Lake of the Ozarks
Current Temperature:
32°
Est Water Temperature:
56° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.10 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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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):
At 56 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
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):
With the water temperature at 56 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 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):
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 Rating:
2.5
Lake of the Ozarks Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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 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 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 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:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:49 CST

Sunset:

18:58 CST

Moon Phase:


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