Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- November 20, 2020
The lake level was 658.6; 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 58 degrees. Truman Lake was at 704.5 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.
No tournaments reported last weekend.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits and jigs along rocky banks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on jigs, spinnerbaits and stickbaits around docks in coves. Crappie: Good on jigs in brush 10 feet deep.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on buzz baits, Whopper Ploppers, crankbaits and stickbaits along main channel banks or flats in creeks. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks on main lake and in coves. White bass: Good on stickbaits and small swimbaits along windy flats in coves.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on Pop-Rs and Chug Bugs along secondary points. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows 3 to 5 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Good on shad and nightcrawlers.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and Wiggle Wart crankbaits along secondary and main lake points. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks 8 to 12 feet deep. White bass: Good on small swimbaits along windy points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on buzz baits and spinnerbaits along steep main lake banks or bluff ends. Crappie: Good on jigs in brush piles 18 feet deep or shooting jigs under docks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on spinnerbaits and buzz baits along secondary points. Crappie: Good on jigs around docks with brush 10 to 15 feet deep. White bass: Good on Alabama rigs with small swimbaits along windy main lake points.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows. White bass: Fair on jigs and minnows. Walleye: Slow on soft plastic slab 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.