Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- February 12, 2021
The lake level was 657.8; generation of 13,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 657.8 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 42 degrees. Truman Lake was at 707.3 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.
Water clarity: Muddy on the upper end and stained on the lower end. Fishing is slow.
Water clarity: Muddy in backs of creeks and clear elsewhere. Black bass: Good on Alabama rigs and jerkbaits along windy points and jigs in pockets or bluff ends. Crappie: Good on jigs 25 to 50 feet deep around docks or bobber and jig rigs 3 feet deep in backs of creeks.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Slow on jigs along creek channel banks and secondary points. Crappie: Fair on jigs for fish suspended 10 feet deep over 25 to 50 feet around docks.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Stained. Fishing is slow.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on jigs and Alabama rigs along secondary points and in guts of pockets. Crappie: Fair on jigs 25 feet deep in brush piles around docks.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on Alabama rigs, jigs and jerkbaits in slack water areas.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on Alabama rigs in the guts of pockets 25 feet deep. Crappie: Fair on jigs for fish suspended 10 feet deep over depths of 20 to 50 feet.
Water clarity: Clear. Fishing is slow with ice forming in the coves.
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.