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 7/25/2017
Lake level is 706.74 Water temp high 80s in the Osage and Pomme.
The crappie bite has picked up some in the hedges and cedars on the main lake flats. Minnows 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. Main Lake flats are holding some very nice crappie as the lake falls and new structure begins to surface, the bite is improving for larger fish. You still need to buy out the minnow store in order to get a good limit, but we are going to have lots of crappie in the 9 inch range next year.
Hybrids have really slowed down since the dam shut off for the week end and will be running only a few hours a day. Most have been taken on large spoons. Please remember this is how I have been fishing for the hybrids. Lots of other folks are using live shad with good results also. Whites have been surfacing very early in the morning feeding on the new hatch of shad. Top water and spoons “ripped” through the water have taken limits in 30 minutes or less….These fish have been in the 1 to 2 pound class with a few small hybrids mixed in.
That’s it for July 25, 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.