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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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.

Catching Clear-Water Lake of the Ozarks Crappie In The Shallows

Posted by John Neporadny, Jr. on April 1st, 2014

The clearer the water, the deeper crappie will spawn. A 12-year study conducted by the Missouri Department of Conservation came up with this conclusion after determining with a secchi disk the depths at which crappie spawned. The department discovered that at a water visibility level of 10 feet, the crappie spawned about 2 feet deeper, and below 10 feet the fish made nests 3 to 4 feet deeper. read more…

Find Bass Any Time at Lake of the Ozarks

Posted by John Neporadny, Jr. on March 9th, 2014

Bass live a transient lifestyle in their constant quest for the comforts of home. While warm heaters, cool air-conditioners, a soft bed and a roof over our heads give us a comfortable year-round place to live, a bass must constantly roam its watery world to avoid the heat and cold, and find a spot to eat and procreate. An abundance of cover and lack of deep water causes some bass to stay put throughout the year, especially in river and shallow lakes. However, Lake of the Ozarks bass migrate more throughout the seasons to take advantage of the diversity in water depths, cover and structure. read more…