Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- August 21, 2020
The lake level was 659.7; generation of 1,900 cubic feet per second (cfs) at the beginning of the week to 12,000 second-foot day (sfd) at the end of the week for a level of 659.7 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 80 degrees. Truman Lake was at 706.3 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.
Jeremy Medina and Joe Brantley won the two-day BassingBob Summer Sizzler last weekend with 10 bass weighing 28.24 pounds.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on topwater lures along gravels bars and shallow logs.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on shaky head worms in brush piles 5 to 30 feet deep. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under main lake docks or trolling crankbaits on main lake points. Catfish: Good drifting skipjack herring and cut shad.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on topwater lures along main lake seawalls in the morning and later in the day swimming jigs along docks or flipping plastic worms to shallow docks in creeks. Crappie: Slow shooting jigs under docks. Catfish: Good drifting cut shad along flat points.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Crappie: Slow at night on minnows and jigs. White bass and hybrids: Slow on jigs and spoons at night.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on topwaters in the mornings or heavy jigs, plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits later in the day 15 to 20 feet deep on bluff ends. Crappie: Slow on minnows 15 to 25 feet deep along docks. Catfish: Fair drifting cut shad or on jug lines and trotlines with cut shad.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on Whopper Ploppers early and late in the day or 10-inch plastic worms around brush in the coves and main lake. Crappie: Slow trolling crankbaits along main and secondary points. White bass: Good on spinners for surfacing fish on the main lake. Catfish: Good on nightcrawlers.
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.