Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County

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8/14/18 @ 4:54 AM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
Haven't fished much the past week and when I did the results were disappointing. HOWEVER last night they bit a little better. We caught several nice bass and had one that took off like it was going to the tavern and never looked back.  Wow we never saw it we have no idea what it was but it just pulled the line off the reel and snap it was gone. Caught fish on a worm, crankbait and a plopper. Good evening of fishing for sure.

Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County Photo
Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County Photo
Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County Photo
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8/3/18 @ 11:44 AM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Took one of the St Elizabeth Fishing team anglers out this morning. Cody has lots of spunk and is a pretty good angler. He learned today that casting accuracy is a must and that you can't catch fish on top of a dock. We caught fish on topwater early then we started catching them on a worm then later flipping a Rage critter bait.  If we can keep this boy focused on fishing instead of girls he will be tough to beat. 

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8/2/18 @ 7:59 PM
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Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (71%)
Waning Gibbous

Took a couple of guys out early thirty today. We caught fish off of wave breaks and dock ends on topwater. Then after that bite slowed down we started catching fish on a drop shot and a texas rigged worm.

Edited on 8/3/18 11:45 AM
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8/1/18 @ 1:51 PM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Caught several fish off of wave breaks and dock corners on  topwater. After the sun came up good changed to a worm on a some main lake stuff points mainly. Caught fish but could not consider great fishing. 

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7/29/18 @ 10:19 PM
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Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Been fishing lots and posting not. The fish early in the day are chasing shad in the back of the coves in skinny water. They have been biting topwater pretty good early before the sun gets above the trees. Once that happens move to the main lake and fish a worm on the main lake points.  The past few days have been fun with the married couples. Some days we nailed them other days we didn't.But we still had fun that's what counts.  

Good Fishing

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Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County Photo
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7/18/18 @ 6:41 AM
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Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
Above 95° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Took the one and only Ken Taylor out fishing last night. Ken does The Outdoor Guy radio show every Friday afternoon at 3 to 4PM CST on ESPN Radio in KC MO or nationally Saturdays at 9 AM CST on Sports Byline USA. It is always a good time fishing with Ken. We caught bass on main lake points on a big worm in about 20 feet of water. We found a bunch of fish on a main lake point. They were eager to bite but not willing to commit.One hit wonders is what I call them. We did scratch out some nice fish but no monsters. The water temp is in the low 90s the thermocline is setting up around 30 feet in some areas so the fish are spending more time in the hotter water causing them to stress out. Please be careful and practice catch and quickly release.   

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7/17/18 @ 8:08 AM
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Ed Franko
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MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
Above 95° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
Had a fishing trip last evening with Robert and Mike from St. Louis Missouri. Both of the guys had really never fished a Texas rigged worm and had a hard time setting the hook in the 20 plus feet of water. They had plenty of bites but the hook up rate was tough. It was a weird night as the fish would hit the worm and then gone. They simply would not stay with it. Big worms and main lake points are the ticket to success right now. With the water temp in the low 90s the fish are taking a beating. I really believe that all tournament fishing should be suspended until the water temp gets into at least down to the mid 80s.

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7/13/18 @ 8:57 AM
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Ed Franko
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MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
Above 95° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

With the air temp in the upper 90s and the water temp 90 degrees. It is hard to fish let alone get the fish to eat. Two days ago we slapped them real good . We could catch them on every point we fished. Last night we struggled to catch a bass over two pounds. We fished the same bait the same way except last night we had a east wind.I know that the old wise tale the fish bite the least when the wind is from the east. We fished the same type of structure both nights with the same baits.  GO FIGURE.

Posted are a couple of fish that were from the two night ago trip. Good Fishing

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7/9/18 @ 12:07 PM
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Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (16%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
Took a couple of real nice people from florida out this morning. We caught several fish on topwater early. The worm bite for some reason is slow slow .We caught a few but we fished lots of brush piles to get them. whopper plopper was the bait for today..

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7/4/18 @ 8:01 AM
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Ed Franko
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MOON PHASE (66%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Put a smack down on those Bass again last night. The fish were once again eager to eat a worm. Really didn't make a difference in color. It was putting it in the right place a wiggling it just right. (that sounds bad) You had to hit the ledge on the sweet spot and then shake your rod a little and then let it fall off. Smack it they would. Caught at least 25 to 30 in just a few hours. Good time for sure .


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