PROSTAFF PROFILE:
Ed Franko

Ed Franko
HOMETOWN:
Lake Ozark, MO

Hello, my name is Ed Franko, and I am the owner of Big Ed’s Guide Service, located at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. I have always enjoyed fishing and have been a dedicated angler since I was a small child. In the past, I have participated in several fishing tournaments, which include the Red Man Circuit, Bass World Sports, and several other open tournaments. These tournaments, along with a long-time passion for fishing, led to my desire to share my interests with others.

I am currently a fishing guide, and my main purpose is teaching others how to catch fish, not just showing them. I guide on Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri. I also participate in other fishing-related events, such as making guest appearances on various radio shows and working sporting shows for Nameoki Village Marine and the local Lake Area CVB.

www.bigedsguideservice.com

Recent Fishing Reports:

5/16/2018
Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County
Another sellar day on the water .  Took a young man out today that had never caught a fish before in his life.. He is now converted to the love of fishing. He caught several bass learned how to throw a spinning reel and a baitcaster.   The water temp is in the low 70s and the lake is clear. The bass are eager to hit a wacky worm and a topwater twitch bait. He did not catch any monsters but he had a smile ear to ear.
5/15/2018
Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County

The bass have been very active this past few days. They are in shallow pockets protecting their beds and will hit a wacky worm or a well placed topwater.. All in all having lots of fun and catching lots of fish. Now is a great time to be fishing Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

5/12/2018
Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County

Fished the past few days with wacky worms. We caught the fire out of them but the big ones are hard to find.The fish are on the beds and the males are in the protection mode.. I have seen a few big girls up shallow but the most are male dinks.

5/6/2018
Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County

Fished the jerk bait this morning early and caught a few bass. Then changed to a wacky worm and it was on like Donkey Kong.The lake has come up about two feet and it changed the bite a little. 

5/4/2018
Lake of the Ozarks, Miller County
Fishing was a little tougher today than it had been. The fish bit good early then we had a cool front blow through about 9am. The fishing was tough after that but we still managed to catch a few. all of our fish came off a stick bait in spawning coves.