Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- February 26, 2021
The lake level was 652.9; generation of 6,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) at beginning of the week down to 3,500 CFS at the end of the week for a level of 652.9 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 41 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.
No tournaments reported last weekend.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. River is ice-free but fishing is slow for all species.
Water clarity: Clear. Main lake is thawing but coves are ice covered. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows at Alhonna Resort’s enclosed fishing dock.
Water clarity: Stained in backs of creeks and clear elsewhere. Spots on the main lake are thawed but coves and creeks are ice-covered.
Water clarity: Clear. Ice-covered on the main lake and in coves.
Water clarity: Stained. Main lake and coves are ice-covered. Crappie: Slow on jigs and minnows in the enclosed fishing docks at some resorts.
Water clarity: Clear. Main lake and coves are ice-covered.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Stained. Spillway is ice-free but fishing is slow.
Water clarity: Stained. Main lake and coves covered in ice.
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.