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Seasonal Fishing Articles

July Bass Fishing on Lake of the Ozarks

June 22, 2022

July is a very busy time of year at Lake of the Ozarks. Thousands of residents, 2nd home...

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June Bass Fishing At Lake Of The Ozarks Summertime Fun

June 1, 2020

The June water temperature is normally in the mid 70’s to low 80’s. There are several ways to catch a number of bass on the lake in June. The early morning topwater bite could be the most productive way to catch early morning bass. If that bite is on you can have a lot of fun catching bass for several hours. Try a Pop-r towards the back of the coves close to the flats or on the flats. If the boats and jet skis start to come out you will be protected towards the back and the waves created by the boats will not interfere with the action of your topwater lure. Look for shad in the pockets, towards the back of the coves and around docks. Try these areas early and be ready! The topwater action can be very exciting and the strikes happen quickly.

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May 9, 2020

Check out which May baits you should be throwing!  

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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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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 During The Fall Turnover

August 26, 2019

In autumn, the surface water cools and sinks, mixing with the lower layers. The process causes currents, which mix the sinking surface water and the colder layers below. Wave action from fall winds result in the circulation of the various layers (turnover) and the mixing of the whole lake. By late fall the water has cooled off to 39 degrees from top to bottom. The change causes a good supply of oxygen at all levels of the lake, and the fish will tend to spread out and seek new habitat.

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Nighttime Fishing At Lake Of The Ozarks

June 28, 2018

Tips For Nighttime Fishing

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How To Catch And Clean Winter Crappie And Bluegills

January 15, 2018

Vincent is 11 years old and a student at Chaminade School in St. Louis.   Vincent's parents own a place on the 3MM near the dam.  Vincent plans to be a heart surgeon for his career and desires to design rods on the side.  Vincent is a passionate fisherman.  With the approval of his school teachers/leadership, Vincent writes a monthly newsletter about fishing that is displayed and distributed throughout his school.   Vincent is a very special young man with a passion for fishing.

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October Bass Fishing At Lake Of The Ozarks

October 17, 2017

October is one of the most beautiful times of the year at Lake of the Ozarks as the...

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