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late July 2007            

Lake Level:  721 and falling :)
Discharge
:  55,000 cfs  as of time of report,   
Water Temp:  79+  degrees
Water Color:  Osage is heavy stain, KK Island is stained  and here at the marina has lite stain   Pomme is clear
the spawn must of been successful , we are seeing  shad all over the place starting to school up,  the lake level is receeding and the water is warming up   the pommee is clear of almost all floating logs so,  fishing is good ,lake is great,  and we are open  so come on down to see us   the lake still has very light boat traffic   great time to enjoy it


Bass:   Bass are being caught with spinnerbaits in freshly flooded grass.  Cavitrons buzzbait around baitfish,  crankbaits and Evolution jigs in flooded hard woods.onn mainpoints

Crappie:  Crappie are moving to their summer pattern in 20'-50  of water 8-15' down in cedars and hard woods , try existing flooded tree lines.  Minnows, jigs, and 1/4 oz spoons.  mainlake points anywhere from here and up the pommee  is hot rite now  with big fish

 Walleye:   Use a spoon or crankbait on gravel points, pea gravel banks, flooded boat ramp's and roads near channel drop offs and near rock bluff ends.  Prime spots are danger buoys and cut at KK island. minnows and night crawlers drifting with bottom bouncers in 10 foot +,-on flat gravel points .

White bass/hybrids: With the water falling and the amount of water they are releasing the shad are really surfacing and fry are about an inch to two long.  Don't forget to mach the hatch with lure size. Small topwaters=zara puppy,small poppers,jerk baits.  Don't forget the humps around kk island. the kk cut through on the north end of the island is hot for whites and some hydrids too

Catfish: ,15-30 foot of water using shad sides . drifting   or jugs and trout line using shad and pearch  at the mouths of the big coves near the channel  

"Remember the limit on cat fish changed from 10  to 5 fish for the daily limit"

 

Special thanks to all the friends family members and employees that made our july 7th celebration a success.   And a big thanks you to the band SUGAR BUSH  for a awesome performance.


Until next time  (whenever that may be )  good luck and take care out
there on the lake ,most of all have   FUN !!!


Jason Reynolds
Osage Bluff Marina
www.osagebluff.com

 

 

 

July 2007               Note:  Right now we are the only marina on the lake that you can get to by land.  We also have an accessible boat launch.

Lake Level:  727 and falling :)
Discharge
:  55,000 cfs  as of time of report,   
Water Temp:  77 + degrees
Water Color:  Osage is muddy, KK Island is dirty  and here at the marina has stain   Pomme is lightly stained
the spawn must of been successful , we are seeing  shad all over the place starting to school up,

 
Bass:   Bass are being caught with spinnerbaits in freshly flooded grass.  Cavitrons buzzbait around baitfish,  Jigging spoons and Evolution jigs in flooded hard woods.

Crappie:  Crappie are moving to their summer pattern in 20'-60'  of water 8-15' down in cedars and hard woods , try existing flooded tree lines.  Minnows, jigs, and 1/4 oz spoons.  

 Walleye:   Use a spoon or crankbait on gravel points, pea gravel banks, flooded boat ramp's and roads near channel drop offs and near rock bluff ends.  Prime spots are danger buoys and cut at KK island. minnows and night crawlers drifting with bottom bouncers in 10 foot +,-on flat gravel points .

White bass/hybrids: With the water rising and the amount of water they are releasing the shad are really surfacing and fry are about an inch to two long.  Don't forget to mach the hatch with lure size. Small topwaters=zara puppy,small poppers,jerk baits.  Don't forget the humps around kk island.

Catfish: 
 Try fishing around the driftwoods and log jams past mile long bridge drifting in hogles creek and fairfield ,15-30 foot of water using shad sides . 

"Remember the limit on cat fish changed from 10  to 5 fish for the daily limit"

 

Special thanks to all the friends family members and employees that made our july 7th celebration a success.   And a big thanks you to the band SUGAR BUSH  for a awesome performance.


