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Osage Bluff Fishing Report 4/30/20

Lots of rain and cool weather the last few days has slowed the fishing a little. The lake has been on a rise but from what I can tell it may level out today. The fish are sill spawning so the fish cleaning stations are still busy. On the down side the mushrooms ave slowed up, I hope we will have a few more pop up this week. The weather forecast looks good for the weekend so it might be a good time to do your social distancing on the lake.


LAKE LEVEL:             711.38

WATER TEMP:           60 deg.

WATER CLARITY:      Stained


CRAPPIE: The crappie in our area are still spawning. They are in 1' to 6' of water in the pockets in the creeks. Jigs or minnows are working. I have had the best luck using rod runners. We did have a couple spawned out females but from what I can see there are a lot more fish coming to the banks everyday. This year we are seeing lots of big fish come in.


BASS: The bass fishing is good here on Truman. Secondary points in the creeks are hot. Shakey heads and sinko's are working in 3' to 6' of water. Spinner baits are working in the back ends of the creeks in 3' of water. Square billed crank baits are also working on the points in3' to 5' of water.


WHITES: No report.


CATFISH: Jugs are working well on the flats in 8' to 10' of water with cut bait working the best. Trot lines off the points set in 10' to 15' with baits set about 8' are producing some good fish. Here again cut bait is the best. Work the current breaks foe the better fish.


WALLEYE: No report.


With the stay at home order going away next week we are taking reservations for boat stalls and motel rooms. For stalls you can call Osage Bluff Marina at 660-438-2939 and for rooms Osage Bluff Motel at 660-438-2891.We are looking forward to getting things back to normal and having some great fishing this summer.


Till next week,

Tommy

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