We had a pretty good thunder storm push through the lakes area last night. Lots of rain and a really good fire works show.. Rite now there is lots of water coming in the creeks and has dirtied up the backs of the creeks. I'm guessing it will take a couple days for this to clear out. The good news is the main lake is still in good shape and for now that in where most of the action is. The lake is on a good rise now and the COE is running a good flow through the dam so there is lots of current which always makes the fish more active. The weather person is calling for a great weekend with no rain and warm temps so what better time to come to Truman and enjoy some good fishing.
LAKE LEVEL: 713.6
WATER TEMP: 72 deg.
WATER CLARITY: Stained.
CRAPPIE: The crappie are on the summer pattern now and starting to feed back up after the spawn. With all the weather and water conditions we had during the spawn I think it will be as good as last years spawn during the flood that's just me thinking. Right now the brush piles are good. Look in 20' of water right on top the piles with minnows. Drift fishing in the creeks along the edge of the channels is also good with minnows.The bluffs are holding fish in 20' to 25' of water down 12' to 15'. Minnows and jigs are working here.
BASS: With the full moon on Fri. I look for the bass to be spawning hard. This spring here on Truman the bass have been doing extremely well with lots of good sized fish being caught. Last years flood and the lack of fishing pressure has really helped this years fishing. 45 deg banks in the creeks are good when fished with Sinko's, lizards and brush hogs. 3' to 5' seems to be the best depth. Square bills on the secondary point are also good. With the rise we are having the top water bite should get hot in the wet weather branches and backs of the creeks.
WHITES & HYBRIDS: The white bass are turned on now with the water conditions we have. With the COE running water everyday the humps in 15' to 20' are producing lots of whites on jigging spoons and jigs. Also road beds are starting to put out some fish. There were a few nice hybrids taken last week either trolling deep running crank baits or throwing sassy shad. Live bait worked fairly well on the Pommie Flats for some nice hybrids.
CATFISH: As always the cat fishing is hot here on Truman. Jug and rod and reel fishing on the flats is producing some good blues. Cut bait and perch are the best baits for blues. Trot lines are good in 15' to 20' along the bluff banks with live bait set about 12' for flat head. Also points with a good current break are working for blues.
WALLEYE: The walleye fishing slowed down a little last weekend. There were a few fish caught around KK Island trolling deep running crank baits. It's getting time to get the crawler rigs out and start hitting the humps in 12' to 15' of water. Jigging spoons in the saddles after the sun gets high is another thing to look at.
We still have a few stalls left for the July 4th weekend so if you are interested you can contact us at Osage Bluff Marina 660-438-2939 or for rooms the motel at 660-438-2891. It's only a month away and I'm sure they will fill up fast. That's it for this week.
Till next week