Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- October 2, 2020
The lake level was 658.5; generation of 900 to 1,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 658.5 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 72 degrees. Truman Lake was at 704.3 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.
Robert Shockley won the FLW Phoenix Boats Two-Day Lake of the Ozarks Super Tournament last weekend with 10 bass weighing 35.30 pounds.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on topwater lures, jigs and shaky head worms along main channel logs and rocks. White bass: Fair on topwater lures and spinners when fish are surfacing.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on Choppo and Whopper Plopper topwater lures and plastic worms around main lake docks. White bass: Fair on topwater lures when fish are surfacing along main lake points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on jigs around logs, brush piles and docks 6 to 18 feet deep. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows in 10 to 15 feet deep over brush around shad schools. White bass and hybrids: Fair on jigs around shad schools on the main lake.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on shaky head magnum trick worms flipped to shallow docks in backs of creeks or 5/8-ounce jigs in brush 10 to 12 feet deep along secondary and main lake points. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits along points and in front of deep docks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on jigs and finesse worms around docks with brush. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under main lake docks over deep water. White bass: Fair on topwater lures along points.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on topwater lures, crankbaits and plastic worms along main lake points. White bass: Good on inline spinners along main lake points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on spinnerbaits around docks on the main lake and in coves. Crappie: Good on minnows 8 to 10 feet deep along docks or trolling crankbaits along points. White bass: Fair on crankbaits along points. Catfish: Good on cut shad, worms and other live baits.
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.