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Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- November 6, 2020

JOHN NEPORADNY JR.
jnoutdoors.com
Lake of the Ozarks.

The lake level was 658.3; 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 61 degrees. Truman Lake was at 704.5 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.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Randy Terrell and Randy Conlon won the Anglers Choice tournament last Sunday with five bass weighing 18.24 pounds.

BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER

Water clarity: Stained.  Black bass: Slow on jigs along rocky banks.

LOWER OSAGE

Water clarity:  Clear.  Black bass:  Fair on topwater lures around main lake docks.     Crappie:  Fair on jigs or minnows 10 to 12 feet deep in brush and along fronts of docks.  White bass:  Fair on topwater lures for fish surfacing in backs of large coves.

GRAVOIS

Water clarity:  Clear. Black bass: Fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and jerkbaits along chunk rock banks.  Crappie:  Good on jigs or minnows 10 feet deep around brush and docks.  White bass:  Fair on small swimbaits along points.

MID-LAKE

Water clarity:  Stained.  Black bass:  Slow on buzz baits and spinnerbaits along main lake points or jigs along creek channel banks. Crappie:  Good on jigs or minnows alongside docks 20 feet deep. 

GRAND GLAIZE

Water clarity:  Clear.   Black bass:  Fair on jigs in brush piles and around docks 10 to 15 feet deep.   Crappie:  Good shooting jigs under main lake docks.

Water clarity:  Stained.   Black bass: Fair on spinnerbaits, stick baits, shaky head worms and finesse jigs around docks on secondary points and backs of coves. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows 12 to 20 feet deep around docks. White bass:  Fair trolling crankbaits along points.

UPPER OSAGE

Water clarity:  Clear. 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.

TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY

Water clarity:  Clear.  Fishing is slow for all species.

SOURCES

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 towww.bassingbob.com.