Until next time  (whenever that may be )  good luck and take care out
there on the lake


Jason Reynolds
Osage Bluff Marina
www.osagebluff.com

 

June 2007

Lake Level:  710    and falling :)

Discharge:  35,000 cfs  as of time of report,   
Water Temp:  78 + degrees
Water Color:  Osage is muddy, KK Island is dirty  and here at the marina has stain   Pomme is lightly stained
the spawn must of been successful , we are seeing  shad all over the place  just not in schools yet so the fish are scatted but biting pretty good  


Bass:   Bass are being caught with crankbaits on the main lake points and jigs and Bushhogs around the timbered points. buzzbaits and Highrollers are catching some early in the day   .  the fish are going to summer patterns  away from post spawn  seeing fish being caught on carolina rigs  and senkos

Crappie:  Crappie are moving to their summer pattern in 15-35 foot of water off the side or near the channel 10-20 ft deep.  Some fish holding on the main lake points with timber.  Minnows are working best  and I found that jigging a chrome 1/4 spoon in the cedars was costly but effective on big crappie in 22 foot of water on the bottom

 

Walleye:  Use a spoon or crankbait on gravel points near channel drop offs.  Prime spots are danger buoys and cut at KK island. minnows and night crawlers drifting with bottom bouncers in 10 foot +,-on flat gravel points .

White bass/hybrids: with the water getting back to normal  the fish are starting to show up on the surface  but its scattered being as the shad are tiny and not schooled up yet .don't forget to mach the hatch with lure size !

Catfish:  flatheads are near river channel  using perch or goldfish . the blue cats are in spawn now  but many 5 lbs fish are being caught 10-15 foot drifting cut shad

remember the limit on cat fish changed from 10   to 5 fish for the daily limit


Until next time  (whenever that may be )  good luck and take care out
there on the lake


Jason Reynolds
Osage Bluff Marina
www.osagebluff.com
 

 

 

May 20 2007

Lake Level:  721.79    and falling :)

Discharge:  35,000 cfs  as of time of report,   
Water Temp:  75 degrees
Water Color:  Osage is muddy, KK Island is dirty  and here at the marina has color   Pomme is lightly stained
the spawn must of been successful , we are seeing schools of fry showing up this week  


Bass:   Bass are being caught with crankbaits on the main lake points and jigs and Bushhogs around the timbered points.  try fishing the old grass line .    Buzzbaits and topwater, buzzbaits and Highrollers are catching some early in the day in the grass.   Not seeing many big fish after spawn  most are skinny rite now

Crappie:  Crappie are moving to their summer pattern in 25-60 foot of water off the side or near the channel 10-20 ft deep.  Some fish holding on the main lake points with timber.  Minnows are working best  and I found that jigging a chrome spoon in the cedars was costly but effective on big crappie in 22 foot of water on the bottom

 

Walleye:  Use a spoon or crankbait on gravel points near channel drop offs.  Prime spots are danger buoys and cut at KK island. minnows and night crawlers drifting with bottom bouncers in 10 foot +,-on flat gravel points .

White bass/hybrids:  The white bass are on the flats and southern humps in 12-17 foot of water,  some nice fish 2-3 pounds on average being caught. 1/2 oz jigging spoon is the best lure to use as always.  Schools of hybrids are mixed in with the whites you  just have to locate and try to keep up with a school.   the channel swings in the Pomme and the Osage and the cut at KK Island, will be holding fish  as long as they are pulling water from the lake  the weir should be good too 

Catfish:  flatheads are near river channel  using perch or goldfish .  channel cat are everywhere and catching on anything   leeches are a great bait .  blue cat   jugs in 60 foot of water fishing down only 2 -6 foot ,rod and reel fishing is good  not many  big boys rite now  but plenty of eaters being caught 25-40 of water drifting with shad ,   cat fish are pre-spawn  for another week or so  then they will go on the bed during june

remember the limit on cat fish changed from 10   to 5 fish for the daily limit


Until next time  (whenever that may be )  good luck and take care out
there on the lake


Jason Reynolds
Osage Bluff Marina
www.osagebluff.com
 

 

 

The Crappie are on!!!!!

You have been alerted by Jason.

Fishing report as of : May 15th, 2007

Good Luck...

