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Bob Bates weekly multi-species fishing report 11-8-2020

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Check out the latest multi-species fishing report from Bob Bates covering crappie, hybrids, and white bass on Truman Lake in central Missouri!

Lake level is 704.35.  The water temp 55 degrees in the Osage and Grand.  The water is slightly colored in the Osage and slightly colored to stained in the Grand Arm.  Some of the coves on the north side of the lake are 58-60 degrees.

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 fall feed up is about to begin as the water temperature drops, the shad will move to shallows and so will the fish.  I used 1/4oz brown jig with a Swarmjig Black and orange body to catch some really nice crappie.

White Bass have really been on the scope this year with the bigger ones mixed in with last year’s hatch.  We have had great success this year with 3/4 oz spoons and 1 oz spoons on the very shallow humps.   The Dam area has been the prime spot. Reports have come in that the whites are on the windy banks using shadraps and inline spinners.

Hybrids were hitting sassy shad and spoons on the shallow humps and in the evening they are moving up to feed on shad in the windblown coves. This week all they want are big 6-8 inch live shad.  I can honestly say this has been my hardest year catching hybrids on Sassy Shad and spoons.

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 November 8, 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

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