Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report- November 27, 2020
The lake level was 658.8; generation of 900 to 1,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 659.0 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 58 degrees. Truman Lake was at 704.7 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.
Austin Culberson won the two-day FLW Wild Card Tournament last Saturday with eight bass weighing 25.90 pounds.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits, jigs and topwater lures along rocky banks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on crankbaits in backs of coves and topwater lures along main lake docks. Crappie: Fair on jigs around docks with brush 10 to 15 feet deep. White bass: Good on topwater lures when fish are surfacing.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Murky. Fishing is slow for all species.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on spinnerbaits and stickbaits along windy points and around docks. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks 10 to 18 feet deep. White bass: Good on Alabama rigs with small swimbaits along windy points.
Water clarity: Clear. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows 8 to 10 feet deep around docks. White bass: Good on Roostertails and topwater chuggers with jig trailers along points. Catfish: Fair on shad and chicken parts.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on buzz baits and Whopper Ploppers in the mornings, spinnerbaits along windy banks and finesse jigs along channel swing banks. Crappie: Excellent shooting jigs under main lake docks or casting small swimbaits along front ends of main lake docks. White bass: Good on spinners and small swimbaits along windy banks.
Water clarity: Stained on the upper end and clear on the lower end. Black bass: Slow on jigs 8 to 15 feet deep in brush. Crappie: Good on jigs 10 feet deep around shad schools. White bass: Good on spinners and jigs on the upper end.
Water clarity: Murky on the upper end and clear on the lower end. Black bass: Slow on jigs and shaky head worms along chunk rock banks. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks for fish suspended 4 to 20 feet deep. White bass: Good on spinners and crankbaits along rocky 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.