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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Lake of the Ozarks is premier vacation spot

Posted by Phil Lilley on August 2nd, 2014

With so much to do and see at Lake of the Ozarks, anglers visiting this great bass fishery must make sure they set aside plenty of time so they and their families can enjoy the total lake experience. read more…


Lake of the Ozarks Bassin’ . . . Away From The Crowds

Posted by John Neporadny, Jr. on July 8th, 2014

While the main lake rocked and rolled with pleasure boat and personal watercraft traffic, I retreated to the calm waters of a Lake of the Ozarks feeder creek on this hot, sunny summer Afternoon. Pitching a plastic worm into the shady areas of boat dock wells, read more…


Seth’s Lake of the Ozark’s crappie report, April 11

Posted by Phil Lilley on April 12th, 2014

LOZ April 11

Glaize Arm – I played hooky from work and took my dad up to PB2 to go after crappie. Banks and docks weren’t producing much so went and found some brush piles with my side imaging Humminbird and started catching fish. Brush piles in 12-15′ of water was the ticket. Blue/white and white/chartreuse were our best colors. Five of the 30 fish were under 10″. The rest were 10-12 inchers.