Fishing Report as of 07/22/2020
Lake level is 705.49. The water temp 85 in the Osage and Grand. The water is clear in the Grand and slightly colored 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. Many of the well known flats are on fire right now. Big crappie are hiding in 10 foot of water on the shady side of stumps.
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 been pretty slow the past couple of weeks in the main lake area. Even the live bait fishermen are having a hard time.
That’s it for July 20, 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