Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- February 5, 2021
The lake level was 658.0; generation of 30,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 658.3 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 44 degrees. Truman Lake was at 710.4 level.
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.
Terry Blankenship and Rick Fishback won the Angry Pirate Crappie Tournament last Sunday with five crappie weighing 6.87 pounds.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits, jerkbaits and Ned rigs along rocky banks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on Alabama rigs 20 to 25 feet deep halfway back in coves. Crappie: Fair on jigs for fish suspended 10 feet deep over a depth of 25 feet along main lake docks or secondary points.
Water clarity: Muddy in backs of creeks and clear elsewhere. Black bass: Good on Alabama rigs 25 to 30 feet deep in coves and on the main lake. Crappie: Good on jigs 10 feet deep along secondary points.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Stained. Crappie: Slow on jigs. White bass: Slow on spoons and jigs. Walleye: Slow on jigs.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on lipless crankbaits around docks and brush piles. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows 12 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Slow on shad.
Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Fair on jigs along creek channel banks and secondary points. Crappie: Good on jigs 8 feet deep over brush 12 feet deep along secondary points or 20 feet deep along condo docks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on jigs and suspending jerkbaits along wind-blown secondary points and creek channel banks. Crappie: Good on jigs for fish suspended 10 feet deep over brush 20 to 30 feet deep along secondary points.
Water clarity: Muddy on the upper end and stained on the lower end. Black bass: Slow on crankbaits, shaky head worms and football jigs along rocky secondary points. Crappie: Slow on minnows and jigs over brush piles 12 to 15 feet deep.
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.