Osage Bluff Fishing Report 10/3/19
With the nice little rain shower we had last week (4") the lake has come up a little but from what I can see it looks like the COE caught up with it yesterday and it has started to drop a little. If there is a good side to it that would be they are still running water through the dam keeping the fish in feeding mode. The down side is that the rain dirtied up the water in a lot of areas. The best thing if coming to the lake this week is to call and check on water color. Around the marina here the water is in good shape. Pommie is settling out nicely but there is still some dirty water coming in the back of Little Pom. The Osage has a lot of color to it along with the upper Grand.
I have been noticing that the trees are starting to get lighter now with a little more yellow and some red starting to show. With all the moisture we have had this summer it should be one of the prettiest falls we have had in a while. I have been seeing more turkeys out and about now and lots of deer. Fall turkey season opened the 1st. so it's time to start getting out and enjoying mother nature. We are still waiting for a break in the temp to get out and do some bow hunting but when its 90 deg its really hard to sit in a tree. I guess that means we will have to fish for a couple more weeks.
LAKE LEVEL: 709.5
WATER TEMP: 76 deg.
WATER CLARITY: Heavy Stain.
CRAPPIE: With the off colored water the crappie fishing has been a little off this week. The best thing right now is to find the cleanest water you can and fish it. As I mentioned earlier the water in Pom is not that bad. The tree rows on the f;lats in 10' - 15' of water are working with cedars being the best. The bridge pillars are also working but you have to sort through some little fish. Brush piles off the main lake points in 20' have also produced some fish this week. The best piles seem to be in 16' to 20' of water. Minnows are by far out producing jigs right now.
BASS: Points are the best pattern going now with secondary points doing a little better than main lake. The first two secondaries inside the mouth of a creek are the best.. Square bills in Tenn. shad color and a jig and frog in 6' to 8' has been good. Timbered flats 1/2 way back in the creeks in 4' to 6' of water are holding some top water fish with buzz baits working early and late and on cloudy days.
WHITES & HYBRIDS: The whites have started to pull up on the main lake flat points. Last weekend we saw several limits of nice fish come in. Look for flat points next to small pockets with the wind blowing in. Rooster Tails are working the best in 1' to 3' of water and remember you can't fish to shallow. There are also some spoon fish on the humps in 15' of water. KK and O-3 are worth stopping at.
CATFISH: The cat fishing here on Truman is good. Lines set along the edge of creek channels inside the bigger creeks are producing some nice blues.. 15' to 20' has been the best depth with baits set 5' to 10' down. Jugs on the flats set as shallow as 8' are also good. Either cut or live bait is working and for me I prefer live. With this cooler weather coming in I look for the water temp to start dropping and an going to run some flat head lines along the bluffs. 20' to 25' of water with live perch set deep. Will let you know.
That's it for this week. You can contact us here at Osage Bluff Marina at 660-438-2939 or Osage Bluff Motel at 660-438-2891.
Till next week