Lake Ozark Fishing Guide Service


Lake Ozarks is hot for ceappie fishing. In the last two weeks we have had over 200 crappie fishing over sixty feet of water but crappie are about twenty feet deep on minnows. Bass fishing is best at night or real early till ten o’clock. Waters warm and falling as they make electric.


It’s been some time sense I wrote a fishing report. I have been doing a lot of fishing for bass and crappie with a catfish trip and a walleye trip added in.

The last few week have been good early in the mornings till ten or so. The hot weather and warmer water are making night fishing better. Try to fish just before dark till early morning for crappie with minows in twenty foot and deeper.

Bass are deeper in thirty five foot five give or take on point with brush. Use big worms, jigs or swim bait. A crank bait will catch some now and again too. I be been fishing from the dam to toll bridge. Once it gets hot go have a cold glass of water and wait till dark.


Lake Ozark Fishing Guide Service

The last two week have been a blast on Lake Of The Ozarks. The lake is full, stained and they are running water. The fish are biting on almost every thing you want to throw, Jigs, drop shot, crank baits and some top water. As the weather heats up the early bit is best and you don’t have to fight the big boats. Crappie have moved out over deep water. Bass are moving to summer patterns so find them an you can catch a lot of them. If you want to fish late or into the night that bit should be strong as well plus you can beat the heat. Give us a call and lets go fishing.


It’s a little cool today but the fishing was good too. crank baits and plastic worm got bass to the boat. They are shallow and the water is still on the muddy side but the points and pea gravel banks have fish on them. Crappie are shallow but over deeper water. They are biting good but you have to catch five little ones to get a big one. The action is good with numbers. The tournaments are still taking twenty plus lbs for the most part to win. If you want to fish now is a good time to catch fish shallow I think they will hit about any thing but top water right now.


On the lake today fishing for crappie and its a blast. The kids had a great time catching them as the girls fight over who had the biggest, first and most. Water is muddy and the fish are shallower with the sun and wind. Bobber fishing is a fun way to let the kids fish with out hang ups only thing to watch is cross lines. I have not fished for bass but they have to be shallow and feeding. The spawn is over so they will be watching the fry for a few days.

The river is still muddy and high and the creeks are still stained. Fishing is ok but not great. We fished for four hours and only had ten bass, most of them are smallies. The big bass today was only three lbs.


The lake has got over 12" of rain in a week and is on the rise and muddy. This has slowed the creek bite down some but the lower end of the lake is still on the clear side. Crappie have moved in to the coves again and are doing good on size and numbers. Bass are still a little deeper but with a few days of sunshine and they too will move in and shallower.

The river is up and muddy as they run 50,000 cfs threw the flood gates. Guys fishing from the bank say the crappie are biting but not the big ones. Bass are still holding on the rocks but are hard to find. Once you find them they will bite.


Man what a week rains 8" on Friday and Saturday of last week. Then on Wednesday we get 4" more. The lake go’s up four feet in two days they open the flood gates on Sunday at 10:AM. On Tuesday they lake is down to under 660 and the gates close. Mow the creeks the main channel is muddy to about the six mile marker. The fish are biting never the less. I think we will have a spawn in the next two weeks. so over all you can still catch bass and crappie. Running all the water their should be a main lake bite for those fish that spawned last mouth.


Lake Ozark is 656′ and clear on main channel. The creeks are stained in the backs and 64 dregs. The lake is running water to Osage River with ten feet on it. Cal Rig is working good and the bass are making beds. I tried to fish in stained water today but only had a few fish. Look for spawning flats and watch your line as they are just stopping the bait.


Lake Ozarks is on fire as far as fishing go’s. Bass are biting from one end to the other. They are moving shallow and back in the coves. I’ve seen some on beds and others are just out of the spawning area’s. Crappie are close to the bank but on the deeper banks. Lake Ozarks is clear on the lower end and stained up the creeks, water temps are on the rise as well.

On a trip last week i ran up the creek and found some nice bass shallow. We was flipping jigs to the bank. I lost a nice bass and had three or four other keepers. On Friday Steve, Dale and I fished a meeks tournament and got fourth. Those fish came for the dam area in eight foot of water.

A trip to the Osage River gave us a lot of fish and eight or ten nice bass on crank baits. The river was up so the rocks played a big part of the day. Fishing as a hole was good for bass and crappie. Now’s the time to go fishing.


Lake Ozark is coming up and the water is warming too. The rain the last few day has the fish coming to the shallow water. Crappie are wanting to move in so crappie fishing will be good if we don’t have a bad cold front move in. The lower end of the lake is clear with just a little color in the backs of the creeks but not bad. Bass are also moving in and they are biting.