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Osage Bluff Fishing Report 10/17/19

Just a short report this week as it will be the last one for this year. I would like to thank all the folks that I talk to each week to get information on the other ends of the lake. We don't share the exact spots but the patterns sure do help, THANK YOU. And a big thank you to all the  folks that visited Osage Bluff this year. With all the record flooding we had this year it made for a short season but we still caught a lot of fish and had a lot of fun. The leaves are starting to turn on the lake and it looks like this year will be fantastic. We are seeing lots of deer moving and have seen a few bucks chasing does. It seems a little early to me but mother nature has her own way of doing things. The lake has been dropping nicely with the COE running water about everyday. There is a lot of stained water out there but there is plenty of fishable water. The upper arms are all dirty but as you get closer to the dam the better it gets. LAKE LEVEL:              710.4 WATER TEMP:           65 deg. WATER CLARITY:     Stained to dirty. CRAPPIE: Brush piles are the best in our area off the main lake points in 15' to 18' of water. Either minnows or jigs are working here. Main lake bluff points are also producing crappie now in 18' to 25' of water in the cedars.  Down15' with minnows working the best here. The bridge pillars are also good. BASS: Spinner baits in the backs of the coves on the points are good in 4' of water. Top water in the backs is also working, look for the coves with the wind blowing in. Square bills and a jig and frog are working on the secondary points in 6' to 8' of water. WHITES & HYBRIDS: Same as last week with fish moving up on the wind blown flat points. 1' to 3' of water fished with Rooster Tails is the best. If you are catching small fish keep moving to the next point as the fish in each school seem to run the same size. CATFISH: Jugs on the flats in 15' to 20' of water with baits set about 15' using cut bait has been good this week. Look for flats close to main lake points. Trot lines are doing well off secondary points in the bigger creeks on the end of flat points in 20' of water with cut bait set 12' to 15' down. WALLEYE: No report. Well that's it for this year. The marina will be open until the end of the month. You can contact them at Osage Bluff Marina 660-438-2939 or the motel at 660-438 2891. Till next year    Tommy

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