Swim Platforms Are Great for Fishing!

Fishing is an especially enjoyable pastime if you live at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you live on the water, you have the ability to cast a line whenever you want! If you don’t own a dock at the Lake of the Ozarks, or if you have a simple one-well dock, did you know a swim platform is great for fishing in addition to swimming? Read to to get a few tips for fishing off your dock!

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.

Now that spring is here, it’s an excellent time to take advantage of some great fishing! If you’d like to learn more about our swim platforms, dock accessories, or dock builds, feel free to give us a call! We would love to help you enjoy your lakefront property even more. We can help build a new dock or make modifications to your existing dock. At One Source Services, we are your one source solution for all lakefront construction at the Lake fo the Ozarks!


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