Where the fish are
The lake level was 659.1, generation of 10,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 659.1 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 82 degrees. Truman Lake was at 706.8 level.
To Note: 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.
Bill Davenport and Marcus Sykora won the Boat-Wrx Two-Day Summer Sizzler last weekend with 10 bass weighing 40.10 pounds.
Bagnell Dam spillway/Osage River
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on Ned rigs, swimbaits and crankbaits along rocky banks and logs. Catfish: Fair on noodle lines baited with cut shad.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on topwater lures along corners of main lake docks and wave breaks or on plastic worms along points 25 to 30 feet deep. Crappie: Slow trolling crankbaits along the mouths of coves. Catfish: Fair on noodle lines baited with cut shad.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Slow on topwater lures, jigs, shaky head worms, and wacky-rigged plastic worms for fish suspended 3 feet deep under main lake docks. Crappie: Fair shooting jigs under docks along the main channel. Catfish: Fair on jug lines with cut shad.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on jigs and shaky head worms on main lake structure. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows 15 feet deep along main lake bluffs.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair flipping jigs around docks 10 to 15 feet deep in coves. Crappie: Good on jigs 8 to 15 feet deep in brush piles around shad schools.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good for sub-legal fish on crankbaits, plastic worms and jigs along main lake points. White bass: Fair on topwater lures for surfacing fish around shad schools.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on shaky head worms, Texas-rigged creature baits and Chatterbaits in coves. Crappie: Fair on minnows and jigs 6 to 8 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Good on frozen shad.
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); Casey Scanlon (913-449-3176) and Cody’s Bait & Tackle (660-723-5115). Tournament Results—Thanks to www.bassingbob.com.