The lake level was 659.3; generation of 19,000 CFS throughout the week for a level of 659.0 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 51 degrees. Truman Lake was at 708.6 level.

The lake level was 659.3; generation of 19,000 CFS throughout the week for a level of 659.0 by the weekend.  Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 51 degrees. Truman Lake was at 708.6 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.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Marcus Sykora and Bill Davenport won the Bass World Sports tournament last Sunday with five bass weighing 14.70 pounds.

LOWER OSAGE

Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and Alabama rigs along secondary points. Crappie: Fair to good shooting jigs under docks 10 to 15 feet deep or vertical jigging brush 10 to 20 feet deep.

BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on crankbaits and jigs along rock banks. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows 10 feet deep.

GRAVOIS

Water clarity: Clear in the creeks and stained on the main lake. Black bass: Good on suspending stickbaits and RkCrawler crankbait along windblown channel swing banks. Crappie: Good on jigs around docks or in brush piles 10 to 20 feet deep.

GRAND GLAIZE

Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on suspending stickbaits, jigs and Alabama rigs along secondary points. Crappie: Fair on jigs or suspending stickbaits along secondary points. White bass: Spotty on jerkbaits along secondary points.

UPPER OSAGE

Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Fair on red Wiggle Wart crankbaits along channel swing banks. Crappie: Good on minnows or jigs over brush 8 to 15 feet deep along docks. Catfish: Fair on cut shad on the main lake and in creek channels.

TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY

Water clarity: Murky. Crappie: Fair on jigs. Walleye: Slow on jigs.

MID-LAKE

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair to good on finesse jigs and Swamp Bugs along creek channels. Crappie: Excellent shooting jigs under docks or casting to brush piles 15 to 20 feet deep. White bass: Fair on jigs for fish suspended above brush piles 15 to 20 feet deep. Catfish: Fair drifting cut shad.

NIANGUA

Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Fair on shaky head worms and suspending stickbaits on rocky banks in coves. Crappie: Excellent on minnows and jigs about 2 to 5 feet deep on the ends of docks over depths of 18 to 20 feet. Catfish: Good on trotlines or drifting with shad sides or blood baits.

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); and Ferg’s Bait & Tackle (660-438-7413). Tournament Results—Thanks to www.bassingbob.com.