Lake of the Ozarks Fishing



Top Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Spots

  1. Cole Camp Creek
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  3. Submerged Bridge
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  4. Mossy Creek
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  5. Boat Ramp
    5/10/2018 3:34:37 PM -


  6. Submerged Bridge
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  7. Brush creek
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  8. Submerged Bridge
    5/10/2018 3:34:45 PM -


  9. Elkins Hollow
    5/10/2018 3:34:44 PM -


  10. Brown Bend
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Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake of the Ozarks, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Longear Sunfish

  2. Longear Sunfish

    There is a 21.33% catch rate for Longear Sunfish, based on 16 Longear Sunfish counted.


  3. Rock Bass

  4. Rock Bass

    There is a 17.33% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 13 Rock Bass counted.


  5. Smallmouth Bass

  6. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 14.67% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 11 Smallmouth Bass counted.


  7. Green Sunfish

  8. Green Sunfish

    There is a 13.33% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 10 Green Sunfish counted.


  9. Bluegill

  10. Bluegill

    There is a 8% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 6 Bluegill counted.


  11. Largemouth Bass

  12. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 6.67% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 5 Largemouth Bass counted.


  13. Channel Catfish

  14. Channel Catfish

    There is a 5.33% catch rate for Channel Catfish, based on 4 Channel Catfish counted.


  15. White Crappie

  16. White Crappie

    There is a 4% catch rate for White Crappie, based on 3 White Crappie counted.


  17. Gizzard Shad

  18. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 2.67% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 2 Gizzard Shad counted.


  19. Dollar Sunfish

  20. Dollar Sunfish

    There is a 1.33% catch rate for Dollar Sunfish, based on 1 Dollar Sunfish counted.


Recommedations above based on 14 species of fish and 75 fish counted for September around Lake of the Ozarks.

To date, there are 26 species of fish and a total of 515 fish counted for Lake of the Ozarks and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1879 (143 years).

Last Update: 9/20/2022 1:55:26 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Reports

  • Fish Talk
    1/25/2022 3:01:16 PM - Another new season here on Lake of the Ozarks. I started working in the fishing business in 97 that's been a while ago now. Crazy how...


  • 2021 Winter
    2/8/2021 5:04:33 PM - It's Cold out there and I can't fish so I guess I'll talk about fishing! I'll start with the most current information water temp is in...


  • 2021 Winter
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  • Current is the key factor this year
    7/4/2019 10:36:48 PM - This year has been one of the best years since I started guiding 16 years ago. The region has experienced a lot of rain which flooded...


  • Current is the key factor this year
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  • Water bottomed out and on the way up!
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  • Mid Summer Report
    7/15/2018 11:34:41 PM - Mid July here at Lake of the Ozarks and things have been busy. I've been running about 7 trips a week on average for several months now....


  • Mid Summer Report
    7/15/2018 11:34:41 PM - Mid July here at Lake of the Ozarks and things have been busy. I've been running about 7 trips a week on average for several months now....


  • Spring 2018
    3/6/2018 1:49:52 PM - I've been busy lately with a surprising shallow crappie bite right up on the banks. It's early in the year to see this as water temps are...


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Top Lake of the Ozarks Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Osage Beach Bait & Tackle


  2. Ozarks Bait & Tackle


  3. L.A. Products


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Top Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Jack's Guide Services
    On your next trip to Lake of the Ozarks take some time to get on the water and catch some fish. I can make this happen. As a professional fisherman, I spend a couple hundred days every year pursuing bass, crappie and catfish. I primarily guide out o

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Top Lake of the Ozarks Marinas

  1. Montego Bay Marina


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