Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- June 4, 2021
The lake level was 658.87; generation of 35,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) decreasing to 30,000 CFS during the week for a level of 658.9 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 70 degrees. Truman Lake was at 716.1 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 jigs at the mouths of creeks. Crappie: Fair on minnows in the eddies.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on Texas-rigged finesse worms or drop shot rig finesse worms 25 to 35 feet deep along bluff ledges and bluff points. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits over depths of 30 to 35 feet on the main lake.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on topwater lures, jigs, wacky-rigged Senkos, shaky head finesse worms and crankbaits in gravel pockets and secondary points. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits on the main channel or fishing with jigs around condo docks.
Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Good on jigs and shaky head worms along bluff ends. Crappie: Fair on jigs for fish suspended under docks on the main lake and in larger creeks.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on crankbaits, swimbaits and plastic worms 6 to 20 feet deep along main lake points. Crappie: Good on jigs in brush piles 12 to 18 feet deep. Catfish: Good on jigs and crankbaits along main lake points.
Water clarity: Muddy on the upper end and stained on the lower end. Black bass: Fair on shaky head worms and jigs on secondary points and backs of coves. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows for fish suspended 5 to 6 feet deep over brush 12 to 18 feet deep. Catfish: Slow drifting nightcrawlers.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on topwater poppers in the evenings and shaky head trick worms in brush piles earlier in the day. Crappie: Fair on minnows 10 to 12 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Good tightlining cut shad, prepared baits and nightcrawlers or jug line fishing with goldfish.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Stained. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows. White bass: Good on spoons and jigs. Catfish: Good on cut shad.
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.