Lake of the Ozarks’ real calling card, however, is the fishing. Without a doubt, Lake Oz harbors one of the most diverse fisheries in the entire Midwest. Fishing season really jumpstarts on March 15 with paddle fish or spoonbill snagging season; these prehistoric residents of the Osage are mined from the river above the 60-mile mark to Truman Dam. Sixty- to 80-pound fish are caught every year.
Lake of the Ozarks Fishing News
Lake Oz is also known for fantastic crappie fishing as most of its 25,000 private docks have been surrounded by brush that the dock owners have planted to entice these tasty white fish. Are there largemouth bass in Lake Oz? You bet. Lake Oz is one of Missouri’s biggest stops for the play-for-pay boys. FLW, Bassmaster Elite, Stren, Everstart and loads of regional and local fishing tournaments — along with about everyone with a rear winder — wants to pitch a bait on this big bass factory. Lake Oz also has extremely high populations of blue cat, white bass, hybrids, sunfish and rough fish, making it, unquestionably, one of Missouri’s top fishing destinations.
With abundant accommodations, on its 1,500 miles of shoreline and water ranging from murky on the Osage to clear on the Niangua and Gravois Creek arms, there is something for everyone on Mid-Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.
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