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 2019 Suzuki 250 Four Stroke for your safety and ability to search the lake from one end to the other in a timely fashion. The boat is equipped with Humminbird GPS and Garmin Panoptics livescope to assist in finding the fish. I will also provide fishing tackle, clean and bag your catch.
Lake level is 704.61. The water temp 72 in the Osage and Grand. The water is clear in the Osage and slightly colored to stained in the Grand Arm..
Crappie fishing is somewhat spotty in the mid-lake area. The crappie are moving up on the brush piles and on the bluffs. They really seem to be scattered as we are finding them in 15 ft.. brush piles and 19 foot flats. We are fishing the flats 2 feet off the bottom and sometimes even dragging the minnow on the bottom. Upper lake areas are producing good fish. Looks like the fall feed up is about to begin as the water temperature drops the shad will move to shallows and so will the fish. I think maybe it is time to break out the jigs and start probing the bare bank bluffs.
White Bass have really been on the scope this year with the bigger ones mixed in with the last years hatch. We have had great success this year with 3/4 oz spoons on the very shallow humps. The Dam area has been the prime spot. Small whites have been chasing the small shad on top early and late. If you want the bigger fish you have to get under the breaking fish.
Hybrids are hitting sassy shad and spoons after a long dry spell of just feeding on live shad…at least for me anyway. Electronics are a must right now as they are out in deep water suspended. I haven’t been out late enough to see if they are busting shad at dark…..I sure hope this pattern holds up for awhile until they move shallow for the winter feed up. With the water cooling down, might be a good idea to have a rod rigged with sliders for the windy points.
That’s it for September 18, 2020 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…Thanks, Ole Bob
A full day on the lake begins about 8 a.m. and ends about 5p.m. for 1 or 2 people $300.00 plus fuel.. Third person charge is $50.00.
Half day on the lake is usually 4 hours for 1 or 2 people. $200.00 plus fuel. 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.