Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County

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10/14/18 @ 8:33 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 @ 5:40 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 @ 8:41 AM
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Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

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

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 @ 7:20 AM
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Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

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 @ 5:02 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 @ 7:50 AM
Ed Franko
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You are so so welcome!!!!

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9/12/18 @ 8:12 PM
SteveWalter
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What to send a big thank you to Big Ed. We had a blast learning how to use a drop shot and teaching Jina how to throw a bait caster.... she will keep working on it. Thanks again for your patient with me.

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9/12/18 @ 7:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Good day on the pond today. Fun Fun Fun No monsters just a bunch of top water fish. The fish are chasing shad and there are plenty of them for sure. Good time nothing is better than catching fish on a top water.

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9/11/18 @ 6:16 AM
FISHING REPORT
Ed Franko
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MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

The bass are chasing shad. Both white bass and black bass are out in numbers chasing shad. The white are schooling and are showing up just about anytime of the day but the mornings and evenings are the best. It sure is fun to catch them but they sure like to poop in your boat when you catch them.Shad poop STINKS. The fish can be caught on a top water bait and also a Sq Bill. this bite should last for several weeks and will only get better as the weather gets cooler.

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