Lake level is 705.97 with the surface temperature at 45 warming in the afternoons to 48 in the Osage area near the dam.
Crappie fishing is starting to look up in the mid-lake area. The crappie are moving off the brush piles and onto the bluffs about 19-22 feet deep a foot off the bottom. Upper lake areas are producing good fish. Looks like the winter pattern is about to begin as the water temperature drops the shad will move to deeper water and so will the fish. I used 1/4oz white jig with a Swarmjig white/chartreuse body to catch some really nice crappie. This past week with the really nice weather the little crappie really moved in and took over. It has been difficult to catch those 10-13 inchers in the mid lake area but if you’re patient and weed through them the biggins will get a chance at your lure.
White Bass and Hybrids have fallen off my scope for the year but every now and then a white will hit a crappie jig on the bluffs. Also those Walleyes are starting to show up on the bluff points.
With the marinas being closed, please keep and eye out for stranded boaters and it might be a good idea for boaters to have something bright colored to use to get the attention of passing boaters. Battery failures can sure ruin your day on the lake….
That’s it for December 11,, 2020 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…
Thanks, Ole Bob