Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County

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11/16/18 @ 5:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

The fish are biting a little. People are catching black bass on slow rolling spinnerbaits, sq bills, jerk baits and of course the jig.The fish seemed to located about halfway back to the back of the coves. The fish are still following the bait. Find the shad find the bass.         Crappie can be caught around the docks above the brush.  

Be careful out there with the colder weather and the colder water temps always wear your PFD.

Good Fishing!

 

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11/8/18 @ 8:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Another crappy day here at the lake. The fish are eating a little but not for me. I have had several of my friends tell me that they are catching some days and not others. Sq bills and spinnerbaits are working in the backs of coves where shad are. Find shad find fish.   Crappie fishing is fair guys are fishing jigs above the brush.slow slow slow. . 

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11/5/18 @ 4:05 PM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

The fishing has been pretty tough lately according to my sources. The lake temp is good but the fronts are coming about every day. The bite has been on early am topwater and then switching over to a shaker head and fishing it along sides of the docks.  Crappie fishing has been fair over the tops of brush. Guys are shooting docks with pretty good success and catching some nice slabs.   

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10/14/18 @ 7:33 AM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Another cold nasty day out on the big pond yesterday.the bite is showing it also. In a Costa Series tournament the weights really showed. This lake normally gives up stringers five fish twenty plus pounds. However yesterday you could cut this weight in half.  

The bite is sloe on a jig in transition spots. Brush on secondary points seem to be he best bet. My sources tell me that the ledge bite works but don't expect to wear yourself out from setting the hook. Casting perhaps.not setting the hook. This happens every year and the fish will take off soon and go nuts.

Bass Slow

Crappie fair shooting docks or swimming a jig over brush

Good fishing!

 

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10/12/18 @ 4:40 PM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Big cold front rolled in and the shallow fish rolled out. The bite for the most part in the shallows has slowed down. It will refire in a few days and when it does it will be on like Donkey Kong. The deep water bite is fair in the brush piles . I watch a Costa series co angler catch 2 keepers out of my brush pile yesterday.    

Good fishing to all                                                         Big Ed Landlocked

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10/8/18 @ 7:41 AM
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Ed Franko
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MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

First and foremost this is not a actual first hand fishing report.However it is a very good report as I actually have talked to people in the know about the current conditions.  I Personally will be sidelined from fishing for 6 to 10 weeks as of a result of massive back surgery.  I certainly hope that this does not offend anyone as I try to give as much accurate information as possible. This past weekend was the big bass bash a Bass where a bass under 7 lbs won a lucky angler a cool $100,000 dollars. The big bite was slow it was a pitching bite that caught the most quality fish. Fishing between docks and on points.  My reports said to me that the bite was not slow as there was plenty of dink fish caught but the big guys just were dieting. That is  kind of a normal thing for me to hear.   

Catching fish on a top water early then fishing a worm of a jig later in the day seemed to be the rule. The lake has been hit with lots of rain this past week.The fishing will get better every day. 

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10/2/18 @ 9:33 AM
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Ed Franko
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MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Caught bass everywhere we fished today. We didn't have any heavy weights but we caught fish. The fish were eager to hit a jig, big worm and a plopper. Good time for sure...

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9/26/18 @ 6:20 AM
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Ed Franko
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MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Have been fishing quite a bit and the fishing has been pretty darn good. i have been catching them on a Whopper Plopper and a jig. The plopper has been working the best on shallow flats and the corners of the big docks.

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9/20/18 @ 4:02 PM
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Ed Franko
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MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
91° - 95° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Went out this morning and caught them pretty good. I was surprised that they were as active as they were.  the fish were eager to eat top waters along the corners of docks.

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9/16/18 @ 6:50 AM
Ed Franko
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You are so so welcome!!!!

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