And more rain. The good thing is we didn't get as much as areas around us but another 2" was more than we needed right now. The COE has been doing a good job of running water so at least we aren't flooded this year. The lake is up about 8' which is not a bad level and with the flow through the dam it keeps the fish active. The lake had some color to it for the last couple days but it is starting to clear now. The water in our area is looking good for fishing. With that the weatherman is forecasting no rain for the rest of the week and some great temps so it looks like a good time to get out and enjoy mother nature.
LAKE LEVEL: 714.45
WATER TEMP: 75 deg.
WATER CLARITY: Stained to dirty up the rivers.
CRAPPIE: The brush piles on the points have been working the best this week. 20' of water seems to be the best with the fish holding at about 15'. Cedars on the flats are also holding some nice crappie with 20' being the depth and fish holding at about 8'. Minnows are the best right now. There has been a good number of fish come off the bridge pillars this week. 30' of water down about 20' with minnows. Bluff banks in 30' of water close to points is another good area when fished with minnows down about 15'. We are still seeing nice sized crappie come in from all areas of the lake.
BASS: Lots of bass are being caught now. Spinner baits in the grass are producing lots of bites. Secondary points in the creeks fished with square bills is also working. 3' to 5' of water seems the best. There is good top water action going on in the backs of the creeks on buzz baits. The bass bite here on Truman has been exceptional this spring.
WHITES & HYBRIDS: Lots of whites are being caught around KK Island. Spoons seem to work the best but a black and chartreuse crappie jig on a 1/8 oz head has also picked up a lot of fish. The road bed on the North end has been very productive along with the Pommie flats. There were a few nice hybrids caught off the flats on sassy shad on a 1/2 oz head. There were also some hybrids caught on live bait on the flats.
CATFISH: Lots of catfish are coming in now. It doesn't matter how you are fishing for them be it rod and reel, jugs or trot lines they are hitting. Jugs seem to be the best in about 15' of water with cut bait set about 8'. I set lines this week along the edge of flats in 15' to 20' with baits set about 15' which was very productive, had several big fish. I used all perch, I'm having a tough time finding shad now. With the water temp rising I'm hoping the shad will get easier to find.
WALLEYE: The walleye report was slow this week. I don't know if the water color was to dirty or they just didn't want to bite but with the water temp going up and water going through the dam making good currant I look for this bite to start up reel soon.
We have a couple stalls left for the 4th of July holiday so if you need one you can contact us at Osage Bluff Marina 660-438-2329 or for rooms at the motel you can reach them at Osage Bluff Motel 660-438-2891.
Till next week