July 25, 2018
It’s been a busy summer with lots of trips a memory’s of fun fishing.
Lake Ozarks is full and warm but clear in all the arms and main channel. Lots of big boats and jet skis. You’ll need to fish just a little before dark or all night to get the most bites. Not a lot of big fish but you will catch some nice ones.
Crappie are in main channel and night time is also the best time to get a limit. Minnows are best right now.
River fishing has been real good at day light on top water. The last few days a jig, worm are shaky head has gotten the nicer bass. Be on the water by day light and fish till ten or twelve or just a few hours before dark.
June 28, 2018
Fishing on the lake has been good all of May and June. Bass are in the summer pattern about 25’ deep on points. Worms, jigs, Caroline rigs and some crank baits are working. Crappie too are in the summer patterns in 15 to 25’ deep. I’m fishing at night for crappie with minnows or shooting socks early in mornings
The river has been the most fun the last few weeks as a top water bite has been good. Rain and cloudy morning have helped. The river has been low and steady so they are not moving a lot.
May 26, 2018
Lake Ozarks is at 659.4 and full of boats. Bass are biting good in fifteen feet of water crappie are good around docks ten to fifteen ft deep. Go early as the bite is best then.
Osage River has theee to four feet of water on Saturday but I look for them to run water on Monday because of the rain around the lake. Good bass are a little hard to come by but tennto fourteen inch one are good. Crappie are a slow. Here are a few of the fish we had Friday and Saturday.
May 19, 2018
Lake Ozark is doing great right now. Fishing is good from one end to the other. Bass and crappie are just about done spawning and are feeding. The bass are about to move out to main lake but are shallow right now. Crappie are moving to but are still around deeper docks.
May 2, 2018
Pictures of just a few trips.
This spring has been fast and has had some strange weather. But with that said the crappie fishing has been great. Yes we’ve had some slow to bad days but that happens still over all we’ve had done great fishing.
Right now the crappie are on fire with late afternoon being the beat fishing.
The lake over all is good, water is clear in most creeks, water temps are on the rise and the spawn is going on now so get to a lake and catch some fish.
April 14, 2018
The weather changed again and that makes it hard to stay on a pattern. But we managed to catch some nice crappie but by eleven they slowed down. The weather is going to level off so it’s got to get better. On Friday we fished a crappie tournament and finished in ninth place.
August 29, 2017
I did some scouting today or bass. Water is stained up the river and they are running lots of water. We only had two keepers one nice one around four lbs the other fish where short of 15".
Lower end by Dam is clear with lot of current some fish on points and some mid way back in coves. 15 to 20 feet deep. I didn’t get to fish mid lake today but I think points will work there too.
Osage River is about fifteen feet high. Crappie are a good beat with a few bass by the dam. The weather is great and water is cooling down. This should help fishing all around so don’t wait to go.
August 15, 2017
Lake of The Ozarks if going into the fall patterns with the main channel by the dam has lots of water running and current so the lower end is good. Up the river is cooling down and has current so the bite should be good there. The mid lake is a question for me as I have not fished it in a few weeks but points and just inside the coves was a good bite a few weeks ago so I think it will have a good bite there too. Shad are on the move all over the lake.
Osage river is up and down so the bite maybe hard to pinpoint every day. Just fish hard banks and you should be ok. Top water will be good once they get lake water down on Trueman lake and the river gets lower and stay that way,
The lake temp is in the low 80’s and clear for the most part. I’d throw top water early and then fish the windy banks.
August 8, 2017
Rain over the weekend has made them run lots of water. They open the gates Sunday night and closed them Monday morning but keep the river high. The lake came up over two feet to over 660. The cooler water has the fish more active and in shallowewater to. Fishing is still good and it will get better. Here aresome of the fish we had last week fishing the river.