Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- June 12, 2020
The lake level was 658.6; generation of 36,000 CFS throughout the week for a level of 659.0 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 80 degrees. Truman Lake was at 714.2 level.
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.
Rob Bueltmann and Ben Verhoef won the Anglers Choice tournament last Sunday with five bass weighing 22.70 pounds.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows in the old river channel. White bass: Good on jigs and spoons. Catfish: Good on cut shad and sunfish.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on Brush Hogs, wacky-rigged Senkos and Zara Spooks along gravel banks in coves and main lake bluffs. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under main lake docks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on shaky head soft plastics and deep-diving crankbaits on main and secondary points. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows 15 to 20 feet deep along main lake docks. Catfish: Good on skipjack herring.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on drop shot rig finesse worms, shaky head worms and topwater lures on the main lake. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under docks on secondary and main points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on plastic worms, jigs, swimbaits, and crankbaits on main lake points. Crappie: Fair on jigs or minnows over brush 10 feet deep or trolling crankbaits in the channels.
Water clarity: Stained on upper end and murky on lower end. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits, shaky head worms and topwater lures on points and spinnerbaits along docks. Crappie: Fair on minnows and jigs 6 to 18 feet deep in brush.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on topwater lures in the morning or Brush Hogs and shaky head worms throughout the day in coves or secondary and main points. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows 15 to 20 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Good on cut shad, shrimp and nightcrawlers.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on jigs at the mouths of creeks. White bass: Fair to good on spoons, jigs and topwater lures.
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.