The Osage River below Lake of the Ozarks is my favorite wiper spot. Lake of the Ozarks has a very healthy population of wipers and stripers but at 92 miles long, 1375 miles of shoreline and 65,000 surface acres, it can be a real challenge to find the fish all the time. The tailrace at Bagnell Dam is a relatively small area with large numbers of wipers, up to 18 pounds. And when the wipers are off, chances are the whites are biting. Also, every once in a while, you'll be surprised by a 50-100 pound paddlefish on the end of your line.