My son and I have been fishing the Osage River for 3 weekends now and the fishing just seems to be getting better. Last week we launched out of St. Thomas ramp and headed up river. With the river being at normal we only made it up about 3 miles, that all we needed. Mason was throwing a shakey head and I was throwing a sammy getting a few fish on both of them. I seen that everytime Mason was reeling in the shakey head he was getting fish to follow it, so I then picked up a spinnerbait and started throwing around grass and laydowns and we were on to something. The first 5 cast were 3 nice kentuckys weighing 3 to 3.5 pds. Over the next 2 hours we had over 30 keepers in the boat. We went out that evening and the water had gottin a little muddy because of all the boat traffic, so I started flipping a 1/2 Brush Buster Jig, Blk/Blue with a Gambler Mega Daddy trailer on , in the same laydowns we hit that morning. They were still there just a little tighter to the brush but they were in there. We fished the laydowns till dark and had another 7 keepers and 1 largemouth over 5 pds.
My son and I head out again to run the same pattern as we did the last weekend but when we got to the ramp I seen the river had came up about 3 ft. We put in and headed up river about 7 miles and stopped at a point were we seen fish busting. I had on the same sammy I had on the week before and Mason had a wacky rig on. We pulled up there and with 7 cast we had 7 keepers the 9 cast one blew up on it and I told Mason to throw Back in there, what it was, was a 3 pd kentucky. He fought it for a couple of minutes but ended up losing the fish. We went on up river another 5 miles and the bite got better. I was throwing a Brush Buster Jig 3/8 Mardi Gras color with a Gambler Mega Daddy junebug trailer, I flipping in some grass next to a channel swing and in 3 cast had 2 fish over 4 pds. We ran that pattern for a couple more hours with 6 more small keepers in the boat and then headed on home to get some us some breakfast. What a wonderful Sat on the water.