Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- March 26, 2021
The lake level was 656.0; generation of 30,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) increasing to 40,000 CFS throughout the week for a level of 657.8 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 50 degrees. Truman Lake was at 722.4 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.
Jim and Denise Dill won the Bass World Sports Championship last Thursday and Friday with a two-day total of nine bass weighing 35.41 pounds.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. Paddlefish: Snagging is good.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on suspending jerkbaits along gravel secondary points and pockets. Crappie: Fair on bobber and jig setups and jerkbaits for suspended fish along secondary points.
Water clarity: Clear on the main lake and murky in the backs of creeks. Black bass: Fair suspending jerkbaits along gravel flats. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under docks along secondary points.
Water clarity: Murky to muddy. Fishing is slow.
Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits and jigs along rock transition banks. Crappie: Fair on minnows along dock floats 2 to 4 feet deep over water 8 to 12 feet deep inside main lake points.
Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits and jerkbaits along rocky banks inside main lake points. Crappie: Good on jigs or jig and bobber rigs 1 to 4 feet deep around brush in coves.
Water clarity: Muddy. Black bass: Excellent on crawfish crankbaits and bladed jigs along creek channel bluffs and secondary points. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows 8 feet deep at the ends of docks.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Muddy. Crappie: Good on jigs. White bass and hybrids: Good on jigs. Walleye: Good on jigs.
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.