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Area 51 in Our Own Backyard?

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There is an alien invasion going on all around us! Now these aren’t the aliens that you see in the movies, but they are certainly just as scary if you enjoy spending time on the water. Asian Carp pose a great threat to our waterways here in in the United States, and are knocking on our backdoor here at the Lake of the Ozarks.


What Are Asian Carp?
Big Head, Silver, Black, and Grass Carp are all collectively known as Asian Carp, with the most prolific being Big Head and Silver Carp. They were introduced to the U.S. in the 1970’s to control
plankton and other nuisance populations in southern ponds. Flooding allowed these fish to escape their confined ponds and make their way into the Mississippi River. These non-native invaders have since been able to bulldoze their way up the Mississippi river. According to a 2013 study by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, they can now be found in over 23 state’s waterways.

Why Are They a Problem?
Asian Carp are a non-native species, with Blue/Flat Head C…

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If you’re wanting to stay in the loop with the fishing community at the Lake of the Ozarks, then a BassingBob.com membership is for you. Being a member gives you access to member only information, articles, and videos. We have a few different types of memberships, so we’re sure there’s one to fit your needs. Check out more information about our memberships below. Ready to join? Follow this link to sign up: https://www.bassingbob.com/join/?ref=. It’s that easy!


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Point View Resort Deploys Incredible Fish Habitat in Lake of the Ozarks

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Point Review Resort recently created a new fishing haven on Lake of the Ozarks by installing innovative artificial fish habitat structures for fish to congregate. Designed and developed by Fishiding.com of Wonder Lake, Illinois, the environmentally friendly complex, one of the largest of its kind, is comprised of dozens of structures intended to provide cover and protection for many species of fish.


Colossal Fish Habitat
Fishiding.com has been developing and building fish habitats for over a decade and this will be the first placement of their newest patent pending models, which are the largest modular artificial fish habitats anyone has designed to date. Fishiding.com owner David Ewald said that if you want to create a real fish magnet that’s stable, permanent and holds vast numbers of fish, “we needed to think really big. The system we’ve placed at Point View is colossal in scope,” Ewald said. “We’re talking about hundreds of individual modular pieces assembled into a sophisticated f…

July Fishing Tournaments at Lake of the Ozarks

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If you’re looking for a weekend fishing tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks, Bassing Bob has all the information you need. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced fisherman, anyone can benefit from a Bassing Bob membership. Members of Bassing Bob get access to fishing reports, expert articles and videos, and interactive maps. Check out the upcoming tournaments over the next month below and don’t forget to become a member of Bassing Bob.


July Bass Tournaments
Wednesday, July 3, 2019Missouri Angler Wednesday Night Tournament
6:30 PM- 10:00 PM | Lake of the Ozarks Location: PB#2
Thursday, July 4, 2019Eldon Bassmasters
6:30 PM- 10:00 PM | Lake of the Ozarks Location: Coffman Beach Access

Sunday, July 7, 2019Average Joe’s Open Buddy Tournament
6:00 AM- 2:00 PM | Lake of the Ozarks Location: Bledsoe Ferry

Wednesday, July 10, 2019Missouri Angler Wednesday Night Tournament
6:30 PM- 10:00 PM | Lake of the Ozarks Location: PB#2

Thursday, July 11, 2019Eldon Bassmasters
6:30 PM- 10:00 PM | Lake …

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Weekly fishing reportsAudio fishing reportsDesktop wallpaperLocal information – view local Lake of the Ozarks informationFishing glossary – define any fishing term in our glossaryTournament schedule – a complete Lake of the Ozarks tournament schedule (except Crappie+)Ability to read forums – start, reply, and follow discussionsPost to forums – check out active discussions Bassing Bob is offering a FREE 2-day trial. In this trial, you'll get to enjoy PRO+ access to all content, videos, reports and more! While our free membership gives you a small taste of the many benefits of a Bassing Bob membership, once you ge…

Featured Cove – Soap Creek

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Bassing Bob members get access to all sorts of great fishing information, including our expert articles and videos! These articles are helpful for both beginner and expert fishers. The amount of knowledge that goes into these articles and videos is truly incredible and one of a kind to the team at Bassing Bob. One of the features we cover in our articles is 'Featured Coves'. Our expert fishermen share their experiences and successful fishing tips for popular coves around the Lake of the Ozarks. This week, we're featuring Soap Creek Cove. Check it out!


Featured Cove – Soap Creek
Soap Creek is a large cove located five miles up the west end of the Gravois arm. The creek got its name from a wagon accident that happened long before the lake was filled. This accident left a large amount of soap in the creek that would leave suds in the water whenever it rained. Since then the creek has been submerged by the creation of the lake and is now home to some giant LOZ bass! Bassing Bob…

Don't Overlook Your Hooks!

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Hook selection can often be challenging for the beginning bass angler, especially when looking at the giant wall of different hooks and jig heads in your local tackle store. Anglers will often take their time to select the right plastic worm or creature bait, but then when it comes time to grab some hooks, they will grab whatever they think might work without putting much thought into it. Here are a few basic tips to help you select the right hooks for fishing at Lake of the Ozarks.


Variables of Fishing in June
There are many variables to consider when choosing the right hook to use. To choose the size of the hook, the most important things to keep in mind are the size and shape of the bait, the type of cover you are fishing, and the time of year, which will dictate the aggressiveness of the fish.

June is normally considered a transition month for bass. The transition we're referring to is the movement of bass from their spawning flats to their deep-water summer hangouts. Knowing t…