Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- January 8, 2021
John Neporadny Jr., jnoutdoors.com
Lake of the Ozarks.
The lake level was 658.2; generation of 900 to 1,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) throughout the week for a level of 658.2 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 53 degrees. Truman Lake was at 707.3 level.
The Lower Osage is from the dam to the 22-mile mark; Mid-Lake is between the 22 and 38-mile marks; the Upper Osage is between the 38 and the Rt. 65 Bridge.
Cliff Wolf and Cole McFarland won the Angry Pirate Crappie Tournament last Sunday with five crappie weighing 6.27 pounds.
Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on jerkbaits, jigs and Alabama rigs along steep banks and secondary points. Crappie: Fair on jigs and jerkbaits 8 to 15 feet deep around docks and brush piles.
Water clarity: Stained. Fishing is slow for all species.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on jerkbaits, jigs and Alabama rigs along channel banks in creeks. Crappie: Good on jigs and jerkbaits 8 to 12 feet deep around docks halfway back in the creeks.
TRUMAN DAM SPILLWAY
Water clarity: Clear. Crappie: Fair on jigs and minnows. White bass: Slow on spoons. Walleye: Slow on jigs.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on finesse jigs, creature baits and jerkbaits 8 to 10 feet deep along channel banks. Crappie: Good on jig and bobber or stickbaits at mouths of creeks or in backs of creeks 8 feet deep over brush.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on jerkbaits around docks on secondary points. Crappie: Good on bobber and jig 4 to 8 feet deep on the upper end or on jigs 20 feet deep in brush down lake.
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Slow on shaky head worms 3 to 7 feet deep in cove pockets. Crappie: Fair on jigs over brush and around docks 16 to 22 feet deep.
BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY/OSAGE RIVER
Water clarity: Clear. Black bass: Fair on Ned rigs and crankbaits along rocky banks. Just Sayin...RJS
Robert J Samples wrote:
Lake of the Ozarks fishing report- January 8, 2021... (
Hey RJS, at 8:00am this morning,1-13-21, Bull Shoals was running 18424 cfs as a comparison. The lake level is almost the same above sea level as Lake of the Ozarks. As I said in another post, with all 8 generators running full, there are 9 million gallons per minute passing by.
Hard to wade fish in.
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks MO & SW Chicago IL
Thanks for the fishing report. Nice to know the lake info too.
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