Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

02/10/19 Fishing Report for Lake of the Ozarks: (See Fishing Report Archive at
bottom of page)
The most pursued species during this time of the year are bass - largemouth and
spotted bass. They can be caught during the cold winter months. They are generally
found in the deeper water of creeks channels, as well as both submerged and above
water river ledges. We recommend using deep diving crankbaits and jigs with trailers
at this time of the year. .

Description of the Lake:
Lake of the Ozarks is located in central Missouri. It is a large reservoir located on the
Osage River. It has great fishing opportunities as well as other recreational activities.
The lake has over 1,100 miles olf shoreline with 7,000 acres of water. It has plenty of
good cover and structure for fish. Its water is very clear and very deep in some areas.
Bass, walleye, crappie and sunfish are the primary species pursued. There is plenty of
bank access around the lake. Kayaks, canoes, john boats, pontoon boat and bass
boats can be used to fish.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Bluegill
Sunfish
White Crappie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time for crappie, largemouth and spotted bass.
Summer:
This is a good time for bluegill as well as bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for spotted, and largemouth bass as well as crappie. Other species
can also be caught.
Winter:
Winter months are the best times for walleye, and a good time for largemouth, and
spotted bass.

Lake Level: Lake of the Ozarks

Weather: Osage Beach, Missouri

Recommended Lures and Bait For :
Bass

Bluegi
ll and sunfish

Crappie































Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass - Minnows, Crayfish

Bluegill - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.