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Weekly Bass Report December 24, 2020 Lake of the Ozarks

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Report by Steve Wilson – Bassfactory Instructional Fishing Trips. Contact at

Merry Christmas!!! The bass fishing here at Lake of the Ozarks has been good the last few days. Bass are feeding up in front of the cold temperatures expected Christmas Eve morning.


Lake level: 658.66 minimum generation scheduled for the next few days.            Truman lake level: 705.93


Water temperature: low 40s to 50 degrees


Dam and Gravois: Clear to stained. The lower end is pretty clear. The stained water is up the Gravois. You can still catch a few big bass on a spinnerbait up against the channel rocks. The big gizzard shad are still on the rocks. The big bladed spinnerbait matches the hatch. This pattern works best in the afternoon and warmer days. Winter patterns are producing more consistent. Jerkbaits, crankbaits, jigs and a rig. Target secondary points and channel banks towards the mouths of creeks.


Glaize: Clear to stained. Bass are mostly in a winter pattern in this part of the lake. Jerkbaits and a rigs are producing bass on bluff irregularities and brushpiles located around docks. This pattern works best with a little wind or cloud cover. On sunny calm days jigs in and around dock brush has been producing quality bass.


Nianguas: Clear. The lower Nianguas are full of baitfish. The points and channel banks in the creeks are holding baitfish and bass. Jerkbaits, a rigs, jigs and crankbaits are catching bass. The water is pretty clear in the Nianguas so I’ve been using translucent colors even on the crankbaits. Translucent shad colors on jerkbaits and swimbaits on the a rig. Translucent crawfish colors on the crankbaits.


Osage River: Clear to stained with the dirtiest water above the 65mm. The water temperature is starting to get real cold up in the river. High 40s near Hurricane deck bridge. Mid to low 40s from Bollinger up. Bass are holding on channel banks and secondary points in the creeks. Also dock brush. Crankbaits and jigs are catching bass on the channel banks. Jigs are producing bass on the dock brush.


Thanks and Good Luck! Steve Wilson – Bassfactory Instructional Fishing Trips. Contact me at

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