Lake Level : 720.3 Discharging 14,000cfs
Lake Temperature : 75  Degrees at the dam 76 here and up to 78 in the backs of coves
Lake Color : Dirty, Osage is muddy with  floaters, Pommee is in good shape with some trash in the water
 
 
Bass :  The high water is changing the patterns tremendously on Truman Lake. Spawing fish are history with most bass being caught on main lake points and ends of the bluffs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
Crappie : High water levels have pushed the crappie off the banks to 10-15 foot depths suspended on large trees. Minnows are the best bet at this time.
 
Walleye : they should be all over spawning  and going back home  stating to see a few keeper size show up  on a minnow while crappie fishing on the gravel points around cedars  u should be able to start using a crankbait or rattle trap on the gravel points very soon
 
Whites and Hybrids : I heard of a few on the Ozarks at the mouth of the creek where the wind was blowing    I haven't heard of any pattern on Truman yet   so if you have one let me hear it .  1 or 2  while crappie fishing on minnows being reported
 
Catfish :  30 feet of water, main lake points, cut bait, shallow water (2-4 feet) on sunny days in the grass with a mud bottom
 
"Even if you've been fishing for three hours
and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn,
you're still better off than the worm."
 
As most of you know we have had a long winter with all the damage and a longer spring trying to get put back together  we have came a long way since Jan  we still have some to go but we are open and hopefully by mid of April weather permitting we will be wrapping it up  . With all the construction we have created a mess so please excuse it and be mindful there are areas that are work zones so please stay out of harms way   sorry if there are any inconveniences in our repairs  but it will be bigger and better than before thanks
Jason Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing report as of : April 14th, 2007

Good Luck...

Lake Level : 707.54 Discharging 2,960 cfs
Lake Temperature : 51.8 Degrees
Lake Color : Dirty, Kinda Muddy Upstream
 
Bass :  Suspended in the creek channel sides of the coves out a few feet from the steep banks, suspended in 3-8 foot of water using rattle traps, swimming jigs, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits.
    Several skilled tournament fisherpeople caught numerous decent sized bass in the inclement weather conditions.
Crappie : With the colder water temperatures, some crappie are suspended off the bluff near the mouth of coves, 8-15 deep in 40 foot of water. catching some on the flats with timber in the coves, 12 foot deep, using jigs and minnows.
 
Walleye : they should be up stream finishing spawn  and below the dam
 
Whites and Hybrids : I heard of a few on the Ozarks at the mouth of the creek where the wind was blowing    I haven't heard of any pattern on Truman yet   so if u have one let me hear it .
 
Catfish :  30 feet of water, main lake points, cut bait, shallow water (2-4 feet) on sunny days.
 
"Even if you've been fishing for three hours
and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn,
you're still better off than the worm."
 
As most of you know we have had a long winter with all the damage and a longer spring trying to get put back together  we have came a long way since Jan  we still have some to go but we are open and hopefully by mid of April weather permitting we will be wrapping it up  . With all the construction we have created a mess so please excuse it and be mindful there are areas that are work zones so please stay out of harms way   sorry if there are any inconveniences in our repairs  but it will be bigger and better than before thanks
Jason Reynolds

 

 

 


 

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March 31st, 2007

lake level :   707.51
lake temp : 59
lake color : stained   the upper arms are dirty
 
bass :  has been fair to good depending on the weather jigs 6 foot of water spinnerbaits in the coves and back of pockets and rouges on the flats around cedars  but that bite is slowing down
 
crappie : have been good all spring so far  lots of nice fish  and not many small ones  jigs in 8-12 foot of water in the brush minnows are starting to work well in the last few days .    I have had many people tell me the males are moving in to the banks  way up stream  like sparrow foot and brushy creek  , the water is warming up quick and the fish are putting on weight for spawn   , it will still be a couple of weeks yet until spawn starts around here  and it should last 2-3 weeks depending on mother nature
 
walleye : they should be up stream finishing spawn  and below the dam
 
whites and hybrids : I heard of a few on the Ozarks at the mouth of the creek where the wind was blowing    I haven't heard of any pattern on Truman yet   so if u have one let me hear it .
 
catfish : blue cats   cut shad  2-4 foot of water on the mud flats and flooded grass
 
