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 707.06. The water temp 85 in the Osage and Grand. The water is clear in the Grand, colored in the Osage arm above KK Island..
Crappie fishing is in full summer pattern. The crappie are schooling back up on the brush piles and on the flats. Grab a bucket of minnows, fish the brush and trees, clean and eat. Look for them at 8-12 feet deep 14-25 feet of water. Both minnows and jigs are taking fish. Lot of fish in submerged trees in 25 feet of water and in the trees along steep 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 have shown up in several places around the lake. We were catching some nice hybrids on sassy shad and spoons BUT NOW LIVE BAIT is the only thing they seem to hit. Since I don’t use live shad, as I have no place on my boat for a shad tank, I’m drooling over the pictures too. Oh well, my time will be here shortly. Had several good trips on sassy shads and spoons before the hybrids diet changed and it will change again soon.
That’s it for July 8, 2020 fishing report…Please note that until after Labor Day, all Saturday and Sunday trips are morning half day trips only must end no later than noon.… 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.