Lake of the Ozarks

Current Temperature:
37°

Est Water Temperature:
54° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.06 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 09 Knots (10 MPH)

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Lake of the Ozarks
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Lake of the Ozarks General Information
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!

General: The lake of the Ozarks was created with the construction of Bagnell Damn at the Osage River in central Missouri in 1931.  The reservoir impoundment includes three smaller tributaries to the Osage, the Niangua River, Grandglaize creek and Gravois Creek.  The lake area is an astounding 55,000 acres and stretches over 1150 miles of shoreline.  Since the lake was built it has become a top vacation spot in the midwest for both boating enthusiast and fisherman.  Lake of the Ozarks is a stop for BASS tournaments and FLW fishing tournaments, not to mention the dozens and dozens of smaller local fishing competitions.   Lake of the Ozarks at the time of construction was the largest man made lake in the united states.

Fishing: Many freshwater sport fishing species are actively pursued in Lake of the Ozarks.  With over 70,000 lake homes along the 1150 miles of shoreline, many of which have a boat dock and man, it's an excellent lake for bass fishing

 


State:
Missouri

County:


Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
57000

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
38.157555

Longitude:
-92.756881

Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
132

Normal Elevation (ft):
660

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake of the Ozarks Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake of the Ozarks Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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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 54 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Lake of the Ozarks Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake of the Ozarks Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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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):
With the water temperature at 54 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake of the Ozarks Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake of the Ozarks Crappie Rating:
   3.7/5
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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):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake of the Ozarks Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake of the Ozarks Walleye Rating:
   2.4/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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!
Lake of the Ozarks Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake of the Ozarks Catfish Rating:
   3.8/5
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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 Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake of the Ozarks Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake of the Ozarks White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake of the Ozarks White Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Lake of the Ozarks Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake of the Ozarks Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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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 Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Lake of the Ozarks Trout Rating:
   2.9/5
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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):


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.
Sunrise:
07:02 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:28 CST







Lake of the Ozarks Links
Camping Info
http://www.mostateparks.com/lakeozark/camp.htm  

Lake Map
http://www.funlake.com/images/map_publicaccess.gif  

Guide Service
http://www.ldsguideservice.com/  

State Park
http://www.mostateparks.com/lakeozark.htm  

Catfish Safari Catfish Guide Tours
http://www.catfishsafari.com/  

James Dill Lake of the Ozarks Guide Service
http://www.jamesdillguideservice.com/  

Captian Crappie Fishing Guide
http://www.captaincrappie.com/  

Osage Beach Bait and Tackle
http://osagebeachbaitandtackle.com  

Rippin Lips Bait and Tackle
http://www.rippinlipsbaitandtackle.com/  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.mdc.mo.gov/fish/  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.wildlifelicense.com/mo  

State Fishing Information
http://www.mdc.mo.gov/documents/regs/fis...  

State Parks
http://www.mostateparks.com/  

State Fishing Records
http://www.mdc.mo.gov/documents/fish/rec...