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Osage Bluff Fishing Report 9/13/19

It's getting that time of the year when things are really going to start happening in the lakes area. We are about 1/2 way through September which means it won't be but a little bit and the fish are going to start their winter feed up. The weather person is calling for a little rain over night Fri. then clearing out for the weekend making great for fishing. Archery season is opening up Sunday Sept. 15 so lets hope for a little cooler weather to come in. There are tones of acorns falling now so the deer have plenty of good feed on the ground. As I have mentioned before I think the deer herd around the lakes area is way up this year. I have seen lots of fawns all summer in my travels along with some nice bucks. And then there is the other thing the dreaded fall mushroom. With all the moisture we had this summer they should be everywhere.

LAKE LEVEL:               715.22

WATER TEMP:              79 deg.

WATER CLARITY:         Light stain to heavy stain in the upper ends.

CRAPPIE: There is a good crappie bite on Truman now. Cedars on the flats in 15' to 17' of water has been producing good fish down about 10' on minnows. Tree rows across the mouths of the coves are holding fish. These fish have been as shallow as 8' and as deep as 20'. It seems like there holding depth is about 7'. On bright sunny days the bridge pillars are holding fish but you have to weed through the little guys.

BASS: The bass are about the same as they have been for the last couple weeks. Secondary points in the creeks in about 10' of water is the # 1 pattern. 7 1/2" worms and square bills are the top baits.Big trees on creek channel bends are starting to hold suspended fish. A do nothing worm fished about 6' down in the tree tops will net some nice fish but here again you have to weed through the little guys. 

WHITES & HYBRIDS: KK Island seems to be the hot spot for whites. The humps on the South end are holding some nice whites. Evening are the best with 1/2 oz spoons in 12' to 16' of water. I did have a good report on whites up on the Pommie flats this week. There has also been some fish surfacing there with Rooster Tails working the best. You also might want to check the humps in the Fairfield area.

CATFISH: The cats are the same as last week. Jugs on the flats in 10' to 15' of water with baits set about 8', Cut bait is the best. Trot lines set along the bluff banks close to channel swings in 15' + with baits set about 8' is producing good blues. Rod and reel fishing on the flats around KK Island is good when fished with cut bait or crawlers.

WALLEYE: Check all the humps in 15' of water with deep running crank baits. Also the saddles next to the humps with a spoon or a crawler rig in 15' of water. With cooler weather around the corner and a good current flow through the dam I am looking for the walleye to turn on.


With the good fall weather on the way its a great time to come to Osage Bluff Marina for some super fall fishing. If we can help you with anything you can contact us at Osage Bluff Marina 660-438-2939 or the Motel at 660-438-2891.

Till next week


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