Fishing Report as of 08/12/2018
Lake level is 704.91 and water temp 84 in the Osage and Grand. The current water clarity is clear almost everywhere. With the low level of the lake please be careful and know where you are as the tree stumps and gravel bars are not as deep as you think. Several reports of lower units being struck and a couple of boats running aground on the gravel bar at KK Island.
The hybrids have been feeding on shad just at dark. I had checked all the usual places, but they seem to be suspending over deep river channels about 12-18 feet deep. Live shad seem to be the real ticket here, but I still catch them on 3/4oz jigs with 4 inch sassy shad and large spoons. There have been spotted reports of early morning surface action by whites, but this seems to be only on cloudy mornings.
Crappie are still good both on the brush piles and trees. In the clear water near the dam the fish are down 10 to 15 ft while up the rivers fish are being caught 8 to 10 ft down in 10 to 15 feet of water.
I get a lot of calls for walleye fishing guide and since I don’t guide for walleye and I doubt most of the honest guides will tell you the same thing, I finally found a guy that does nothing but walleye fish and he is really good. I have referred several people to him and they have said he is tops. His name is Tony Galant and you can reach him at (816) 365-4351.
That’s it for August 12, 2018 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. Pleased note the addition of a Memorial Tournament News menu item at the top of my site which hopefully I can keep up with. If you know of one, please email me the information where I can link up with it…..Thanks