Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- November 13, 2020
The lake level was 658.4; generation of 900 to 1,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 658.4 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 61 degrees. Truman Lake was at 704.4 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 Kearney High School anglers and their boat captain won the National Youth Fishing Association Pre-Tournament last Saturday with five bass weighing 13.47 pounds.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on Pop Rs, jigs and plastic worms along rocky banks.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Fishing is slow for all species.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on spinnerbaits and jigs in small coves and pockets off the main lake. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks on main lake and in coves.
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: Clear. Black bass: Fair on jigs, crankbaits and topwater lures along secondary points in shorter coves. Crappie: Good on jigs 4 to 5 feet deep along main lake points and ledges. White bass: Fair trolling crankbaits along points and channels.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on square bill crankbaits around docks. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows 2 to 3 feet deep around docks. White bass: Good on Roostertails along windy points. Catfish: Good drifting cut shad.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on topwater lures and plastic worms around main lake docks. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on buzz baits and spinnerbaits along windy points. Crappie: Good on jigs or minnows 2 to 12 feet deep on rocky points. White bass: Good on small swimbaits along windy points.
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.