The Lake Today Recreation


Sycamore Creek Couples League releases results for May 17

The Sycamore Creek Couples League continued its 2015 season Sunday, May 17. The following are the results.

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Lake Area beaches scheduled to open this weekend

Both state park beaches that serve Lake of the Ozarks are scheduled to open this weekend.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Developing new hunters highlights season

It takes age and experience to grasp the old adage, “It’s better to give than receive.”

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SFCC Bass Fishing Club participates in first tourney

Members of the State Fair Community College Bass Fishing Club, “The Roadrunners,” competed in their first fishing tournament, the 2015 Spring Bass Bash, April 18-19 at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Fishing Tip: Giving praise to a Lake Area student fisherman

It is important today’s youth learn how to fish, and some excel in the sport. One Lake Area student has become part of the first ever Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team.

Recognize National Safe Boating Week May 16-22

Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel J. Bret Johnson asks the public to be aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 16-22.

Tee It Up for Down Syndrome returns Sunday to Osage National

Golfers and supporters are asked to participate in the annual Tee it Up for Down Syndrome par-3 golf tournament Sunday, May 17 at Osage National Golf Resort in Lake Ozark.

Fish for a great cause during ‘Catch a Vet’ Saturday

The AT&T Veterans St. Louis / Metro East and Missouri West Chapters would like to invite fishermen to the upcoming “Catch a Vet” charity fishing tournament Saturday at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

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MDC confirms lake sturgeon now reproducing in the Mississippi

The discovery was made after a local angler produced a video he had taken of several male sturgeon engaged in spawning activity near West Alton.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Bass are biting at Lake of the Ozarks

Trying to understand directions on Lake of the Ozarks is like cracking some sort of secret code.

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Fishing Tip: Know fishing tournament etiquette

A plethora of large, medium and small fishing tournaments continue at Lake of the Ozarks and started earlier this spring. Whether is fishing for bass or crappie, many tournaments bring home great payouts to participants and allow both professional and amateur fishermen a chance to “test the waters” on a new crop of fish at the Lake.

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For a sweet song and cheerful color, you can’t beat Baltimore orioles

Baltimore orioles are one of Missouri’s favorite summertime residents

You often hear them before you see them. Their song sounds almost like the music of a very sweet toned flute.

Free kids fishing day at Bennett Spring State Park

The Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri Department of Natural Resources will offer free fishing and other fun activities for kids ages 15 years and younger on Saturday at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon.

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Fishing Tip & Lure of the Week: Crappie are currently hungry after minnows

With some crappie already spawning and others moving to the banks to spawn, fishermen are finding all types of jigs are reeling keepers and allowing them to reach their daily limit. However, one bait is what many crappie are hungry for while the spawn is on: minnows.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Fishing creates lasting family memories

Fishing is one of the greatest ways I know of to spend time together as a family.