The trolling bite is HOT at Lake of the Ozarks right now! We utilize Bandit 300's and number 5 flicker shads to troll for crappie. We typically utilize 2-3 ounce weights on each pole to position the baits at the depth of the fish. We clip the weight on a barrel swivel about 3 feet above the crankbait and troll the baits .8 - 1.2 MPH. We run several poles and our customers usually stay busy catching fish during a charter. We're catchin most fish on bright colored crankbaits, such as chartreuse, purple, or pink. Fish in water 40-50 feet of depth and you'll find plenty of fish around schools of shad. Right now the fish are usually 10-25 feet deep. More often than not we're fishing in the main channel or the mouth of coves right now as the fish are more plentiful in deeper water. Good luck and we hope to see you on the water or take your crew fishing!