bass, crappie, white bass, stripers, and catfish are the
main source of excitement to Lake anglers and when one
species isn't cooperating, relax... another one will.
fishing season begins early at the Lake of the Ozarks, about January 1,
and it ends late, December 31. No kidding!
Knowledgeable anglers work cool spring waters using deep
diving crankbaits and jig-n-frog lures. As the lake
warms up topwater lures produce the explosive strikes that
make grown men shake with excitement. After the bass
spawn, usually in late April or early May, the plastic worm
begins to replace the crankbaits and surface lures.
Summer anglers find their bass around deep points, drop offs
and boat docks. And just when you think the action's
going to end, the cool weather of October and November
brings the bass back to the shallows for some more fast
fishing is another main event at the Lake of the Ozarks. The length
limit is 9 inches. The spring spawn usually occurs in
mid to late April. Local anglers know the crappie
won't spawn until the dogwoods bloom.