Latest Fishing Reports for Lake of the Ozarks

The lake is a popular destination for anglers around the country. The lake contains a vast variety of species including largemouth, and spotted bass, black and white crappie, blue catfish, flathead catfish, channel catfish, hybrid strippers, paddlefish, bluegill, and walleye. The lake offers a challenging variety of fishing habitats. You will fine rock bluffs, gravel bars, mud flats, coves, creeks, docks, and crappie beds. Crappie maintains popularity year round. During the winter some resorts provide heated docks to create a comfortable fishing experience during the cold winter months. Around the lake there are several bait shops and marinas to fulfill all your fishing needs when out on the water.

from kansascity.com

78 degrees, fairly clear, normal. Outlook: Gierís Bass Pro reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows 10 feet down in 25 feet of water in main-lake brush; bass good on jigs, plastic worms, Brush Hogs off main-lake points.


from kansascity.com

74 degrees, clear, normal pool. Outlook: Gierís Bass Pro reports: bass good on topwater baits early or during the day on jigs and worms 6 to 10 feet deep; crappies good on jigs and minnows around main-lake brush; catfish good on cut bait 35 to 40 feet deep on main lake and halfway back in coves.


from Missouri Department of Conservation

Bagnell Tailwater: crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try worms and crappie jigs; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics and Rooster Tails; catfish fair on cut shad and worms. Glaize: crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using dark colored soft plastics and crankbaits; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms and cut baits. Gravois: black bass fair on plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows; catfish good on cut bait; white bass slow. Niangua: black bass good using crayfish; crappie slow, try using minnows or Crappie Nibbles; catfish good on cut shad and stinkbaits; white bass fair, try using natural baits. Osage: black bass good using spinnerbaits; crappie slow, try using minnows; catfish good on cut shad and stinkbaits; white bass fair, try using light colored soft plastics.


from Missouri Department of Conservation

Bagnell Tailwater: crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; white bass slow, try light-colored plastics and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms and crankbaits; catfish fair using cut shad and worms.

Glaize: crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; white bass slow, try light-colored plastics and spoons; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits; catfish fair using cut baits, worms and stinkbaits.

Gravois: crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on crankbaits; white bass fair; catfish good on cut baits.

Niangua: black bass good, try using rubber worms and spinnerbaits; crappie slow, try using minnows; catfish good, try using cut shad and worms; white bass fair, try using light-colored lures.

Osage: black bass fair, try using crankbaits; crappie fair, try using minnows; catfish good, try using cut shad and live bluegill; white bass fair, try using light-colored soft plastics.


from kansascity.com

72 degrees, clearing, 1 foot low. Outlook: Gierís Bass Pro reports: crappies fair on minnows, jigs in 12 to 15 feet of water in the brush; bass good on topwater lures (Zara Spooks, buzzbaits); catfish fair on cut bait.


from Missouri Department of Conservation

Bagnell Tailwater black bass season closed; white bass fair on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair on shad and worms. Glaize black bass fair on dark colored soft plastics and crankbaits; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics and Rooster Tails; crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; catfish slow, try cut baits, worms and stinkbaits. Gravois crappie good on minnows; black bass fair on crankbaits; white bass slow; catfish good on cut bait. Niangua black bass good on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows and small plastic jigs; catfish fair using cut shad and live bluegill; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastic jigs. Osage black bass good on spinnerbaits; crappie good on minnows and small plastic jigs; catfish fair using cut shad and live bluegill; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastics.


from Missouri Department of Conservation

Bagnell Tailwater section: Water temperature is 52 degrees, normal and dingy. Catfish fair using shad and worms; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; white bass fair using light-colored soft plastics and crappie jigs. Glaize section: Water temperature is 57 degrees, normal and dingy. Black bass fair using dark-colored soft plastics and crankbaits; white bass fair using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and spoons; crappie good using crappie jigs and minnows; catfish fair using worms and shad. Gravois section:Water temperature is 57 degrees, normal and dingy. All species slow. Niangua section: Water temperature is 57 degrees, normal and dingy. Black bass good using crankbaits; catfish good using cut shad and worms; crappie fair using minnows and soft plastic jigs; white bass fair using light-colored soft plastics with spinners. Osage section: Water temperature is 57 degrees, normal and dingy. Black bass good using spinnerbaits and soft rubber worms; catfish good using cut shad and live bait; crappie fair using minnows; white bass fair using light-colored soft plastics.


from kansascity.com

58 degrees, clear on the south end, stained on the north end, normal. Outlook: Gierís Bass Pro reports: crappies fair to good on jigs or minnows under bobbers along spawning banks; bass fair on crankbaits, jigs in the shallows; catfish fair to good on juglines or trotlines with cut bait.






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