Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- May 28, 2021
The lake level was 658.3; generation of 35,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 658.2 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 70 degrees. Truman Lake was at 711.4 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.
No tournaments reported last weekend.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY / OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits and jigs in the creeks and mouths of creeks. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows in the eddies. Catfish: Good on shad in the deep holes.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on Texas- and Carolina-rigged plastic worms 15 to 30 feet deep on main lake points. Crappie: Good trolling crankbaits on the main lake.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on topwater lures, jigs, wacky-rigged Senkos and Carolina-rigged plastic lizards in gravel pockets and secondary points. Crappie: Good trolling crankbaits on the main channel.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Stained. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows along points. Catfish: Good on cut shad.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on jigs, topwater baits, wacky-rigged Senkos and Chatterbaits around docks in pockets. Crappie: Good on jigs or minnows 10 feet deep in brush piles and around docks on the main lake.
Water clarity: Clear on the lower end and stained on the upper end. Black bass: Good on crankbaits and swimbaits along main and secondary points. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits on the main channel. Catfish: Good drifting shad on main lake points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on crankbaits, jigs, and shaky head worms on main and secondary points. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows 12 to 18 feet deep in brush. Catfish: Fair drifting nightcrawlers.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on topwater lures early in the day and Carolina-rigged creature baits or plastic lizards later in the day in the coves. Crappie: Good on jigs and minnows in brush 6 to 8 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Good tightlining cut shad or prepared baits.
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.