The water level drop at Lake of the Ozarks has reached the winter Ameren guide curve of 654 feet above sea level. This occurs in February each year and usually adversely affects the fish bite for a few days. The bite has improved over the last few days and should continue to improve as the weather warms and the lake level stabilizes. We're catching Crappie on jigs, minnows, and using corks in a variety of locations as there are large schools of black crappie roaming around that remain grouped up in their winter pattern. We're also catching fish on brush piles. (Crappie and Bass) The best jig colors of late have been white, blue , chartreuse or some combination of those colors.
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