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Osage Bluff Fishing Report 9/6/18

What a great holiday weekend. I think there were as many boats on the water as there was the 4th of July, and the weather was perfect. And to make it even better there was a few fish caught. I know this is supposed to signal the end of boating season but lets not forget all the fantastic fall fishing along with the brilliant fall colors. We have another 2 months of fun left on the lake.


How about this Truman is back to normal level at 706. It seems like we have been below normal pool all summer long. The lakes area is getting some much needed rain and hopefully we will get a little rise out of it. I like to see the lake up a little in the fall it seems to enhance the top water bite on the whites and hybrids and the bass.


LAKE LEVEL:             706.2

WATER TEMP:          79 deg.

WATER CLARITY:     Clear to lightly stained.


CRAPPIE: The crappie bite has been fair this week. Brush piles off the points have been the most productive. Piles in 15' to 20' of water fished with minnows right on top the piles has been good. The tree rows on the flats in 8' to 15' of water is also good when fished with a minnow about 7' down. It's still one good fish to a tree and you have to move. I heard of several fish coming off the bluff points in 20' of water down 15' but you still have to do a lot of sorting of little fish.


BASS: Crank baits on the main lake and secondary points seems the best for bass right now. 6' to 10' of water with fish liking the cedar points the best. Also don't be afraid to throw a lizard up on the secondaries, the bass will hit them just as well in the fall as they do the spring. The top water bite is still going in the early am. and on cloudy days. Buzz baits on the wind blown points seems the best..


WHITES & HYBRIDS: We had a nice surprise on the whites and hybrids. Some of these fish moved up on the shallow flat points. It seems a little early for this but they moved up on the wind blown points in 2' of water. Rooster Tails and Rat L Traps turned several limits. The Pommie arm seemed to be the best. Look for flat points with the wind blowing into the point and bait fish working.


CATFISH: The blues are still biting. The edge of the flats next to a channel in 15" of water seems to be the best when fished with cut bait. 6' to 10' has been the depth they like. Jugs and trot likes were the best this week because there was so much boat traffic it was hard to drift fish with a rod and reel. With the cooler temps and the rain forecast for the weekend I look for some of these fish to start moving in the creeks.


WALLEYE: I did here of a couple of good walleye being caught last weekend but here again with the boat traffic it was hard to troll. The fish that were caught  came off the humps around KK Island on deep running crank baits in 12' of water. With the quiet time of this week and the overcast days the walleye should probably pick it up.


We would like to thank all the folks that showed up last weekend for the holiday I think everyone had a good time. With the fall weather in the forecast and all the good fishing starting now's the time to plan a trip to Truman. If we can help you out you can reach us at Osage Bluff Marina 660-438-2939. This fall I will try to post pictures on our face book page so you can see what's going on in the Truman area. You can find us at Osage Bluff Marina on Facebook.


Till next week

   Tommy

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