Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- January 21, 2021
The lake level was 658.4; generation of 13,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 658.6 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 46 degrees. Truman Lake was at 708.8 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.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Crappie: Slow on jigs. White bass: Slow on spoons and jigs.
No tournaments reported last weekend.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on suspending stickbaits, jigs and Alabama rigs around shad schools near steep banks. Crappie: Fair on jigs over brush piles 20 to 25 feet deep.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on jerkbaits, jigs and Alabama rigs along steep banks on the main lake. Crappie: Fair on jigs 25 to 30 feet deep in the brush piles and fronts for docks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on suspending stickbaits along wind-blown secondary points. Crappie: Good on jigs over brush 10 feet deep along secondary points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on suspending stickbaits, Alabama rigs and jigs along creek channel banks. Crappie: Slow on minnows and jigs over brush piles 18 to 26 feet deep.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on suspending stickbaits and Alabama rigs along secondary points. Crappie: Fair on jigs 12 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Fair on shad tight-lining off of docks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on suspending stickbaits, Alabama rigs, jigs and crankbaits along steep rock banks. Crappie: Good on jigs 10 feet deep over brush along secondary points and creek channel banks.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits and Ned rigs along rocky banks.
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 Ferg’s Bait & Tackle (660-438-7413). Tournament Results—Thanks to www.bassingbob.com.