The lake level was 659.25, generation of 39,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) to 37,000 CFS throughout the week for a level of 659.3 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 80 degrees. Truman Lake was at 717.4 level.

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

Bagnell Dam spillway/Osage River

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on jigs along rocky banks. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits.

Lower Osage

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on topwater lures along main lake docks and wave breaks or on Texas-rigged magnum plastic worms or drop shot rig finesse worms in brush piles 20 to 30 feet deep. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under main lake docks.

Gravois

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on 10-inch plastic worms in brush piles on main lake points. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits along the main channel and halfway back in large coves. White bass and hybrids: Good trolling small swimbaits along points. Catfish: Good drifting skipjack herring and shad.

Mid-Lake

Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on magnum-sized plastic worms, swimbaits, heavy jigs and topwater lures along points, bluff ledges and in coves. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows 10 to 15 feet deep around brush along points and bluff ledges.

Grand Glaize

Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on jigs and magnum-sized plastic worms along main lake points and bluff ledges. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows 10 to 15 feet deep around brush in coves.

Niangua

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on shaky head worms and Texas-rigged soft plastics along main lake structure. White bass: Fair trolling crankbaits along points or on topwater lures in the mornings or evenings. Catfish: Fair on jug lines with shad sides.

Upper Osage

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on 10-inch plastic worms along secondary points. Crappie: Fair on minnows 10 to 12 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Excellent tight lining nightcrawlers or jugging with live sunfish.

Truman Dam spillway

Water clarity: Stained. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows. White bass: Good on jigs and spoons. Catfish: Good on cut shad.

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); Casey Scanlon (913-449-3176) and Ferg’s Bait & Tackle (660-438-7413). Tournament Results—Thanks to www.bassingbob.com.

This article originally appeared on Lake Sun Leader: Weekly fishing report

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