The lake level was 654.0; generation of 16,000 CFS up to 22,000 CFS through the week for a level of 655.1 for the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 45 degrees. Truman Lake was at 709.2 level.

The lake level was 654.0; generation of 16,000 CFS up to 22,000 CFS through the week for a level of 655.1 for the weekend.  Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 45 degrees. Truman Lake was at 709.2 level.  

TO NOTE

TheLower 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.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Scott Danek Sr. and Scott Danek Jr. won the Joe Bass tournament last Sunday with five bass weighing 16.91 pounds.

LOWER OSAGE

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Slow on suspending stickbaits and Alabama rigs around brush in coves. Crappie: Good on jigs set 6 feet below a bobber along secondary points.

GRAVOIS

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Slow on suspending jerkbaits along secondary points. Crappie: Good on jigs set 2 feet below a bobber along banks transitioning from bluffs to flatter banks. Catfish: Fair drifting cut shad on Santee Cooper rigs.

MID-LAKE

Water clarity: Stained. Crappie: Good on jigs 8 feet deep on flat points.

GRAND GLAIZE

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on suspending stickbaits along secondary points. Crappie: Good on jigs set 2 to 3 feet below a bobber on secondary points or vertical jigging brush piles 20 to 23 feet deep.

NIANGUA

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Slow on crankbaits in the coves. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under docks.

UPPER OSAGE

Water clarity: Muddy. Black bass: Slow on suspending stickbaits or jigs along secondary points. Crappie: Fair on jigs around docks 10 to 12 feet deep.

BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY

Water clarity: Stained. Fishing is slow for all species.

SOURCES

Guide Alfred Chapman (573-465-3810), www.lakeozarkfishingguideservice.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 Terry Blankenship (573-480-2835); Guide Jim Dill (573-204-9005) www.jamesdillguideservice.com; Fitz Fishing (573-693-9299); Bryants Osage Outdoors (573-374-2278); Edgar’s Outdoor Sports (573/378-2220); www.edgarssports.com; Cody’s Bait & Tackle (660-723-5115); Lake Level (573-365-9205); Tournament Results—Thanks to www.bassingbob.com.