Osage Bluff Fishing Report 10/1/20
What a great day for the First of October. Hopefully the rest of the month will be the same. This will be my last fishing report as of Sunday Oct 4th I will be retiring. My bucket list has gotten so full that I'm going to have to get started on it. I would like to thank all the folks that have helped me out with these fishing reports over the years. There are to many to name but with out your input I couldn't have done it. Thank You. And to all the folks I have met in the last 37 years its been a great ride. Thank You.
LAKE LEVEL: 704.31
WATER TEMP: 71 deg.
WATER CLARITY: Clear to lightly stained.
CRAPPIE: The crappie fishing is the same as last week. It looks like some fish could be starting to move to the points of the creeks with the water temp dropping. Brush piles fished with minnows on the points has been producing some fish. 15' to 18' seems to be the best depth. There has also been some fish caught on the flats in 15' on minnows. Tree rows fished with minnows down about 10' has been working. The bluff points are also holding some fish in 20' + water with fish down 12' to 15'.
BASS: The buzz bait bite is working in the backs of the creeks in 4' to 6' of water.along the ditches. A big bladed spinner bait will also work in the way backs. Look for shad to find the most productive areas. Crank baits on the points are also working. 6' to 8' of water with medium runners. Secondary points fished with creature baits around lay downs are also good.
WHITES & HYBRIDS: The white bass fishing is starting to heat up. Under water ridges in 13' to 15' are holding fish. Jigging spoons are working the best here. There are still fish surfacing chasing shad in the evenings. There has been several nice hybrids caught. Sassy shad on a 1/2 oz. head has been the best bait. With the water temp starting to fall it's time to start checking the wind blown main lake pockets.with Rooster Tails. Remember you can't fish to shallow. Look for pockets with the shad flipping. This is the time of the year it gets fun.
CATFISH: There are lots of big blues being caught now. The fall jug fishing has started. Cut bait is the best. 15' to 20' with baits set 8' to 10' has been vary productive. It's time to start setting jugs going back in the creek channels. Fish the breaks off the end of the flats next to the channel. Trot lines set on the points going in the creeks are also good.Cut shad or perch are best in 15' to 20' of water.down 8' to 10'.
WALLEYE: The best walleye fishing is still trolling Flicker Shad on the humps. 10' to 12' seems the best depth. Saddles along the edge of the humps in 15' to 18' fished with crawler rigs or spoons will also work.
If we can help you out here at Osage Bluff you can reach the marina at 660-438-2939 or Osage bluff Motet at 660-438-2891. There is lots of good fall fishing to come so come enjoy it with us here at Osage Bluff Marina.
Instead of till next week I'll leave you with
See you on the water