Lake of the Ozarks

Current Temperature:
57°

Est Water Temperature:
38° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.18 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Lake of the Ozarks
National Pro Reports

Saratoga Lake, NY
2014-04-19
Its been a long winter but the ice have finally come off of the lake. So I hooked up the boat and headed to the lake today got there around 10am and headed to the west side of the lake. The wind was b... [more]

-John Ernst

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-19
This report is for 04/08/2014-04/18/2014. Sorry for the delay I have been extremely busy on the water and haven%u2019t had a chance to sit down and write.
The numbers of boats on the water have ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-18
The spring time Hybrid bite is in full swing. Recent trips have produced good boxes of fish up to 8 pounds. The water temps are up to 58 degrees and the fish are very active. I had a trip there today ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Missouri Reports

Creve Coeur Lake, MO
2014-04-09
I wish this lake supported a Walleye population but it does not.... [more]

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
2014-04-07
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, did... [more]

34 Corner Blue Hole, MO
2014-04-06
Caught about a 1 pound walleye this afternoon 4-6-14 @ around 15:00 I let him go so he\'s still out there. ... [more]

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. Vital fishing information for Lake of the Ozarks, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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 Community Fishing Reports
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.
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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 ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 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 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 fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
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):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
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 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 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:
   3/5
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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 a new 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:
06:30 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:49 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...