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 a GPS, Garmin Panoptics livescope and a Humminbird 360 to assist in finding the fish. I will also provide fishing tackle.
Lake level is 709.06 . The water temp 45 in the Osage and Grand. The water is clear to stained. I want to Wish all my friends, clients, and most of all my Family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Fishing has begun to get better as the water starts to fall once again with some nice crappie being taken in 12 to 18 feet of water 6 inches to a foot off the bottom using a 1/4oz short shank jig with a Swarmjig body. Either black and Chartreuse or white and chartreuse working slowly along the bare bank bluffs. Many of the crappie caught have those genetically deformed tail. Some have been so big they won’t fit to measure but are only 8 1/2 inches long. Looks like jail bait to me. The crappie are definitely in winter mode and just loaded with shad and still eating.
The days are getting shorter, so the eating habits are going to change also. Early morning and late afternoon seem to be great feeding times. Also the shad are starting to group into large bands easily seen on your sonar, side or down scope.
I purchased my Christmas present, to me for me from me at Cody’s Bait and Tackle shop yesterday. A Striker Flotation set of Bibs and Parka. Winter fishing this year, . They are less than I expected in price and more than I expected in quality. Going to make a good run today and see how they do as far as warmth and keeping the wind off. I can now report great heat retention and when the rain came on Thanksgiving Day it just ran off. If you fish by yourself these are a must have as you can attach a nylon rope to a D ring to pull yourself back to the boat. yah yah I know, but we have lost too many anglers young and old like because of “it won’t happen to me” syndrome…
That’s it for December 9, 2019 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.
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.