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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March bass fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

Posted by Phil Lilley on March 3rd, 2015

By John Neporadny Jr. March bass fishing at Lake of the Ozarks can be as unpredictable as the early spring weather. read more…

Gigging night trip below Bagnell

Posted by Phil Lilley on December 28th, 2014


by Seth Turner ~~ One of my best friends was going to be down visiting family for Christmas and wanted me to take him gigging. My gigging takes place on the Gasconade River most of the time. Recent rains had the water dirtied up, so we decide to go try the Osage River below Bagnell Dam since generation had been off for a couple of days. read more…

Snow Bassing at Lake of the Ozarks

Posted by Phil Lilley on November 27th, 2014

The first winter storm of the season for central Missouri arrived just as competition began for the 1997 BASSMASTER Central Invitational at Lake of the Ozarks. read more…