Friday, August 2, 2019

Fishing Month at the Lake of the Ozarks

August is Fishing Month! There are many reasons for people to come down and stay at the vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, but one of the biggest includes fishing. Whether you are an avid fisherman, or just getting started, there are some “big ones” that are ready to be caught in our lake. Here are some fun fishing facts, a few of the most common species you’ll find in our waters, as well as some upcoming fishing events that you won’t want to miss!

Fun Freshwater Fishing Facts

  • Many fish can distinguish colors, though this is only useful in shallow water and in the daytime. Vision probably is black-and-white in deep water and at night, due to low light levels.
  • A fish's eyes are usually located toward the top of the head. This results in a tendency to eat prey that is above the fish. (You'll want to take advantage of this by presenting most lures and baits slightly above the fish's eye level.)
  • A fish hears by using bones in its head called otoliths. The hearing system then sends information to the brain.
  • Taste buds are not always located in a fish's mouth. For instance, a good-sized catfish has 175,000 taste buds spread all over its body, with another 20,000 inside the mouth.

Lake of the Ozarks Fish

There are MANY fish in the Lake of the Ozarks, but here are a few of the “Best Bets” from the Annual Prospects Report from the MDC

  • Largemouth Bass
  • White Bass
  • White Crappie
  • Blue Catfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Paddlefish
  • Bluegill

Fishing Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Fishing is enjoyed at the Lake of the Ozarks all year long, but prime times are in the spring and fall months. Makes plans to come out to the Lake of the Ozarks this fall to participate in these great events!

Osage Beach Fishing Derby
Oct 05, 2019
Osage Beach City Park Lake Front
950 Hatchery Road
Osage Beach MO 65065
Phone: 573-302-7460

The City of Osage Beach Fishing Derby will be held on October 5th at the Osage Beach City Park! Join us at this free event which includes prizes and a hot dog lunch! All equipment will be provided. Open to all children ages 15 and under and their families. For more information visit

Fall Big Bass Bash
Oct 05, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
Lake Wide
Lake Ozark MO 65049
Phone: 314-703-8462

The Big Bass Bash is a bass tournament designed for amateurs only. Its unique format allows the weekend angler a chance to win big money like the professionals. Unlike most fishing tournaments which have a team arrangement where prizes are based on total weight, the Big Bass Bash format is distinctive in that it only takes one fisherman just one big bass to win.

Angler's Port Marine Shootout Crappie Tournament
Oct 27, 2019
Captain Ron's
Lake Rd 5-50
Sunrise Beach MO 65079
Phone: 660-351-2791

Registration at Captain Ron’s Friday from 5pm-8pm and Saturday at 6am.
Lake Rd 5-50, Sunrise Beach, MO
Fishing Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Must be in the weigh-in line by 4 p.m.

Need a Fishing Cabin?

If you need a getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks, Team Lasson is ready to help you secure the perfect spot. Now is a great time to get a mortgage at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would be honored to help you secure the home of your dreams. From quaint cabins in quiet waters to luxury homes with elaborate docks - there is a little bit of everything, don’t let the right home get away from you!

For Lake area news, resources and tips on financial services, please 

Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

4655 B Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Direct: (573) 746-7211

**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions.

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