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Osage Bluff Fishing Report 5/7/20

Updated: May 14

Another beautiful week in the Ozarks. It makes it a lot easier to say that when the fish are biting. Even with the weather changers we have had this week the fish are holding in there. With the floods of last year and the lack of fishing pressure the quality of fish this year is greatly improved. I've seen more big fish this spring than I saw all year last year.

LAKE LEVEL:          710.93

WATER TEMP:        61 deg

WATER CLARITY:   Stained.


CRAPPIE: There are still fish up on the banks in our area. The afternoon bite finds these fish in 1' to 3' of water. Early in the day it seems they back off in 5' to 8'. Road runners and minnows seem to be working the best. We have been grafing lots of fish in the 12' to 15' range and I'm hoping these are fish still coming in to spawn. Small pee gravel pockets seem to be working the best be it on main lake or in the creeks.


BASS: The bass fishing is good here on Truman. Spinner baits back in the creeks in 1' to 3' of water is producing some good fish. With all the rains the feeder creeks are still pushing lots of feed in and the bass are enjoying it. Secondary points fished with Sinko's  or shakey heads with a big grub in 3' to 5' are holding some nice females wanting to spawn.


WHITES: No report.


CATFISH: Lots of cats hitting now. The jug and trot line fishing is hot. It seems no matter which way you are fishing if you are in 10' of water you will probably catch fish. We have been baiting with perch and gold fish and doing well but I have talked to folks using liver, hearts and cut shad that are doing good as well. The edge of the flats close to the channel edge has been productive along with current breaks off the points.


WALLEYE: No report.


That's it for this week. We still have a couple yearly stalls left to rent so if you are looking you can contact us at Osage Bluff Marina 660-438-2939. The motel is taking reservations now and can be reached at Osage Bluff Motel 660-438-2939.


Till next week

Tommy

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