Osage River

Details

Location:
Jefferson City, MO
United States United States
Coordinates:
38.5969, -91.9452
Distance:
360 Miles
Description:

The Osage River is a tributary of the Missouri River, 360 mi (579 km) long, in central Missouri in the United States. The largest river entirely in Missouri, it drains a rural area of 15,300 sq mi (39,600 km²) on the north edge of the Ozark Mountains west to east across Missouri, with its watershed stretching into eastern Kansas. It is impounded in two major locations such that most of the river has been converted into a chain of two reservoirs, the Harry S. Truman Reservoir and the Lake of the Ozarks.

Water quality is very good to excellent, flowing clean, clear and cold through a pristine wilderness area far removed from industrial, commercial or residential pollution. Flows are adequate for paddling almost year-round, weather and climate permitting.

The Osage River is basically a flatwater river with occasional small rapids and riffles. There are sharp bends around which dead-fall debris and log jams can pile up, causing hazards to boaters, especially in high water conditions. With adequate caution and vigilance, there should be no major dangers lurking on this river for competent boaters.

Cover/Structure:

Dead-fall debris and log jams can pile up.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Shore fishing access, Camping, Fly Fishing, Wading
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Map

Map for 38.5969, -91.9452
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Fishing Reports

There are no reports for this fishing spot.

Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Carpgrass-240-fw

Carp, Grass (Ctenopharyngoden idella)

Freshwater
93
Flatheadcatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Flathead (Pylodictis olivaris)

Freshwater
635
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Redearsunfish-240-fw

Sunfish, Redear (Lepomis microlophus)

Freshwater

Guides

There are no guides specified for this fishing spot.

Lodges

There are no lodges specified for this fishing spot.

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.