Fishing report: Where the fish are at Lake of the Ozarks
The lake level was 659.2, generation of 8,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) down to 1,000 CFS throughout the week for a level of 659.0 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 79 degrees. Truman Lake was at 706.0 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.
Brett and Beau Govreau won the Anglers in Action tournament last Sunday with five bass weighing 19.84 pounds
Bagnell Dam spillway/Osage River
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on Ned rigs and shaky head worms along rocky banks. Walleye: Slow on Ned rigs along rocky banks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on topwater lures, Ned rigs and crankbaits around shad schools and main lake docks or on finesse worms in brush piles 15 to 20 feet deep. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits in open water of coves and main lake.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on topwater lures, jigs and crankbaits around docks or on square bill crankbaits around logs and open water in backs of creeks. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under docks or trolling crankbaits in open water. White bass: Fair on spoons and plastic grubs around shad schools.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good flipping jigs under shallow docks. Crappie: Good on jigs in brush piles 15 to 25 feet deep.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on plastic worms and jigs 20 feet deep along main lake structure. Crappie: Good on jigs 6 to 15 feet deep in brush piles. Catfish: Fair either drifting cut shad or jug lines baited with cut shad.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Slow on shaky head soft plastics and jigs along main lake and secondary points. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows 6 to 12 feet deep around brush piles.
Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Good on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and shaky head worms along main lake docks or backs of coves. Crappie: Good on minnows 12 to 15 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Good on limblines and jug lines baited with goldfish.
Truman Dam Spillway
Water clarity: Stained. Crappie: Fair on minnows in the dead-water channel. Catfish: Slow on worms, shrimp and fresh shad.
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 Cody’s Bait & Tackle (660-723-5115). Tournament Results—Thanks to www.bassingbob.com.