Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- June 11, 2021
The lake level was 659.2; generation of 36,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 659.0 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 76 degrees. Truman Lake was at 715.3 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.
Brett and Beau Govreau won the Angler’s Choice tournament last Sunday with five bass weighing 21.89 pounds.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY / OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. Crappie: Fair on minnows and jigs in the eddies. White bass: Fair on jigs and minnows. Walleye: Slow on minnows.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on Texas-rigged finesse worms, drop shot rig finesse worms and 3/4-ounce jigs 25 to 35 feet deep along main lake points. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits over depths of 18 to 20 feet on main lake bluffs and points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on topwater lures, jigs, wacky-rigged Senkos, shaky head finesse worms in gravel pockets and swimbaits or jigs on main lake points. Crappie: Good shooting jigs under main lake docks.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on jigs, swimbaits, crankbaits and spoons 10 to 20 feet deep on main lake points. Crappie: Fair on jigs or minnows 20 feet deep along bluff ledges. White bass: Good on jigs along main lake points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on crankbaits, swimbaits, jigs and spoons 20 to 25 feet deep along main lake points. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows 10 to 30 feet deep along wave breaks and condo docks. Catfish: Good on jigs, crankbaits and cut shad along main lake points.
Water clarity: Stained on the upper end and clear on the lower end. Black bass: Good on shaky head worms, jigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits on secondary and main points. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows for fish suspended 8 to 12 feet deep over brush 16 to 18 feet deep. Catfish: Fair drifting nightcrawlers.
Water clarity: Murky. Black bass: Good on Whopper Ploppers and shaky head worms along grass edges in pockets. Crappie: Fair on minnows 10 to 12 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Good tightlining cut shad and stink baits.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Stained. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows. White bass and hybrids: Fair on white 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.