Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- June 19, 2020
The lake level was 659.0; generation of 25,000 Second Foot-Day (SFD) throughout the week for a level of 659.2 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 80 degrees. Truman Lake was at 712.4 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.
No tournaments were reported last weekend.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on jigs at the mouths of creeks. Catfish: Good on skipjack herring and cut shad.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on drop shot rigs, shaky head worms and jigs along main lake points and bluffs. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under main lake docks or trolling crankbaits on the main channel. Catfish: Fair on nightcrawlers or drifting shad in coves.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on heavy jigs, heavy shaky head soft plastics, 10-inch plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits on main lake points. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows 15 to 20 feet deep along main lake docks. Catfish: Good on skipjack herring around shad on points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on plastic worms or jigs along main lake ledges. Crappie: Fair on jigs or minnows over brush 10 to 15 feet deep on the main lake. Catfish: Good on jigs and live baits.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on Texas-rigged 10-inch plastic worms and shaky head magnum finesse worms on main lake points. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks on the main lake. Catfish: Good drifting shad or on jug lines baited with shad on long main lake points.
Water clarity: Muddy on the upper end and murky on the lower end. Black bass: Good on Texas-rigged soft plastics in main lake cuts or swimbaits along bluffs. Crappie: Fair on minnows in brush piles 8 to 15 feet deep. Catfish: Fair drifting cut shad.
Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Good on Whopper Plopper topwater lures and buzz baits in the mornings halfway back in the coves. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows 10 to 12 feet deep around docks or trolling crankbaits along points. Catfish: Excellent on cut shad, live sunfish and nightcrawlers.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows in the old river channel. White bass and hybrids: Good on spoons and shad bodies. Catfish: Good on cut shad and live sunfish.
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.