Since 1985. I have been fishing the waters of Truman Lake, the home of some of the largest hybrids around. Crappie and White Bass inhabit the lake in large numbers. It would be my pleasure to take you on a fun filled day of fishing, or a half-day if you prefer.
I provide a 2011 Nitro 20-ft. boat with a Mercury 200-hp Optimax XS for your safety and ability to search the lake from one end to the other in a timely fashion. The boat is equipped with a two Lowrance Sonars/GPS to assist in finding the fish. I will also provide fishing tackle.
Lake level is 705.51 and Water temp87 in the Osage and Grand. The current water clarity is lightly stained to clear almost everywhere.
The hybrids have been feeding on shad early and late. I had checked all the usual places, but the area near the dam has produced the most fish. Some little whites are mixed in but they should be moving in very shortly. We are just about three weeks behind on the usual showup. Several of the humps are holding fish but not on a regular pattern. As patterns go, these fish above were caught about 1:30 in the afternoon when the sun was high overhead and HOT! Most of our Hybrids and Whites were caught on Sassy Shad with a 3/4oz Hybrid jig and caught several on a large 1 1/2 spoon as the fish were suspending at about 12 feet.
Crappie are still good both on the brush piles and trees. In the clear water near the dam the fish are down 10 to 15 ft while up the rivers fish are being caught 8 to 10 ft down in 10 to 15 feet of water. As the summer pattern goes, be sure to take plenty of minnows as the little fellers get em quick and you have to weed em out for a limit.
I get a lot of calls for walleye fishing guide and since I don’t guide for walleye and I doubt most of the honest guides will tell you the same thing, I finally found a guy that does nothing but walleye fish and he is really good. I have referred several people to him and they have said he is tops. His name is Tony Galant and I think you can reach him at (816) 365-4351.
That’s it for July 15, 2018 fishing report… Help the other guy when you can. I hope that all of you remember your life jacket works better when it is worn. Pleased note the addition of a Memorial Tournament News menu item at the top of my site which hopefully I can keep up with. If you know of one, please email me the information where I can link up with it…..Thanks
Regular Rates apply from March 1 thru November 30, 2018
A full day on the lake begins about 8 a.m. and ends about 5p.m. for 1 or 2 people $300.00 plus gas, oil and bait. Third person charge is $50.00.
Half day on the lake is usually 4 hours for 1 or 2 people. $200.00 plus gas, oil and bait. Third person charge is $50.00.
Tag-A-Long Boats at $50.00 per boat per day with one of the above packages. Please note that I am not responsible for damages to Tag-A-Long Boats or for personal injuries or other losses.