Lake of the Ozarks

There are many positive aspects of Lake of the Ozarks in regards to its fishing, to counter its negative reputation of being covered up in the summer by boaters. The lake sprawls over mid-Missouri, covering 54,000 acres with two major river arms, the Osage and Niangua. The deepest part of the lake is only 100-feet deep, and fish have plenty of cover since new structure has been added over the past few years by anglers and dock owners alike. Lake of the Ozarks sports crappie by the millions, it seems; fishing in and around docks has become an Olympic sport there. Some of the best bass fishing can be found on the lake, according to most of the professional bass circuits that all make an annual stop here.

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Broke a record today!

Posted by Phil Lilley on March 19th, 2017


Beat my personal best weight while solo today, by a little over a pound.   All released right where they were caught.   Here’s the weights: read more…

Injured Deer Swimming In The Lake Is Rescued By Passing Boaters

Posted by Phil Lilley on January 10th, 2017

A whitetail deer got a new lease on life when a crew from Atlantis Dive & Dock Salvage grabbed it by its antlers in the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks.

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New Years Eve Crappie

Posted by Phil Lilley on January 3rd, 2017


A buddy and I put in at Coffman Beach on the Gravois and fished within a few miles each way of the ramp and caught 60-70 fish, but fell two short of our two man limit. Size was smaller than our previous trip. Most were 9-10″ and only had a couple over 12″. Biggest was a 13.5″ black. read more…