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Ok there is sunken Cedar trees in areas.

Go to MDC Fish Locator and it should show you where they are. There is several on Lindley Arm. If you can find how to get into Linley Creek there is some brush sticking up out of the water and you should catch Crappie there. It is still really still the Lake and Lake regulations apply for a long ways. 

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There is timber sticking up along a lot of the bluffs and in a lot of the coves some are just at the surface so got to look for them. I mainly fish the Pomme arm and think there is more timber on the Pomme side. But can say from years of fishing here brush piles generally produce better in the summer than the standing timber most but not all of the time. At least it seems that way for me.

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Lots of standing timber in the lake, if you know where to look.  Head a short distance from Bolivar Landing and you will see a few coves worth trying. Caught many a crappie over the past 20 + years on those trees.  

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On ‎5‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 8:27 AM, Touch of Class said:

Might have to give it a try this summer.  Its only 45 min from our condo at LOZ and would be a nice break from the madness there.

Thanks,

Truman Lake is better if you are already at Lake of the Ozarks. Just head towards Warsaw, plenty of Structure on this Lake especially SW of the Dam. Just below the dam is good for Crappie, better if they are running water. I went one time caught Legal Crappie every cast using Red Chartreuse Jigs.

oneshot 

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On 5/3/2018 at 5:49 PM, Ranger520vx said:

There is timber sticking up along a lot of the bluffs and in a lot of the coves some are just at the surface so got to look for them. I mainly fish the Pomme arm and think there is more timber on the Pomme side. But can say from years of fishing here brush piles generally produce better in the summer than the standing timber most but not all of the time. At least it seems that way for me.

 

On 5/18/2018 at 11:26 AM, oneshot said:

Truman Lake is better if you are already at Lake of the Ozarks. Just head towards Warsaw, plenty of Structure on this Lake especially SW of the Dam. Just below the dam is good for Crappie, better if they are running water. I went one time caught Legal Crappie every cast using Red Chartreuse Jigs.

oneshot 

I'm no expert on Pomme or Truman, but Ranger and Oneshot have never steered me wrong over the past two years.  They know their stuff and have helped put me and the family on fish every time we come over from CO spring, summer and fall.  I've tried both standing timber and brush piles on Pomme, have done good on both, but tend to do better on brush piles (when I can find them, really need a finder that isn't as old as I am) especially in the summer when we come over for the 4th of July

Turman Lake is a crappie factory for sure!!!  Like oneshot said, lots and lots and lots of good structure.  Haven't spent as much time on Truman in a boat, and when I have it has mainly been around the Fair Field area, but always seems to find some fish.  The docks below the dam are one of my family's favorite spots.  Fishing is almost always good enough to keep 3x 11 year olds and a 13 year old interested and fishing and will often light on fire where I don't even get to fish cause I'm unhooking and re-baiting everyone else.  One piece of advice on the docks, it can get crowded at times.  We normally try to get there around 2-3pm, a little ahead of the evening rush,  so we can claim our spots.  But even when it's crowded, everyone is really nice and all seem more then happy to try and make some room.  Also a decent place to throw out a line or two for catfish, while you crappie fishing.  Picked up several 3-7lb cats off those docks.  Have never tried the actual "river" below the dam, but I've heard good things.

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Go East of Fairfield Ramp towards the bridge,you will see standing timber on up from there. Pretty good fishing. Also might try around the bridge.

There is a cove West of Fairfield Ramp old road bed there, plenty of standing timber and Crappie.

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