Lake of the Ozarks
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
47° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
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Lake of the Ozarks
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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!
State:
Missouri
Latitude:
38.157555
Maximum Depth (ft):
132
County:
Longitude:
-92.756881
Normal Elevation (ft):
660
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
57000
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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CatchTracker User
2016-03-20
Species: General
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.
Guest
2015-08-03
Species: General
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 fish.
Guest
2015-08-01
Species: General
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.
Guest
2015-08-01
Species: General
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 http://bigedsguideservice.com
Guest
2015-04-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
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.
Guest
2014-10-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Park View bay is also private Fishing. FYI
Guest
2014-04-07
Species: Crappie
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.
Guest
2014-03-12
Species: Crappie
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.
zachw1988
2014-03-11
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 40
catching good size crappie 12-16ft
Guest
2013-06-04
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
I haven\'t caught none ALL YEAR!!!! NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY I CAUGHT A few last year though
Lake of the Ozarks Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake of the Ozarks Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- great bass fishing by mile mark 32.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake of the Ozarks at 47 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake of the Ozarks Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake of the Ozarks Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- guided here for years, fishing this lake for almost 40 years. Have never seen a smallmouth bass on this lake. Yes in tributaries but not lake. Whoever wrote this has no idea what hes talking about
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake of the Ozarks Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake of the Ozarks Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is great Crappie fishing in the docks at Parkview Bay
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 47 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
Lake of the Ozarks Walleye Rating:
2.5
Lake of the Ozarks Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Lake of the Ozarks Catfish Rating:
4
Lake of the Ozarks Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake of the Ozarks Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake of the Ozarks Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Lake of the Ozarks White Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake of the Ozarks White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake of the Ozarks Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake of the Ozarks Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- We had great luck last weekend trolling with white rooster tails with silver spoons. They were 20-25 feet deep off of rocky points. The mouth of the gravois arm is where we were fishing.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake of the Ozarks Trout Rating:
3
Lake of the Ozarks Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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

Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:42 CST

Sunset:

19:40 CST

Moon Phase:


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