What a beautiful week. The weather has been perfect here at the lake all week and the weather person is saying it is supposed to hold through the weekend. The holiday is upon us and we are planning for lots of fun things this weekend. Don't forget the fireworks display this Sat. night, Jason and the crew always do an outstanding job so you sure don't want to miss this.
The COE is still running water and the lake is on a slow fall. They have been running about 30,000 cfs through the dam which puts a good current flow on the lake and keeps the fishing good. This week almost all species of fish have been doing good. The lake is down to the level where most forms of structure are in a fish able range. The humps and brush piles are starting to pick up as well as the creek channels and tree rows. With all that it looks like we are in for some good fishing on Truman Lake this fall.
LAKE LEVEL: 714.9
WATER TEMP: 80 deg.
WATER CLARITY: Clear to lightly stained.
CRAPPIE: We are seeing some real nice crappie come in. The tree rows are starting to to pick up..Your looking for 17' of water fishing down about 8' with minnows. Brush piles in 20' of water are also holding fish with the fish holding rite on top of the brush, with the best depth being about 10'-12'.
BASS: The bass bite here on Truman is good now. It is still pretty much point fishing with the secondaries out producing the main lake. Jig and frog and 7" worms seem the best but had a couple reports of mid range crank baits catching some nice fish. The tree rows along the creek channel edges in about 10' to 12' was also productive for suspended fish at about 4'. Crank baits worked the best here.
WHITES & HYBRIDS: The whites and hybrids have been doing good this week.Now most of the humps are holding fish. Spoons seem to be working the best for the whites. Rooster tails and 4" sassy shad are the best for the hybrids. With the amount of bait fish on top the hybrids have been suspending a lot. It is getting to the time of year where these fish should start going shallow and run the flat points.
CATFISH: The jug fishing for catfish has been real good this week . Flats in 15'- 20' fished with cut bait down about 8' has been producing blues of all sizes. Trot lines off the bluff banks in 20' has also been good.with cut bait set about 10'. Rod and reel fishing off the North end of KK Island has also been good with night crawlers in 6' to 8' of water.
WALLEYE: The walleye bite slowed down a little this week. I'm not sure if it is because of the water clarity around the island or there is so many bait fish out there. The humps on the South end of the island should get going soon.
That's it for this week. I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday. If your in the area stop on by Osage Bluff Marina and check us out.
Till next week