Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- October 9, 2020

Lake of the Ozarks.

The lake level was 658.0; generation of 900 to 3,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 657.9 by the weekend.  Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 70 degrees. Truman Lake was at 704.3 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.


Cole Anderson won the Big Bass Bash last weekend with a 6.67-pound largemouth bass.


Water clarity: Stained.  Black bass:  Good on topwater lures, jigs and Ned rigs along main channel logs and rocks. Crappie:  Fair on minnows.


Water clarity:  Clear.  Black bass:  Fair on Choppo and Whopper Plopper topwater lures, jigs and drop shot rigs along docks on the main lake and halfway back in coves around docks. Crappie:  Fair shooting jigs under main lake docks.


Water clarity:  Stained. Black bass: Good on topwater lures, square bill crankbaits and jigs 2 to 6 feet deep in the backs of coves or on jigs and deep-diving crankbaits 12 to 25 feet deep on the main lake. Crappie:  Good shooting jigs under docks or on minnows in brush 10 to 15 feet deep.  White bass:  Good on topwater lures and Alabama rigs in backs of coves.


Water clarity:  Stained.  Black bass:  Slow on shaky head magnum plastic worms in brush piles in coves and on main lake.  Crappie:  Good shooting jigs under docks or on jigs and minnows in brush piles 12 to 14 feet deep.    White bass: Good on topwater lures when fish are surfacing. Catfish:  Fair drifting cut shad on the main channel. 


Water clarity:  Stained.   Black bass:  Fair on topwater lures and jigs along docks and wave breaks.  Crappie:  Good on jigs and minnows 10 to 15 feet deep over brush around shad schools. White bass:  Good on jigs around shad schools on the main lake.


Water clarity:  Clear.   Black bass: Slow on topwater lures early in the morning, jigs along main and secondary points or crankbaits along bluffs.       Crappie: Good shooting jigs under main lake docks over deep water. White bass:  Fair trolling small crankbaits on the main channel.


Water clarity:  Clear.    Black bass:  Good on jigs around docks and shallow brush in the backs of coves.    Crappie: Fair on minnows 8 to 10 feet deep along docks.  White bass: Fair on Roostertails along points.  Catfish:  Good on limblines baited with sunfish.


Water clarity:  Stained.  Fishing is slow for all species


Guide Alfred Chapman (573-465-3810),;  Big Ed’s Guide Service (573-692-6710);  Guide Jack Uxa (573-434-2570); Guide John Blankenbeker (573-280-1455); Guide Terry Blankenship (573-480-2835); Guide Jim Dill (573-204-9005); Fitz Fishing (573-693-9299); Bryants Osage Outdoors (573-374-2278); and Ferg’s Bait & Tackle (660-438-7413). Tournament Results—Thanks