Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- June 25, 2021
The lake level was 658.7; generation of 8,200 cubic feet per second (CFS) at the beginning of the week increasing to 10,000 CFS at the end of the week for a level of 659.1 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 87 degrees. Truman Lake was at 707.5 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.
Derek Chance won the Laker Lunker Challenge last Saturday with a 6.21-pound bass.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY / OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Stained. White bass: Good on small swimbaits. Walleye: Slow on jigs and small swimbaits.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on Texas-rigged plastic worms, drop shot rig finesse worms and Carolina-rigged soft plastics 15 to 20 feet deep along main lake points. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits over depths of 20 to 25 feet on main lake points.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on jigs and swimbaits on main lake points. Crappie: Fair trolling crankbaits 14 to 16 feet deep along the main channel.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on plastic worms along main lake points. Crappie: Fair on jigs or minnows 10 to 15 feet deep along main lake docks. White bass and hybrids: Good on topwater plugs, inline spinners and swimbaits along points. Catfish: Good drifting cut sunfish.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Good on crankbaits, swimbaits, jigs and plastic worms 20 feet deep along main lake points. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows 10 to 15 feet deep around brush on flats. White bass and hybrids: Good on topwater plugs, inline spinners and swimbaits along points.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on shaky head worms along secondary points. White bass: Fair trolling crankbaits along points.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Good on Whopper Ploppers, buzz baits, shaky head worms and Texas-rigged plastic worms in coves. Crappie: Fair on minnows 10 to 12 feet deep around docks. Catfish: Good on prepared baits.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Stained. Catfish: Good on cut shad when water is running.
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.