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Major League Fishing's Bass Pro Shops 2017 Summit Select

Tune into the Outdoor Channel each Saturday until February 4th (at 1:00 pm Central) to see Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks featured as the setting for Major League Fishing's Bass Pro Shops 2017 Summit Select. Watch as professional anglers at The Lake qualify to see who goes onto the final series. Can't catch the show on Saturday afternoon? No problem: The show is rerun on Sundays at 3:00 pm Central. Or better yet - set your DVR! You can also go to the Major League Fishing website to watch episodes online.

Covering 54,000 acres and over 1,150 miles of shoreline, the Lake of the Ozarks is home to some of the best fishing in the country. The biggest question for the average fishmerman is, "When and where is the best time to catch largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, white bass, etc?" With the help of we want to provide you with a weekly fishing report to give you some pointers on when, where and how to fish the many coves, docks and shorelines at Lake of the Ozarks. Please check out Bassing Bob's daily/weekly/monthly fishing reports as well as videos and more.

The Lake is loaded with a variety of fish species: largemouth bass, spotted bass, black and white crappie, blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white bass, hybrid stripers, paddlefish, walleye and bluegill.

The Lake's state parks also attract anglers year-round. Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Osage Beach offers boat ramps, dock-fishing and crappie beds. Ha Ha Tonka State Park near Camdenton has two boat docks and allows fishing from marked access points. Numerous bait shops and full-service marinas also serve the Lake area.

If you want to just cut to the chase, call on one of the Lake's independent fishing guides. These pros will take you directly to the "hot spots" and provide tackle and bait.

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