Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- August 28, 2020
The lake level was 658.9; generation of 7,500 second-foot day (SFD) at the beginning of the week to 4,500 SFD at the end of the week for a level of 658.5 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 84 degrees. Truman Lake was at 705.1 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 reported last weekend.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on Chatterbaits and plastic worms worked around shad schools. Crappie: Fair on mini-jigs in brush 15 feet deep.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on topwater lures along main lake seawalls in the morning and later in the day on heavy jigs or shaky head magnum trick worms along bluffs. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits along the main channel or shooting jigs under main lake docks. Catfish: Good tight lining or jug lining with cut shad.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair for sub-legal bass and small keepers on topwater lures and 7-inch plastic worms in the mornings and evenings along main lake points, docks and wave breaks. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits on the main lake. Catfish: Good on cut shad and bluegill.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on shaky head magnum trick worms 15 to 25 feet deep along rocky points or square bill crankbaits and Missile Baits D-Bombs along shallow docks on flats. Crappie: Good trolling crankbaits along main and secondary points or shooting jigs 10 to 15 feet under main lake docks. Catfish: Good drifting cut shad and bluegill 15 to 20 feet deep along secondary chunk rock points or flats.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on topwaters in the mornings or plastic worms later in the day 15 to 20 feet deep on bluff ends. Crappie: Slow on minnows 15 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 topwater lures, spinnerbaits, square bill crankbaits and Chatterbaits in the mornings around main lake docks. Crappie: Slow on minnows in brush 15 feet deep. Catfish: Good on cut shad, shrimp and hot dogs.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Crappie: Fair at night on minnows and jigs. White bass and hybrids: Fair on jigs and spoons at night.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on topwater lures and crankbaits along gravels bars and shallow logs.
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.