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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake of the Ozarks fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake of the Ozarks water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
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Lake of the Ozarks Community Fishing Reports
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 48
Water temp is still pretty low. Crappie are starting but after it warms back up largemouth should start to movein a few weeks.
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 86
Bass were not schooling around the rocky points like they were in the few
days past. Although, I caught less fish, the average size was much bigger
with 3-4 keepers in only 2 hours. Fish were caught off of rock piles and
docks with cover. Some nibbles on the open water, but I didn\'t boat any
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 83
Went below the dam on the Osage River today. Saw lots of fish staging
around 25 ft, but couldn\'t convince anything to bite.
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 85
Caught larges off crank airs and purple worms. Bass are staging in around 25 ft of water
around hard points. Crappie bite was reported to be less than desirable. Catfish bite is
reported to be good. Look for days when the dam is releasing lots of water.
This report brought to you courtesy of Big Ed\'s Guide Service. We sure had fun fishing today!
Thanks for having us out! --FN Staff
Fishing Rating: 2
Fished all weekend at the 24mm off a dock. Slow fishing on Friday turned to non existent on Monday. Fished with minnows around some crappie trees at 6\'. Heavy rain on Thurs night ended the clear water. Overall 15 fish in 4 days.
Fishing Rating: 1
Park View bay is also private Fishing. FYI
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 47
3-28-14 caught a limit of crappie on red/chartreuse body on roadrunner head.
It seemed to help a lot when I tipped the hook with a crappie bite.
The fish were all in deeper water of 6-8 feet, didn\'t find any shallow. Was at the 5mm. Heard
they are biting well in the gravois arm also. Should only get better every day.
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 42
caught nice limit all average 12\" one 13\" of them by jig on ab 2 ft. in only 1 hr on march 10, 2014.
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 40
catching good size crappie 12-16ft
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
I haven\'t caught none ALL YEAR!!!! NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY I CAUGHT A few last year though
- Landed two Largemouth Bass yesterday, using a bright colored four inch deep-diver lure with moderate to slow action on it, early afternoon 6 mile marker. View Tip Location on Map - Caught 6 bass in afternoon using deep rattlin' rogue in clown pattern. Two females 3# and 3.5# and 4 males from 1# to 2.5# on secondary points near small spawning coves. Fish were all 6 - 8 ft deep. View Tip Location on Map - 4 bass caught on top water 8/12/2001. all bass over 15 inches. top water and 7 inch worms are what is working for me View Tip Location on Map - Sept. 24th Caught 5 fish over 4 lbs. in Pogue Hollow Cove between 7:00am - 10:00am with a 3/8 oz. green and white spinner bait with a #4 silver willow leaf blade. I am posting this in hopes it helps you have as good as day as I did. It was and Awsome Day. Please post your tip to help spread the good feeling of fishing for all. View Tip Location on Map - Fished bass from 3-7mm (northshore) on Easter weekend (4/16 to 4/20/14) and caught a lot of fish on a chartruese worm fished weightless. The fish hit from next to shoreline all the way out. Caught about 20 bass each day with the largest being 3lbs. Also switched to a white roadrunner every now and then and caught a few crappie but they were out deeper, not close to the shore. - Fished bass from 3-7mm (northshore) on Easter weekend (4/16 to 4/20/14) and caught a lot of fish on a chartruese worm fished weightless. The fish hit from next to shoreline all the way out. Caught about 20 bass each day with the largest being 3lbs. Also switched to a white roadrunner every now and then and caught a few crappie but they were out deeper, not close to the shore.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
- Great to EXCELLENT crappie at docks at Indian Pointe Condominiums using minnows about 4-6 feet below surface! View Tip Location on Map - A great heated crappie Dock at Johnny G's in the glaze arm,next to park view bay condo's great luck with minnow's there. View Tip Location on Map - shartruse and silver crubs 8-12 feet deep off docks great!!!!!!! - Look for hanging structures off boat docks and fish a minnow above the structures!!! - Fish the fallen trees on bluffs with a crappie jig limited out on 4-23-11
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
- Well we wanted to go catfishing there and didn't know where to go we asked around town and then went to this johnny g's got his stink bait and he showed us what to do.We caught so many fish and we all had a blast fishing,it was really nice.
- use hotdogs. my first time there caught 4 catfish in 2 hours and had a big one on the line but snapped my line. - Channel cats are hitting livers hard on the osage river.
View Tip Location on Map - I am on the 13th mile marker and I have been catching 20+ flatheads on cut and live bluegill - catfish this spring has been awesome what a great spawn juggs r where its at now as long as u can find 3\" shade and fresh - I catch blue catfish all fall long shallow water 3 to 10 ft all day long. The blues will come into shallow waters to feed on live bait. I have been catching 10 to 35 pounders every night with small chicken breast pieces. Any ?s. Email me and ill help the best I can. Timreed84@yahoo.com. lake of the Ozarks View Tip Location on Map
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
- trout are along the rocks like blue gill and bait fish chatch some of those you will catch 40lb catch fish my friends uncle caught a 75lb der you will also catch bigger trout use those on trout lines
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake of the Ozarks Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.