Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- October 30, 2020
The lake level was 657.8; generation of 900 to 1,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 658.3 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 60 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.
The team of Frank and Welschneyer won the Alhonna Fall Classic Buddy Bass Tournament last weekend with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 33.50 pounds.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair to good on Whopper Ploppers, buzz baits, Pop-Rs and crankbaits along main and secondary points. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under docks and on jigs in brush piles 12 to 15 feet deep. White bass: Fair on topwater lures and spinners along main lake points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and jigs along rocky points. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks or casting to windblown rocky points. White bass: Good on spinners along windblown rocky points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on jigs in brush piles 18 feet deep in coves. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows in brush piles 6 to 15 feet deep.
Water clarity: Muddy on the upper end and stained on the lower end. Black bass: Slow on topwater lures, crankbaits or jigs along main and secondary points or bluffs. Crappie: Slow shooting jigs under main lake docks over deep water.
Water clarity: Clear. Some areas could be experiencing turnover. Black bass: Slow on jigs, shaky head worms, buzz baits and Whopper Ploppers in coves. Crappie: Slow on minnows or jigs 6 to 8 feet deep around docks.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. No reports available.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits along flat points, buzz baits along rock ledges and spinnerbaits along bluff ends. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows in brush piles or under large docks 12 to 15 feet deep. White bass: Good on topwater lures along points.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Fishing is slow for all species.
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.