Tips for Fishing Off your Dock

Spring is finally here which means that it's time to start enjoying the great outdoors again! There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy the outdoors at the Lake of the Ozarks. Fishing is a popular activity for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Fishing off a dock is a great way to catch fish this Spring and today our dock company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips for fishing off your dock this spring!


Move With the Water

When you're trying to catch bass at the Lake off your dock, a general rule of thumb is that the bass will move with the water levels. Spring typically brings frequent rain showers which can cause a fluctuation in water levels. Generally, the bass will rise with the water levels. With higher water levels, it's not a bad idea to target the top of the water. You'd be surprised how shallow the bass will live.

Create a Fish Habitat

If you want to attract fish to your dock, a great way to do so is to provide a home for them! Placing trees near your dock will provide a good place for spawning habitat and especially for bass. Creating a habitat also helps to protect the fish from predators which is enticing for the fish. It's a little late now but a great way to create a fish habitat at the Lake of the Ozarks is to drop your live Christmas tree in the lake after the holidays are over. Keep this tip in mind for next year!


Don't Overlook Gangways

It's easy to be drawn to the deeper parts of the water because many fish are drawn to shady areas. When you fish off your gangway, you can get into the shallower parts and even capture part of the shoreline to see if the fish are there. Largemouth bass and crappie love to spawn underneath docks and walkways because it provides protection from predators. 

We hope that you find these tips helpful when fishing off your dock this spring. If you find that your dock is not in the best shape, it may be time for a few dock repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you don't own a dock at your property but you've been thinking about installing one, give One Source Docks a call! Even if you don't own a boat, you can still benefit from owning a dock - especially for fishing! We build custom docks at the Lake of the Ozarks so we can build the dock to match your lifestyle and how you plan to use your dock. Give us a call and we can start designing your dock!



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