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Osage Bluff Fishing Report 6/20/19

I know it's been a couple weeks since I have had a report but as the world knows Truman has been flooded and there has been basically no access to anything on the lake. Well this is starting to change a little. The water is still vary high but is receding slowly. I’ve been doing this for 36 years and have gone through all the other floods and catastrophes on Truman and this one has been a little different. The flood of 86 was not publicized near as much but with the social media of today's world we should probably expect what we have. So with this I will not so much do a fishing report but try to update you on what is going on.


The COE has put barricades across the road coming into Osage Bluff just below the campground where the water went across the road. With the lake dropping the road is now clear of water and according to the COE the barricades  are going to be removed Friday 6/21/19 which means we will be able to get in. The guys have been cleaning up debris all week as the water drops so we are planning on being at the marina this weekend. Like I said earlier there is still lots of water but everything should be accessible.


LAKE LEVEL:               734.68

WATER TEMP:           78 deg.

WATER CLARITY:       Stained to muddy.


A word of caution there are lots of floaters out there some on top and some just under the surface. Craig and I hit a couple dandy’s this week so you need to pay lots more attention where you are running. With the COE running 50,000 cfs these  will continue to go towards the dam.


CRAPPIE: There are a few fish being caught but with this much water they are really scattered out. They seem to be holding about 8’ down. Look for trees with no leaves that are starting to pop out. Spider rigging and drift fishing are also producing a few fish in the creek channels.


BASS: No Report.


WHITES & HYBRIDS: This bite is not to bad rite now. Look for hard surfaces like parking lots or boat ramps or road beds. Jigging spoons and Sassy shad are the best.


CATFISH: These fish are good. I think the blues are spawning but we has still had good luck using gold fish in the pockets in the creeks. 15’ has been the best depth for us. The flat heads seem to be holding on the current breaks around the points. Here again goldfish worked the best for us.


WALLEYE: No report.


That’s it for this week. I will keep you updated every week from here on out. We are taking reservations for boat stalls at Osage Bluff Marina 660-438-2939 and for rooms at Osage Bluff Motel at 660-438-2891. By next week I should have the info on what’s going on the July 4th holiday.


Till next week

   Tommy

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