Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- July 10, 2020
The lake level was 658.8; generation of 8,000 CFS throughout the week for a level of 659.0 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 82 degrees. Truman Lake was at 707.3 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.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on shaky head magnum finesse worms and 10-inch plastic worms, deep-diving crankbaits and topwater lures along main lake points and drop-offs. Crappie: Slow trolling Bandit crankbaits along bluffs and mouths of coves.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on Texas-rigged plastic worms and shaky head worms 10 to 15 feet deep along main lake points. Crappie: Good on jigs or minnows over brush 20 feet deep.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair to good on topwater lures in the mornings or on Texas-rigged soft plastics along points. Crappie: Fair on minnows for fish suspended over brush piles 20 feet deep. Catfish: Fair on stink baits and shad sides.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on topwater lures and swimbaits on rocky banks and shoals. Crappie: Slow on minnows 12 feet deep around brush.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on topwater lures and Texas-rigged 10-inch plastic worms around shallow docks. Crappie: Slow on minnows 12 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Excellent on cut shad and nightcrawlers.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows before sunrise in the mornings.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on Zara Spooks and popper topwater plugs in the morning in backs of coves or on Texas-rigged plastic worms, shaky head worms and drop shot finesse worms on main lake points. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits on the main channel.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good at night on 10-inch plastic worms and heavy jigs in brush piles and on main lake points. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under docks 15 to 20 feet deep or trolling crankbaits on the main lake. Catfish: Good on cut shad and goldfish along points.
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.