The lake level was 658.2; planned medium release of 6,300 Second Foot Days (SFD) should cause the lake to hold there through the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 59 degrees; tributary temperatures were 53 to 61 degrees depending on location and time of day. 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

Bagnell Tailwater: No reported fish. Lower Osage: Good on crankbaits shallow. Mid-Lake: No reported fish. Upper Osage: A few fish are hitting the spinners of white bass anglers. Truman Tailwater: No reported fish.

CRAPPIE

Bagnell Tailwater: Very good on minnows. Lower Osage: Good on jigs 8-feet deep over brush using jigs. Fish are running large. Glaize Arm: Fair, try Blakemore Road Runners along dock brush. Gravois Arm: Fair, fish are 10- to 15-feet deep. Mid-Lake: Good for black crappie along bluffs and bluff ends. Fish are scattered, few here, few there. Niangua Arm: Fair, try jigs 10-to 12-feet deep over 25-feet of water. Upper Osage: Good on jigs or minnows 2-feet deep under docks. Truman Tailwater: Very good on minnows.

CATFISH

Bagnell Tailwater: Very good on shad. Lower Osage: Fair in cove mouths with jug lines using cut bait. Glaize Arm: Good, try deep coves with nightcrawlers or chicken livers. Gravois Arm: Good, try trotlines or juglines baited with nightcrawlers. Mid-Lake: Very good on trotlines or juglines baited with beef spleen or aged shrimp. Niangua Arm: Excellent around docks with at least 10-feet of water at the front edge. Also, try juglines in the deep coves. Little Niangua River: Very good in deep holes. Upper Osage: Excellent most traditional catfish baits. Truman Tailwater: Very good on shad just below the no fishing line.

BLACK BASS

Enyard and Dietiker won the Bass World Sports tourney with 21.26 pounds; Eakin had Big Bass at 6.65 pounds. Lower Osage: Good on buzzbaits behind docks for big fish, also try squarebills and jigs in the backs of coves. Glaize Arm: Fair to good on jigs tipped with Berkley’s Havoc Pit Boss, Craw Fatty, or Pit Chunk around brush. Gravois Arm: Fair to good around bluff ends and the backs of creeks, try Crock-O-Gator jigs tipped with a Pit Boss or Craw Fatty. Mid-Lake: Good on crankbaits like Berkley’s Digger around rocks or black-and-blue jigs fished behind docks. Some large fish on Whopper Plopper surface baits early and late. Niangua Arm: Good on shaky heads rigged with a Havoc Bottom Hopper worm. Also, try topwaters during low light periods. Little Niangua River: Good in deep areas on spinnerbaits. Upper Osage: Good on squarebill crankbaits fished slowly.

BLUEGILL

Fair around docks or submerged brush, try mealworms, nightcrawler pieces, and Berkley Gulp Crickets or Earthworm pieces.

WHITE AND HYBRID BASS

Lower Osage: Good in the backs of coves, fish are chasing shad. Glaize Arm: Fair, watch for them to chase shad on windblown points. Gravois Arm: No reported fish. Mid-Lake: Some fish are still chasing shad in the backs of coves. Try A-rigs using 1/8-ounce jigs and hang on, some big hybrids hang out there too. Niangua Arm: No reported fish. Little Niangua River: Shad are moving into the river, whites should follow soon. Upper Osage: Good on windy points with squarebills fished slowly. Truman Tailwater: Very good for hybrids early, try spoons or topwater.

UPDATES

Bagnell Dam Tailwater – TBA; Lower Osage – Alhonna Resort (573-365-2634), Big Ed’s Guide Service (573-692-6710); 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); Upper Osage – Bryants Osage Outdoors, www.osagetackle.com (573-374-2278); Truman Tailwater – Cody’s Bait & Tackle, (660-438-7664); Lake Level (573-365-9205); Tournament Results – Thanks to www.bassinbob.com.