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.
Fishing Report as of 6/24/2017
Lake level is 708.85 and falling Water temp high 70s in the Osage and Pomme. Water stained but clearing in the Osage and the Pomme. Flood gates have been closed, and they have stopped generating on a regular basis.
The crappie bite has picked up some in the hedges and cedars on the main lake flats as more and more cover is revealed with the falling water. Minnows on the long pole fished 6 to 15 feet deep depending on the day are the best bet in the trees. The brush piles in 15 to 20 feet of water are also starting to give up some crappie with minnows and bring lots of bait as there are a lot of small crappie to weed thru in most areas. I caught several nice crappie on Swarm Jigs and also the Swarm Jig Bandit. Not real fast action yet and the larger crappie are really thin so I would expect the feed bag to be put on soon.
Whites are being taken on 1/2oz and 3/4oz jigging spoons and minnows, look for them in about 22 to 25 feet of water right on the bottom. Hybrids have really gotten most of my attention this past 10 days. They have been hitting in several areas of the lake on flats and the shallower humps. I have been using a 3/4 oz hybrid jig with a 4 inch sassy shad, either white or green chartreuse, slow on the bottom for the bigger fish. Early and late they have been chasing shad near the surface so a fast retrieve has been the ticket. We ran onto a very large school of hybrids last night and they wouldn’t hit the sassy shad or a small spoon, so we threw them a 1 1/20z spoon with bucktail and they gobbled it up…Just just never know…..
Another issue has come up of people hitting cars and trucks and boat trailers on the various ramp parking lots and not leaving a note. I would like to remind those who do this cowardly deed, that you may get a visit from the Highway Patrol for leaving the scene of an accident and it carries a pretty stiff penalty, so be sure if you hit someone’s vehicle or trailer that you are upright about it and leave a note. It could happen to you and how would you feel?
That’s it for June 24,2017 fishing report…enjoy the lake and Help the other guy when you can.
Regular Rates apply from March 1 thru November 30
A full day on the lake begins about 8 a.m. and ends about 5p.m. for 1 or 2 people $250.00 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. $175.00 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.