Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- June 5, 2020
The lake level was 659.4; generation of 12,500 CFS throughout the week for a level of 659.4 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 67 degrees. Truman Lake was at 712.9 level.
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.
Roger and Randy Krull won the Bass World Sports tournament last Sunday with five bass weighing 20.56 pounds.
Bagnell Dam spillway/Osage River
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on shaky head worms in the creeks. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on wacky-rigged Senkos, floating worms and Zara Spooks along gravel banks in coves and main lake bluffs. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks along gravel banks, secondary points and the main channel.
Water clarity: Clear on the lower end and stained on the upper end. Black bass: Fair on wacky-rigged Senkos and worms, Ned Rigs, topwater lures, Carolina-rigged Brush Hogs and plastic lizards and flipping soft plastics in the coves. Crappie: Good trolling small crankbaits along the main channel.
Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Fair to good on shaky head worms in the backs of creeks. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks halfway back in coves or on the main channel. Catfish: Good drifting cut bluegill on the main channel.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on plastic worms 1 to 6 feet deep in backs of coves and points. Crappie: Fair on jigs or minnows over brush 10 feet deep in the coves or over main channel brush 30 feet deep. Catfish: Good on bluff ledges with cut shad or jigs.
Water clarity: Muddy on upper end and stained on lower end. Black bass: Good on Flukes, Texas-rigged plastic craws, shaky head worms and Ned Rigs along secondary points and spinnerbaits and square-bill crankbaits along docks. Crappie: Fair on minnows 4 to 15 feet deep along docks with brush.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on shaky head worms in coves. Crappie: Good on jigs 4 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Good on cut shad, shrimp and nightcrawlers.
Truman Dam spillway
Water clarity: Stained. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows in the old river channel. White bass: Good on jigs. Catfish: Good on spoons.
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 towww.bassingbob.com.