Walleye Fishing In Lake Of The Ozars Missouri

By: Daniel Eggertsen

Walleye has consistently become one of the most sought after fish in the world. With the natural mild taste of this fish, it is great smoked, pan fried and so much more. The walleye is definitely a treat for the palette. And one of the best places to catch these wonderful fish is the Lake of the Ozarks, down there in Missouri.

The Lake of the Ozarks has been consistently stocking the walleye for about the last ten years. This has been proven to make a terrific difference on the fish productivity in this lake. As we all know, traditionally, the walleye has naturally taken to open water ways and rivers, so placing them in the lakes has been a change of environment for them. In addition, stronger currents have always been a place to find the walleye. Not anymore, now the walleye can be located in the calm cool waters of this vast lake system.

The best time to fish for the walleye in the Lake of the Ozarks is actually January 1 through December. I know, you are probably thinking that you can't fish for walleye in the winter, but that is simply not true. In this area, the winter is easily the best time to fish for these tasty morsels. You can additionally fish for walleye during the rest of the months as well.

Fishing for the walleye here is very similar to fishing for walleye anywhere else in the country. The walleye is a creature of habit. These wonderfully tasty fish are ready and willing to give you a run for your money in catching them. If you do not study your surroundings and know the habits of these fish, then you are unlikely to bring in the big haul. The walleye is known to be sensitive to light and you do need to understand that in wide bodies of water like this lake group, they will stay as close to the bottom of the water as possible. This will shield most of the light from them and allow the walleye to move about freely. The best time to fish for the walleye is always dawn and dusk, no matter where you are fishing for them. This goes back to the light sensitivity thing again.

This fish likes to hang out in boulders and rock formations as well as the grassy areas of the water. They hunt for their food here as well as shield from the light.You will need to use the same type of lure system for the walleye here as you would fish for them anywhere else. You will need to have bright colors, preferably fluorescent for the jigs and also metallic shimmery lures. You will also need to use live bait to catch walleye as well.

There are many terrific spots to fish for the walleye in the Lake of the Ozarks. In all actuality, there is no bad place to fish in this lake. Other places to fish in this area are Stockton lake, Thomas hill reservoir, table rock lake, bull shoals lake and mark twain lake. All of these areas offer phenomenal fishing, however, the Lake of the Ozarks is the best for walleye especially in the winter. In looking for the perfect spot to catch your walleye, you will want to look for natural formations in which this area has plenty.

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