shad.  Mid-Lake: Good on jugs baited with cut shad. Niangua: No reported fish. Upper Osage:  Good on cut shad. Truman Tailwater: Poor on cut shad.

BLACK BASS

Mike Hieligienstein and Brian Davis won the IOUE Charity Tournament with 21-plus pounds. Two other limits of 20-plus pounds were weighed in.  Bagnell spillway: Good on topwater lures and plastic worms. Lower Osage: Fair to good with lots of small fish being caught flipping jigs to shallow docks and on topwater baits.   Grand Glaize: Fair on Senkos and square bill crankbaits around docks in backs of coves. Gravois: Good on drop shot rigs, 10-inch Berkley Power Worms and squarebill crankbaits on main lake points. Mid-Lake:  Fair flipping beaver-style soft plastics to docks in back of coves. Niangua: Fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures halfway back in coves. Upper Osage: Good on 10-inch plastic worms and topwater lures in shallow brush.

WHITE AND HYBRID BASS

Lower Osage:  Good on small topwaters and jigging spoons when the fish are chasing shad on the surface.  Grand Glaize: Slow, a few caught along windy points. Gravois: Fair on topwaters early and late. Mid-Lake: Fair on spinners and jigging spoons along points. Niangua: Good in the evenings on inline spinners and Roadrunners along rocky points. Upper Osage:  Good on Roostertails and small spinners along points.

UPDATES

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