John Neporadny started fishing the Lake of the Ozarks in the 1970s and moved to the lake in 1982. He was a part-time guide on the lake for five years and has competed in bass and crappie tournaments on his home waters.
Neporadny began free-lance writing on a part-time basis in 1991 when he had his first article published in BASSMASTER Magazine. The University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate left a newspaper editor position in 1993 to become a full-time free-lance writer specializing in freshwater fishing. His articles have been published in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, BASSMASTER, B.A.S.S. Times, Fur-Fish-Game, North American Fisherman, Fishing Facts, In-Fisherman, CRAPPIE World, Crappie Journal, BASSIN’, and other national and regional outdoor publications.
The Lake Ozark, MO, resident is also the author of “THE Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Guide”, a book offering tips from the pros and local experts on how to catch bass, crappie, white bass and catfish at the lake.