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Bass Fishing Articles

Winter Cranking with Dirk Sluyter

February 17, 2020

The three-time BFL Ozark Division Angler of The Year, Dirk Sluyter, has proven time and time again that...

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Demystifying the Jerkbait

February 12, 2020

The suspending jerk bait is synonymous with wintertime fishing here in the Ozarks. At this time, many of...

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Wintertime Jig Fishing Channel Banks At Lake Of The Ozarks

February 8, 2020

The water temp has dropped well into the 40s and may sometimes be in the 30s on Lake...

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The Annual Winter Draw Down of Water on Lake of the Ozarks

February 4, 2020

With Jeff Green of Ameren  Every year at Lake of the Ozarks, Ameren in coordination with the Corp...

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Suspending Jerkbait-King Of Wintertime Fishing At Lake Of The Ozarks

January 30, 2020

When it comes to wintertime fishing here in the Ozark Mountains, the suspending jerkbait reigns as king. There’s just something about its erratic dart-and-suspend action that drives lethargic winter fish crazy. I wanted to know a little more about these baits, so I interviewed Wayne Fitzpatrick, who is the owner of Fitz Fishing Tackle & Supplies in Osage Beach. The winter/spring jerkbait season can be broken up into three categories: early winter (December), winter (January-mid February), and early spring/pre-spawn (late February-March).

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Talking Winter Bass Fishing With Legend Vern Jaycox

December 4, 2019

Forty-one years ago local legend Vern Jaycox took to the waters known as Lake of the Ozarks (LOZ). Over time Jaycox became a very successful tournament fisherman as well as a master with jerkbait. Recently we had a chance to chat about winter fishing patterns, conditions, baits and the season overall. He offered his expertise in what has worked with the winter patterns for him over the years and how he came to choose his methods.

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Catching Lake Of The Ozarks Bass With Grubs

November 28, 2019

If you are planning a bass fishing trip to Lake of the Ozarks, you will want to have some grubs in your tackle box. Because there are so many different options when it comes to plastic baits, how do you know when it's the right time to use your grubs?

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2019-2020 WBC Rules

November 19, 2019

2019-20 Bassingbob Winter Bass Challenge Rules  Alhonna Resort  Eligibility: All individuals who have paid the appropriate entry fee. Anglers under 16 may...

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The Baits And Patterns That Are Catching Big Bass In October On Lake Of The Ozarks

October 21, 2019

James Dill, Tournament Pro and Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Guide, shares the locations and patterns for Crock-o-Gator Baits to catch big Lake of the Ozarks Bass in October.

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Ways And Means For Fall Crappie

October 17, 2019

Fall Crappie Tips

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