Lake Ozark River Fishing Guide is a USCG Licensed and Insured Fishing Guide. We provide all the equipment needed for the trip. All you need is your fishing permit (you can go online to Missouri Department of Conservation website here or purchase them at most bait shops in the area, or Walmart) , appropriate clothing, food and drinks.
Lake of the Ozarks is one of the best in the nation for many breeds of fishing. You can find Walleye and Smallmouth Bass in the lake on occasion. Great fishing can be found at the lake – you just need to know how and where to fish. If you’re looking for a big bass, winter/spring are the best times, but not the only time to catch them. Some fish are seasonal like the white bass in the spring/fall, walleye late winter, spring and fall are the best. Crappie bite year round; you can usually catch some nice sized crappie in the winter with nice limits in April, May and then again in the fall. Some of the best trips ever, were during the early spring with a snow.
The Osage River is a great place to fish year round and will surprise you on how big the Black Bass and the number of Kentucky Bass are in the river. Some nice Crappie, Walleye, White Bass, Catfish and Spoonbill come from the river too. To fish the Osage River, you need a jet boat that can run the shallow waters and know how to run the jettys and shoals. Some parts of the river are better than others at times and knowing that will put more fish in the boat. Spoonbill fishing is from March 15 to April 30. Walleye are best late in the winter, white bass early spring and fall. Again, don’t let the weather stop you from taking a fun trip on the river. In January the eagles show up and stay until mid summer, so a trip to take pictures of the eagles and other wildlife makes for a fun family trip.
Gasconade and Big Piney River are well kept secrets for Smallmouth Bass. The Gasconade River is a smaller river but has a trophy area for Smallmouth Bass. A jet boat is a must to run the shallow water and knowing how to read the channels to run. We know what time is best, where and how to catch the Smallies. We take trophy trips only for Smallies and don’t keep any but we can measure them and take pictures of them to have mounts made. Book a trip on the Gasconade or Big Piney for this winter!
Night Fishing is a lot of fun in the summer and you can beat the heat too… you can catch nice Bass and Crappie at this time. We take four and six hour trips only. Fishing at night, under the boat lights can be fast action with limits for a fish fry of Bass or Crappie.
Bow Fishing is a fun and upcoming sport in Missouri. This is a way to keep in shape for bowhunting getting lots of shooting experience to test your skills. This is an early morning or night trip for four or six hour trips. We have bows and arrows but you can also bring your own if you have them. Lost bows or arrows will be charged to you if you drop a bow in the water or lose an arrow – this can happen sometimes. We take up to three people at a time so get a friend and test your bow fishing skills.
If Photography or a Scenic Adventure is what you want, we have special guided trips that will take you down river to look for eagles and other wildlife. At times there are lots of eagles and other wildlife to see. With October being the best time of the fall season to enjoy the leaves changing colors, book a scenic tour and enjoy the beautiful Ozark hills and great fishing. The river will not have the big boats and waves to deal with and is much more peaceful to be on in the summer. Call to Book your Scenic Adventure!
Lake Ozark Fishing Guide has a lot to offer you in a fishing trip. We fish year round on Lake of the Ozarks and the Osage River. We also fish the Gasconade River and Big Piney River by request. We like to catch fish and want you to catch them as well – so we fish where the bite is best! We fish for Black Bass, Kentucky Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Walleye, White Bass, Catfish, and Spoonbill, when in season. We now offer Bowfishing!