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