As most of you know we have had a long winter with all the damage and a longer spring trying to get put back together  we have came a long way since Jan  we still have some to go but we are open and hopefully by mid of April weather permitting we will be wrapping it up  . With all the construction we have created a mess so please excuse it and be mindful there are areas that are work zones so please stay out of harms way   sorry if there are any inconveniences in our repairs  but it will be bigger and better than before thanks
Jason Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 8 ,2006

Lake Level:  704.5

Discharge:  0 cfs  as of time of report,   
Water Temp: 69  degrees
Water Color:  Osage is stained, KK Island is stained but nice  and here at the marina it is stained   Pomme is clean
 Lots of  schools of bait fish   everywhere .! moving in to the coves   .   the lake  has turned over  and cleaning up nice   the fish have been picking up  everyday


Bass:   Bass are being caught with crankbaits on the secondary points and tubes around the timbered points.   Most fish are being caught on spinnerbaits in the mouths of coves   Buzzbaits and topwater are catching some early in the day.   

Crappie: some  being found in 30-35 foot water  down about 10-12    , minnows on the bridge piers working to .  I've been finding some in 10-12 foot of water  in the brush  down 6-8    using jigs    of the late afternoon  seeing some fish move up  next to the shore in 3 foot of water  on the gravel banks  using jigs and roadrunners

 
  Click on image to see full size picture.

 

Look at this enormous 3.4 lb crappie caught by Calvin Douglass this season.
 

Walleye:  Use a spoon on gravel points   Crankbait and rattletraps in same areas in 2-6 foot of water

White bass/hybrids:  some white and hybrids still on the humps  at kk island in 15 foot of water using a spoon .  many small white are on the wind blown gravel points using rattel traps and rooster tails in  2-6 foot of water in the mouths of coves

Catfish:   blues are in 30-35 foot of water  on the flats  using cut shad .


Until next time  (whenever that may be )  good luck and take care out
there on the lake


Jason Reynolds
Osage Bluff Marina
www.osagebluff.com
 

 


Aug 1 ,2006

Lake Level:  705.5

Discharge:  0 cfs  as of time of report,   
Water Temp:  87 degrees
Water Color:  Osage is stained, KK Island is stained but nice  and here at the marina it is stained   Pomme is clean
 Lots of f schools of bait fish   everywhere .


Bass:   Bass are being caught with crankbaits on the main lake points and jigs around the timbered points.   Most fish are being caught on  big worms, tubes, wacky worms, and carolina rigs near the drop offs of the channel or bluffs in 15 foot of water or so.   Buzzbaits and topwater are catching some early in the day.   Not seeing many big fish caught. 

Crappie:  Crappie are on their summer pattern in 25-40 foot of water off the side or near the channel 17-20 ft deep.  Some fish holding on the main lake points with timber.  Minnows are working best  and I found that jigging a chrome spoon in the cedars was costly but effective on big crappie in 22 foot of water on the bottom

 
  Click on image to see full size picture.

 

Look at this enormous 3.4 lb crappie caught by Calvin Douglass this season.
 

Walleye:  Use a spoon on gravel points near channel drop offs.  Prime spots are danger buoys and cut at KK island.  Crankbait and rattletraps in same areas are picking up a few.

White bass/hybrids:  The white bass are on the flats and southern humps in 12-17 foot of water,  some nice fish 2-3 pounds on average being caught. 1/2 oz jigging spoon is the best lure to use as always.  Schools of hybrids are mixed in with the whites you  just have to locate and try to keep up with a school.  some have been seen surfacing of an evening at the channel swings in the Pomme and the Osage and the cut at KK Island, some nice hybrids starting to show up  there has been some top water action with the warming water. Match the bait size with your lures.

Catfish:   Some nice big blues being caught on trout lines 10-15 foot down on the flats using goldfish and cut bait.  An abundance of fish are being caught in 20-22 foot of water using cut shad drifting KK flats but no real big ones. Please keep in mind the cat fish rules have changed this year and you are allowed 5 instead of 10.


Until next time  (whenever that may be )  good luck and take care out
there on the lake


Jason Reynolds
Osage Bluff Marina
www.osagebluff.com
 


 

  Click on image to see full size picture.

 

Look at this enormous 3.4 lb crappie caught by Calvin Douglass this season.